external frame The Workplace of STEM Education is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary effort across the University of Nebraska at Omaha's campus. With the guidance of the STEM Leadership Team, UNO is providing meaningful learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students of all ages. The group is focused on lots of aspects of STEM education, including improving teacher coaching, escalating the number and diversity of STEM teachers, giving innovative STEM curriculum, and researching STEM education interventions. Past projects have ranged from district-wide efforts targeting improvement of teaching strategies for minorities to working with robots as manipulatives to enforce science and mathematics learning experiences.

The Building Schools Education MENA event and BETT are the principal education events in the Middle East and serve to show precisely what concentrate is being placed on the development of the education sector inside the area. Other education events take location in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which showcase the neighborhood markets, however the Building Education MENA and the BETT events are likely the two main pan regional events.(Image: http://topschools.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ICHK_Resized_Logo.jpg) Both BETT and Developing Education MENA take location in Abu Dhabi every year and they are a good resource to start out understanding the opportunities, developments and marketplace that exists in the Middle East education section.

The Georgia College STEM Mini-Grant Plan stimulates innovative projects that strengthen instruction and student mastering in STEM disciplines and in applications that lead to initial teacher certification in these locations. Grants are readily available to fund projects in Teaching Innovations in university level introductory STEM courses and in STEM-focused K-16 finding out communities that market greater education and public college partnerships. Grants are out there to fund teaching innovation proposals in introductory STEM courses at the university level and in applications that lead to initial teacher certification in these regions. 7,000 and might be for an individual Georgia College faculty member or a team. Request for Proposals: download the Word Doc here and download the PDF right here. The Annual STEM Symposium provides a forum for mini-grant recipients to share projects outcomes, seek tips for peers to advance projects, stimulate conversations and talk about tips for future collaborations. The event also offers an opportunity for interested faculty, employees, students and guests to find out about the exceptional function in STEM at Georgia College and its positive effect on our broader communities.

Hong Kong’s HKUST Business enterprise School has just launched a host of new MBA electives such as courses on hot subjects like fintech and huge data analytics. Among the most one of a kind is a 4-week course on the Belt & Road Initiative—China’s huge infrastructure improvement project across the old Silk Road trade route. MBA students will explore case studies on improvement possibilities in Russia, Africa, and the numerous countries of the Belt & Road. 45 students have already signed up for the course, set for Could this year. Ranked in the best-15 of the Monetary Times’ Global MBA Rankings for nine consecutive years, the HKUST MBA is presented in a 16-month or accelerated, 12-month format alongside a host of over 70 elective courses.

Pauline Cheung, assistant director of MBA programs at HKUST Organization College, says the new initiatives are a response to employer demand. She lately spoke with Arthur Yuen, deputy chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and an HKUST alum, about what employers are searching for from MBA students. “In finance in specific, most corporations want persons with some type of technical understanding,” Pauline explains, “because many of the functions performed by economic practitioners now will be replaced by technology. “People from engineering schools may well have classic engineering abilities people today from finance schools may well have classic finance capabilities employers want men and women who have both,” she continues. As element of a tech-centric university, Pauline says, HKUST Small business College is well-placed to deliver that. This year, HKUST’s new MBA elective courses are becoming provided to alumni as well.

For a class of 50 students, 5 seats are spared for alumni. The Belt & Road course is currently over-subscribed, with 40 students and alumni on the waiting list. “Whenever we make a course accessible to alumni it gets completely subscribed inside two days,” Pauline beams. Plans are afoot to present a expert profession coaching service for current alums, as well as a 4-week course in wealth management, assisting alumni manage their investments just after enterprise college. “We want our students to advantage from life-extended understanding to frequently update their information,” Pauline explains. “We want to bring the community collectively. The 120-sturdy HKUST MBA class is typically 70% international, with more than 25 nationalities represented. A majority of students go on to pursue careers in finance, although Pauline has noticed numbers of students going into IT and technology roles raise from about 10% to 20% this year. Why ought to MBA applicants look at HKUST Enterprise College? “Applicants ought to believe about whether they want some kind of diverse exposure,” says Pauline. “HKUST is not like a standard American college. The class size and the culture itself is pretty different.

OGDEN, UT - Allmoxy announced the planned opening of a new public instruction facility when also revealing the launch of new interconnected ordering options in the company’s cloud-primarily based computer software system. Identified for its the internet primarily based design and manufacturing software for the cabinet market, Allmoxy now has added B2B ordering to the program. This function permits two or more Allmoxy web sites to automatically order goods from each other. For instance, a design and style center that sells cabinetry from a number of companies could have a user style in 3D on the design and style center’s web-site. Information and facts about pricing, availability, and restrictions (from the manufacturer) would be passed all the way to the designer in actual time as they design and style.

On putting the order, the program automatically funnels the proper orders to numerous companies for such parts of the project as doors, drawer boxes, cabinet components, and hardware, automating the order by means of Allmoxy’s already published characteristics. In addition, the method also connects the suppliers to their suppliers, so orders coming in for their products are converted to provide orders and placed with their own suppliers. In another example, suppose a door manufacturer receives an order from a design and style center for cherry doors. The technique calculates the material requirement (such as waste yield), checks inventory, and locations the order for the expected quantity of cherry with the preferred vendor.

“Seamless supply chain integration is tested and out there now,” said Brady Lewis of Allmoxy. The firm also created an infographic to support clarify how it all works. Allmoxy also plans to open a new education facility on August 27 in Ogden Utah. “The center is designed to be the hub for where woodworking meets technology,” said Lewis. The new center is made for large events, medium gatherings, and person meetings, Lewis stated. Facilities are made to manage conferences, presentations, education events, meetings, and perform boot camps. Featuring leading floor, 360-degree views of the lovely Rocky Mountains, and unique attention to design, the space is designed to an inspirational catalyst for innovation and progress, all dedicated to the woodworking business, Lewis stated. The new center is also conveniently located close to hotels, restaurants, and entertainment to add to its versatility. Have anything to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments under.

“Andrew” Chan Lok-hang is worried. The sounds on the Hong Kong street are altering. The territory, a former British colony transferred to Chinese manage in July 1997, is seeing its native language, Cantonese, gradually get replaced by the official language of mainland China, Mandarin. But Chan Lok-hang isn’t sitting back. He’s component of a resistance emerging to save Cantonese. For two decades, Hong Kong’s residents have fought sporadic battles with the Communist Celebration of China to retain their political and financial autonomy, assured under the transfer of energy agreement with the U.K. Now, as Beijing beneath President Xi Jinping encroaches a lot more and more, and as China’s financial influence grows, fresh battle lines are opening up — more than language.

An estimated 80 % of Hong Kong’s population speak Cantonese as their mother tongue. But below a nearby government led by Carrie Lam, a chief executive broadly viewed as close to Beijing, Mandarin is invading company, tourism and even classrooms. More than 70 percent of Hong Kong’s primary schools now use Mandarin as the medium of instruction. And activists have found videos made use of by schools in which Cantonese is demonized as a barbaric language, in contrast to virtuous Mandarin. To combat that creeping takeover by Mandarin, a developing band of individuals and groups in Hong Kong is attempting to highlight the threat, protest efforts to cripple the future of Cantonese and proactively work to preserve the territory’s standard language.

Chan Lok-hang is founder of the volunteer-run language activist group Societas Linguistica Hongkongensis (SLH) that, amongst other issues, hosts a Cantonese writing competitors which final year drew participants from 4 countries, including the Chinese mainland. The Cantonese film business, lengthy on its deathbed, is staging a revival that is attracting Hong Kong’s youth. ] want to do one thing for Cantonese and build something that has meaning for future generations. And projects to strengthen the Cantonese language’s status as a literary and academic language are cropping up across Hong Kong. At the moment, the odds seem stacked against the efforts to save Cantonese from the Mandarin invasion.

Each Beijing and the administration in Hong Kong are pushing Mandarin as portion of a policy to bind the territory much more closely with the mainland. “The Chinese government is trying to market Mandarin as the national identity, and saying that if you can’t speak fluent Mandarin, you are not even Chinese,” says Chan Lok-hang. But the challenge is not only political. For years just after it joined communist China, Hong Kong’s autonomy, while a sore point for hardliners in Beijing, was also beneficial for the party. Beneath its “One Country, Two Systems” slogan, Beijing cited Hong Kong’s British-based law and order systems, courts and Western economic regulations to woo global investors otherwise wary about placing money into mainland China, with its comparatively opaque governance.

That financial balance has now shifted. An influx of Mandarin-speaking migrants and tourists to the territory is producing that language increasingly a element of day-to-day life in Hong Kong. China’s currently enormous economy is nonetheless developing quickly, and extra of Hong Kong’s chief sectors — finance, trade and tourism — are dependent on its giant neighbor, making Mandarin necessary for these seeking jobs in a modern economy. The language activists aren’t providing up, even though. Far from it. At the moment, Cantonese is mostly a spoken language. “Cantonese is not like English,” says Lau. “We do not have large companies, or publishers who are prepared to put in sources to construct dictionaries. SLH isn’t waiting for the dictionary to come collectively. By means of their Cantonese writing competition, they’re attempting to make positive young children and students really feel empowered to use their mother tongue.

“We want to market Cantonese writing,” says Chan Lok-hang. Some, like Thomas Hun-tak Lee, the professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, think the issues more than the future of Cantonese are overblown. To view Mandarin as necessarily a threat too might be counterproductive, suggests Ming Chan, a professor of East Asian Studies at Stanford University and a Cantonese speaker who advocates a middle ground. “One more language is an asset,” says Ming. But Chan Lok-hang points to Guangdong, the province just across the Pearl River estuary that separates Hong Kong from the mainland. Like Hong Kong, Guangdong was Cantonese-speaking. And although Cantonese is still spoken in several regions of the province, enormous migration due to the province’s economic boom has meant that Mandarin is, increasingly, the daily language there. Today, Cantonese is not utilized in Guangdong for announcements on the provincial capital Guangzhou’s metro station or airport.

It isn’t a medium of instruction in neighborhood schools. Mandarin is king in Guangdong. “We are afraid of Hong Kong becoming like Guangzhou,” says Chan Lok-hang. The tussle is sharpening. Earlier this year, Chan Lok-hang and yet another student protested against a decision by their university, Hong Kong Baptist University, forcing students to take a mandatory Mandarin test to graduate. Chan Lok-hang was subsequently suspended, remains unable to get his degree and has been vilified by Chinese state media. But hundreds of other students joined a protest against the university, giving him hope. Hong Kong is hardly alien to clashes involving nations and ideologies. Britain and China fought more than it, and the territory remains a test of the battle in between communism and capitalism. Now, it is Mandarin vs. Cantonese, with Hong Kong’s future identity at stake.

Startup incubator Station Houston named Gabriella Rowe its new CEO productive straight away, according to an Aug. 14 statement from the firm. Rowe stated in an interview with the Houston Enterprise Journal. Rowe will continue to serve as a member of the mastering committee with Houston Exponential, a nonprofit devoted to developing the area's innovation ecosystem. Houston Exponential, or HX, was formed by combining Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Technologies and Innovation Job Force, the Houston Technologies Center, and the Higher Houston Partnership’s Innovation Roundtable. HX and Station Houston are both involved in the creation of Houston's new innovation district and startup hub in the Midtown area. In April, the former Sears constructing at 4201 Primary St. was bought by Rice Management Co., which manages Rice University's endowment investments, to be utilised as the campus for the innovation hub.

Station Houston will operate the startup incubator when building is completed in two years. Rowe mentioned in the statement. Blair Garrou, managing director of Mercury Fund and a Station Houston co-founder, is also excited for Rowe to join the startup incubator's team. Garrou stated in the statement. The Village College has hired Katherine Brewer to replace Rowe as head of school. She was hired out of Shanghai, where she previously served as the head of the Shanghai Community International College.(Image: http://topschools.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Po-Leung-Kuk-Choi-Kai-Yau-School_300x250.jpg) Brewer was recruited by Nord Anglia Education's corporate office in Hong Kong, and began operating with The Village School on July 16. The Shanghai Community International College is not owned by Nord Anglia Education.


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