Picture what you will what someone in the science, technology, engineering and math fields must be like – and understand that the Western New York STEM Hub looks to break open these fields to all. "For a long time, people thought STEM meant only engineering jobs that required six years of college and $60,000 worth of post-collegiate debt, but more and more people are acknowledging that STEM jobs are so broad-based," said Cherie Messore, executive director of the regional hub, one of 10 statewide. The hub works with about 800 individual partners representing roughly 300 different entities spanning Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. The partners – representing science- and math-based business pros, nonprofit leaders and educators from all academic levels – volunteer time teach those who want to follow in their footsteps. To that end this summer, the hub will host girls coding projects at SUNY Buffalo State, the first from on weekdays from … [Read more...] about STEM Hub demonstrates science, math jobs for more than just the guys
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Charter schools aid kids in need Manhattan: A recent report by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness highlights the education needs of students who lack a stable place to live. Charter schools are positioned to contribute. At the 186 schools authorized by the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, 75% of students are economically disadvantaged. Two stand out as models for serving young people who come to school from families in need of support. Broome Street Academy Charter High School sets aside half its seats for students who have been homeless or in the child welfare system, and its CHAMPION model links every student to a caring adult. The Door provides health, mental health, legal services, recreation and college-readiness programs. Its graduation rate is above 83%. Opening this fall in the Bronx, Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School will enroll students who were in the foster care system or whose families have received preventive services. It will support … [Read more...] about Readers sound off on charter schools, Dr. Sims and Howard Stern
Staff at one of only a handful specialist brain injury units in the UK - helping patients learn to walk and talk again after strokes and serious road accidents - are celebrating it's 25th anniversary. The 24-bed Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit (RHRU), at Northwick Park Hospital , has helped more than 2,000 patients since it opened its doors in 1993. Specialist staff help patients step-by-step in their recovery from the most severe brain injuries and other significant acquired neurological conditions. One such patient was Ben Spires - who collapsed at the family home in Harlow, Essex, and suffered a stroke - aged just 18. Ben said: “I felt like someone flicked a switch in my head. Read More Health news "One second I was fine, the next it was like someone had driven a nail through my head. Everything was a blur after that.” Ben’s parents managed to get him downstairs where he was rushed to the specialist stroke unit at Queen’s Hospital, Romford. His … [Read more...] about Meet the NHS staff who teach injured patients to walk and talk again
In just a matter of a few months, hundreds of dockless bicycles and scooters have appeared on the streets and sidewalks of San Diego.Some have praised them as effective ways to get around town and reduce traffic congestion. Others have complained they clutter sidewalks and that too many riders don’t follow the rules of the road, posing safety hazards to pedestrians.But from a business perspective, the nascent industry raises a basic economic question: How do these companies expect to make a profit?By last count, there are at least five dockless bike and scooter companies operating on San Diego streets and campuses and they offer their services at a deep discount.Bike users can expect to pay just $1 per 30 minutes. Electric scooter company Bird charges $1 to start each ride and 15 cents per minute from there.While that’s great for consumers, can these companies make any money at such prices?The firms say their costs are low and economies of scale help them slash the price of … [Read more...] about How can dockless bike and scooter companies make money?
There was a time when the only sure thing about college dining was packing on the freshman 15. A typical dinner meant mystery meat or soggy pasta, then hours goofing off around a communal table. If dining halls were where memories were made, the recollections aren’t of urgency or good food.But a funny thing happened from those generations to now. Health-conscious students raised on restaurant food are being plied with quinoa bowls and gourmet coffees prepared by cafeteria chefs and baristas. Quality not being enough, schools are taking things further, offering Starbucks-style apps for students to order ahead, grab-and-go gourmet meals to reheat in rooms, and cafeteria food delivered right to dorms.Which explains why Kelsey Bishop, a finance and entrepreneurship major at Boston College, thinks it’s entirely normal to sit in her morning Financial Policy class and tap her order into an app for a veggie omelet for pickup at the school’s Hillside Cafeteria. The senior will … [Read more...] about Food fight: Colleges take on Uber Eats with apps and dorm delivery