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5 Top STEM Environment Careers

We tend to take our planet for granted, but there are many people at work in environment careers who ensure that the Earth is protected for us. STEM environment careers are available to those who have training ranging from a two-year associate degree to a law degree, workers interested in field studies or a corporate office,...

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Growing Plants Without Soil? Understanding Hydroponics

Hydroponics, the system of growing plants without soil, originated thousands of years ago and now is considered by many to be the future of the agricultural industry. Plants grow if they receive water, sunlight, carbon dioxide and mineral nutrients. The minerals, such as potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus, usually come from the soil, but most farmers...

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By |February 9th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Surprising Facts About Leprosy

Leprosy has caused pain and disfiguration in its victims since 600 B.C., but early detection and modern drug treatment now contain the disease quickly and prevent transmission to others. Better known in today's medical world as Hansen's Disease, this often misunderstood chronic bacterial infection affects the skin, nervous system, nose mucous membranes, and the eyes. If...

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By |February 8th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Suprising Everyday Sources of Radiation

The effects of exposure to large doses of radiation from nuclear bombs or power plant disasters are frightening, but we are exposed to low doses from everyday sources of radiation without any apparent harm. Radiation is measured in the amount absorbed by the human body over a period of time. That measurement is called a...

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By |January 26th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

4 STEM Nobel Prize Winners to Know

Alfred Nobel created prizes to be awarded in the categories of literature, physics,chemistry peace, economics, and physiology and medicine in his will to those Nobel Prize winners whose inventions or discoveries were the best for mankind's benefit. The prizes have been awarded since 1901 and include 825 male and 47 female Nobel Prize winners. Those...

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By |December 9th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Ways to Avoid Being a College Dropout

Research done by Third Way shockingly concludes that 41 percent of college students fail to graduate within six years. Check out these tips to avoid being a college dropout. Six out of 10 Americans over the age of 24 have attempted college, but one-third of those people ended up becoming a college dropout. College dropouts...

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By |November 22nd, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Colleges for Diversity

These are some of the top STEM colleges for diversity named to the list of STEM JOBS Approved Colleges for 2016. Attracting and supporting students and faculty from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds with different life experiences and perspectives is an important part of any school. A bright spotlight focused on the need for diversity...

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Election Day: The Candidates’ Views on Education

Election Day is November 8 and even if you cannot yet vote in the national election, the results may affect you as a student in the public education system. Just where do the 2016 presidential candidates stand on educational issues? What candidates say they believe and what they can actually accomplish as president may be...

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By |November 1st, 2016|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Mariner Pilot

The most dangerous part of any sea voyage is coming into port, and it is the job of the mariner pilot to get the ship safely through shallow water and a busy harbor. Can this job really be that dangerous? Yes, it can, and it is! But it is also a respected position for someone...

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10 College Planning Tips for Parents

Are you worried, emotional, uncertain, and stressed about your child going off to college? Take a deep breath and try these college planning tips. 1. Keep communicating Parents and teens often have trouble with communication, but it is never more important than when you are beginning that college search process. Listen as much as you...

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By |September 8th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments