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Discovery Education Higher Ed

Blackboard announces Partnership with Discovery Education in Higher Ed

Blackboard and Discovery Education announced a partnership under which faculty and students in universities and community colleges can access Discovery Education’s digital content through Blackboard’s LMS and mobile platform.

Discovery Education’s higher ed library contains of over 90,000 learning resources, including  videos, images, audio learning guides and writing prompts.

The launch of a similar partnership for the K-12 space is planned for later this year and will give teachers access to more than 151,000 standards-aligned resources that address multiple learning styles and support the Common Core State Standards.

Blackboard had also just announced a partnership with Brazilian education company Grupo Positivo.

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L'Oréal 2014 For Women in Science program

Call For Applications: L’Oréal 2014 Fellowships For Women In Science

The L’Oréal 2014 Fellowships For Women In Science program annually recognizes the contributions women make in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Five US-based female researchers in the STEM fields will be awarded up to $60,000 each for their postdoc research.

New to the U.S. program this year, besides having exceptional academic records and intellectual merit, applicants will also be evaluated in part on their commitment to supporting women and girls in science.

The application period for the 11th L’Oréal Fellowships For Women In Science program is open until May 19. Winners will be announced in September 2014, the awards ceremony will take place in Washington DC in November.

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2014 Siemens Competition

Call for Entries in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Applications for the signature program of the Siemens Foundation are now open. Administered by Discovery Education, the Siemens Competition was established in 1998 and invites each year high school students nationwide to submit original research projects in math, science and technology for the opportunity to win college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000.

Applications are open to individuals or teams. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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