Inspiring and Challenging the Nation’s Future Leaders in Science and Technology

first_img Business News Buzzers, not bells, will ring in the New Year for thousands of middle- and high-school students all across the U.S. That’s because they’ll soon be pitting their math and science knowledge — and their reflexes — against one another in regional competitions of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 27th National Science Bowl® (NSB).The competitions start this month, with four students from each team facing off in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format. (More information about the date and location of specific regionals can be found through the NSB Homepage). The winning team from each of the 48 middle- and 68 high-school regions will compete in the National Finals, held in Washington, D.C. from April 27 to May 1, 2017. At the Finals, winning teams can score exciting adventure trips to Alaska and national parks across the country to learn first-hand about science in the field; as well as trophies, medals, and supplies for their schools’ science departments. But to many, the ultimate prize simply would be the prestige of winning the National Championship.Today, the NSB draws more than 14,000 middle- and high-school competitors. Approximately 265,000 students have faced off in the NSB Finals since the first competition in 1991. The knowledge that former NSB competitors have acquired – and more importantly, the habits of study that they’ve learned along the way – have led them to success in variety of fields. Many have become researchers; others are science and math professors at some of our some of our nation’s most prestigious universities.While those career paths might seem intuitive, the math and science knowledge students need to be successful in the NSB also can lead to successful careers in other fields. The 2017 NSB competitors will follow in the footsteps of previous National Science Bowl® contestants, and will blaze a trail for students in science, math and engineering for the next quarter-century.The National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics, energy, and math. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl®, and sponsors the NSB finals competition.DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit http://science.energy.gov/. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Education Inspiring and Challenging the Nation’s Future Leaders in Science and Technology Middle school and high school students begin competing next month in the 2017 National Science Bowl ®, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by DOE’s Office of Science, leading up to the national championship in May 2017. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 11:30 am Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Week 2 checkers at Mayetta fly for Holt

first_imgBy Bill Grit MAYETTA, Kan. (May 10) – Danny Holt denied opening night winner Cory Wray in topping Saturday’s BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modified main event at Thunder Hill Speedway.Blake Peeler and Clay Hale set the pace from the front row but Holt, with a new power plant, took the lead early. Wray started deep in the field and used the same line as last week, racing way high into the turns to make up ground on Holt. After a challenging start to the season, Holt stood victoriously in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane. Wray ran second. The Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Car feature looked to be a race for second place as Marvin Griffith Jr. set the pace early with a straightaway lead. Griffith lost steam with possible mechanical problems which allowed the rest of field to catch up. Lance Borgman gained the lead and the eventual win ahead of Brian Labonte.The IMCA Hobby Stocks took to the track under new title sponsorship of Bad Boyz Bail Bonds. Newcomer Tyler Hinrichs was chased to the checkers by Travis Burger.Luke Stallbaumer caught Austin Carter for the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Northern SportMod victory. Dan Canady checked out early and never looked back in winning the Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compact feature.last_img read more

Kwakwani annihilate Plaisance Secondary in Titan Bowl’s U-16 clash

first_imgKWAKWANI made a statement in their opener of the U-16 battle of the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Titan Bowl X by humiliating Plaisance Secondary 68-5 on Friday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Plaisance Secondary could not get past the defence of the Berbice River school and they struggled to get quality shots off. In the end, Ishmail Chapman led his side with just three points in a performance the East Coast school would want to forget.Elijah David and Clint Adolph led the attack with 15 points and six rebounds and 14 points and six rebounds respectively for the winners.The U-16 competition started with Arima Secondary whipping President’s College 40-17.Kevon Phillips and Kasim English were the main scorers for the Region Ten school with 11 points and eight rebounds; and eight points and four rebounds respectively.Kemal Mentore led PC with eight points and five rebounds. In another U-16 clash, Marian Academy, led by a tournament-high 28 points and 23 rebounds from Jether Harris, were able to knockout St Stanislaus College 42-34.Dwayne Best added 10 points for the winners.Mustapha Kadir attacked the boards with ferocity for Saints to grab a whopping 27 rebounds to go with 16 points.  Brandon McKoy was the next best finisher with seven points.In the other U-16 clash of the day, Bishops’ High edged past St Rose’s High by a single point, 35-34.Keron Bacchus led the winners with 20 points and 12 boards, while Chris Perez was equally impressive for St Rose’s High with 20 points and six rebounds.FEMALE DEVELOPMENTMeanwhile in the Female Development competition, Kwakwani Secondary gained revenge over three-time defending champions of the YBG National Schools Basketball Festivals, Marian Academy, by defeating them 39-23.Shania Sears powered her way to 19 points, 10 rebounds and six steals for the Festivals’ runners up, while Atalia Rose added 11 points and 13 rebounds. Aaliya Singh, who scored nine points and five rebounds, led Marian Academy.St Stanislaus also showed massive improvement when they took down Queen’s College in their encounter. The last time the two teams met was in the Festival’s East Coast/GT Regionals semi-final and QC had defeated Saints 14-7. On Friday, Saints gained revenge with a 40-27 win.Leana Benons exploded with 18 points, seven rebounds and six steals for the winners, while QC were led by Naiomi Barkoye, who finished with a double-double (14 points and 16 rebounds). Saints had a chance to re-write another defeat, when they tackled Marian Academy in the semi-finals yesterday afternoon.Several key players who were missing in the first-round clash (against Kwakwani) were expected to compete for Marian. When the two teams last met, in the first round of this year’s Festival, Marian had shut down Saints 31-2.The U-16 semis were also scheduled for last evening, followed by the U-18 semis. All three finals are scheduled for today.  Action tips off at 17:00h with the female battle.last_img read more

Bantam Flyers drop pair to Fort MacMurray

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The lack of 60 minute efforts haunted the Northern Metalic Bantam Flyers during their pair of games against Fort McMurray over the weekend.The Flyers trailed 3-0 after the 10 minute mark of the first period in Saturday’s game. With the Flyers reeling, they got a fortunate goal from James Kitney, assisted by Noah Lang. On that same shift, a beautiful three way passing goal made it 3-2, as again Kitney scored his second of the game assisted by Lang and Nathan Brownlee.The Oil Barons made it 4-2 early in the second period, but the Flyers clawed their way back to make it a one goal game as Kitney tapped in his hat trick goal on a pass from Brownlee.The Flyers fought all third period to tie it up and after a long stretch pass from Owen Floriant, Devan Minard tied it at 4 with a breakaway goal. Two unfortunate bounces went Fort Mac’s way late in the third, which lead to two goals. The Oil Barons added an empty-netter for a 7-4 final score.- Advertisement -On Sunday morning, the Flyers came out strong and after killing a 5-3 disadvantage in the first 5 minutes of the period, they dominated the play and missed on a number of great scoring chances as Fort Mac’s goalie came up huge to keep the score at 0 after one. The Flyers’ second period turned out to be their downfall, as the Oil Barons scored a trio of goals.The Flyers went down by four goals early in the third period before mounting a late comeback attempt. This started on a 2-1 goal with Hunter Brown feeding Minard for his second goal in two games. On the power play with 6:25 left to go, Hunter Brown scored assisted by Lang. The Flyers battled the remaining time, which eventually ran out on them, leaving them 1-and-3 versus Fort MacMurray this season.Coach Craig Brownlee says that he wants one thing from his team going into the holiday season: a 60 minute performance from his whole team.Advertisement The Flyers will look to turn their season back into the winning column in two weeks’ time as they head on the road to play Lloydminster, Wainwright and Lakeland.Story submitted by Craig Brownlee, edited by Chris Newton.last_img read more

Science Forum to ignite conversations about science and society

first_imgThis week’s inaugural Science Forum South Africa will provide a public science forum for discussions on the role of science in society in South Africa, across the continent, and globally, writes Science And Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.South Africa will host the first “Science Forum South Africa” (SFSA) this week.It is designed as a “public science” event open to all interested stakeholders, to provide a platform for discussion and debate on the role of science in South African, African society as well as globally.The programme is bringing together more than 1 500 participants for discussion and debate in four plenary sessions, 32 (parallel) short seminars and 18 individual lectures – labelled “Science talks.” The Science Forum will also include an exhibition and public outreach activities.The opening plenary session will include remarks by the African Union’s Commissioner for Science and Technology, Japan’s renowned Science and Technology in Society Forum’s Koji Omi, and Prof Salim Abdool Karim, internationally acclaimed for his work in the fight against HIV-AIDS.With the international negotiations on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris enjoying huge public attention, the Science Forum will include a plenary debate on the science, technology and innovation response to climate change.Chaired by the Chairperson of South Africa’s National Advisory Council on Innovation, Prof Cheryl de la Ray, and introduced by renowned South African systems ecologist and contributor to the International Panel on Climate Change, Prof Bob Scholes, the debate will include contributions from experts from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. These will include Dr Tanya Abrahamse, of the South African National Biodiversity Institute and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the United Nations Secretary-General.The second plenary debate will focus on how to best harness science, technology and innovation for the National Development Plan, drawing on international experience. The debate will be moderated by the CEO of South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency, Barlow Manilal. Panellists will include experts, such as Dr Ben Ngubane, democratic South Africa’s first Minister of Science and Technology; Prof Tebello Nyokong, a member of the United Nations high-level panel on the “Technology Bank and Science, Technology and Innovation Support Mechanism”, proposed to support the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals; as well as Prof Anil Gupta of India – an internationally celebrated expert on “grassroots innovation”.The closing plenary discussion will see the awarding of the “SFSA Science Diplomacy Awards”. These awards will recognise excellence and achievements in international scientific co-operation. A report highlighting the main messages emanating from the Forum will be compiled and presented by young officials of the Department of Science and Technology, on which international science policy thought leaders will comment, before I and Prof Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of the World Academy of Sciences, close proceedings.Of special note are the “science talks” programme, a series of 18 lectures of 30 minutes each delivered by eminent thought leaders. These lectures will run concurrently with a networking reception and as with the short seminar programme, participants will be able to move freely between lectures and the networking reception according to their areas of interest. The aim is to create a dynamic and lively discussion environment enabling a vibrant exchange of ideas, fostering partnerships and co-operation.The first cycle will notably include a lecture by the Director-General of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology on “Modern biotechnology and the African challenge.” International partnerships will be on offer in a presentation of “Skoltech – a new English-speaking university in Russia: strategy and international networking.” The scientific response to societal challenges specifically with regard to energy will be presented in a lecture on “A renewable-based South African energy system.”The Science Forum has been actively supported by the Non-Aligned Movement Centre of Science and Technology. Thus, the first cycle of the Science talks will include a lecture by the Centre’s Director-General on “Science, technology and innovation policy-making in developing countries – initiatives in emerging economies.” The last two lectures in the first cycle will focus on large-scale research infrastructures, with a Russian perspective on “Mega science projects” and then “Square Kilometre Array: Big Telescope, Big Science, Big Data.”Find the full programme at www.sfsa.co.zalast_img read more

It’s a wrap for 2016 Between the Rows

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jeremy Goyings, Paulding Co.We finished corn about a week go. We finished all of the double-crop beans but 160 acres. We got rained out last week and we haven’t been able to get back into them.The corn was kind of like we expected. It had about the highest variability we’ve ever had on our corn crop. We did finish a couple of fields — the farthest southeast farm and the farthest north farm — where we got out of the dry belt where we had a 185 and a 180. So at least a little bit of extra moisture helped. It was the same way with the beans.The driest stretch was almost centered on the vast majority of our acres. Only a few tenths of rain made a difference. We normally think about a farm getting two or three inches more that made up for the differences in yields, but this year it was 20 bushels different with just two or three tenths. It was so starved for water just a little bit made a difference.Everything stood excellent. I was worried towards the end we’d run into some stalk issues, but the late rains seemed to keep the later corn a little healthier.The double-crops were excellent for our area.  A lot of times you celebrate if you can get your money back that you put into it. This year the vast majority of them have come off in the low 30s. We even had a 44-bushel yield on one field.We tried to get them in right after the combine after the straw was baled. We’ll try that again next year so we can try to take advantage of that bonus check at the end of the year.For the rest of this weeks’ reports, click here.last_img read more

10 months ago​Liverpool in Champions League because of Alisson – Robertson

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Liverpool in Champions League because of Alisson – Robertsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andy Robertson is still grateful to goalkeeper Alisson.The Brazilian slipped up against Manchester United, fumbling a cross that led to an equalizer. But the Reds managed to get two goals in the second half to win 3-1.And Robertson knows that Alisson has saved Liverpool already this season, which means the odd mistake is forgiven.”He has been unbelievable this season and we all make mistakes,” the Scot said to the Evening Standard.”It is just if Mo Salah or Firmino make a mistake it maybe doesn’t get punished because it is up the other end, but that is unfortunately what a keeper has to put up with, if they make a mistake it usually turns into a goal.”Of course, he will be disappointed with it but he bounced back and we can’t moan about it, he has dug us out Tuesday night and we are still in the Champions League because of him.”We have not dug him out of a hole but we have put in a performance and his error hasn’t been highlighted because we have won the game and that is what a good squad does.” last_img read more

Colin Cowherd Goes On 6-Minute Rant Against Alabama, The SEC

first_imgColin Cowherd goes off on Alabama during The Herd.colin cowherd goes off on alabamaSunday night, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd ruffled a few feathers, dropping a top four that includes both Michigan State and Ohio State, but not SEC heavyweight Alabama. Monday, he doubled down, going on a six-minute rant about the Crimson Tide’s strength of schedule.Cowherd added that the Big Ten, top to middle, is the best conference in college football. He thinks that the SEC is “living off of reputation” this season.“The SEC is living totally off reputation” – @ColinCowherd on why Alabama isn’t in his Top 4. #HerdHere https://t.co/d3sd2DmzEU— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 30, 2015Regardless of what you think about Cowherd’s rant, one thing is certain. If Alabama beats Florida this Saturday, it’ll be part of the playoff. Whether it’ll win the whole thing – that’s up for debate.last_img read more

BC Hydro will resume Site C debris burning

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  BC Hydro will be burning debris, dependent upon appropriate venting conditions, as part of their reservoir clearing work.Areas burning will be taking place at, include;The north bank of the Peace River near the Cache Creek areaAlong the transmission line corridor south of the Peace River.In the Moberly River drainageBurning is slated for today, Thursday, February 28th. BC Hydro shares the Site C project includes an 83-kilometre reservoir that will be about two-to-three times the width of the current river. This reservoir will extend west from the Site C dam site to Hudson’s Hope.Filling the reservoir is one of the last construction activities to take place, the reservoir area needs to be cleared of trees and vegetation in order to prepare for river diversion in 2020, Highway 29 realignment, and other activities.For a complete outline on the clear and burn procedure; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Former OSU football player honored with Gee award

As the 2009 football season rolls on, each player continues to learn his role on and off the field. Whether they are current athletes or former Buckeyes in the NFL, each finds a way to make an impact on the game.One Buckeye who has made a unique impression on the lives of his teammates won’t be returning to the roster this year, but his spirit and drive will be passed from those who know him to the first-year players who may only know of him.Former Buck’s receiver and 2009 graduate Tyson Gentry is being honored with the E. Gordon Gee Spirit of Ohio State Award on Friday at the annual Alumni Awards for this legacy of inspiration.“I am extremely honored for this,” Gentry said. “Knowing how respected Gee is within the university makes it even more special.”The award is considered for outstanding OSU alumni who make an effort to honor the university and its history with devotion and integrity.Previous winners of the Spirit Award include Gee, Jim Tressel, John T. Mount and the Student-Alumni Council, according to an Ohio State Buckeyes press release.“Tyson has shown exceptional perseverance and dedication in earning his college degree,” said Archie Griffin, president and CEO of Ohio State University Alumni Association. “He clearly has the ability to overcome significant obstacles in pursuit of the things that are important to him. He truly represents the best of the Buckeye spirit.”Gentry came to OSU in 2004 as a punter. In April 2006, he moved to receiver for spring practice. During one play, Gentry went up for the pass and after what would have been a routine tackle he remained motionless on the field. The tackle broke a vertebra in his neck, leaving him partially paralyzed. Though the setback was clearly not part of his plan, Gentry said the experience has allowed him to think of his life in a different perspective.“It has really helped me learn about myself and who I want to be,” he said.Despite not being able to play the game anymore, Gentry remained on the Buckeye roster until his senior season last year. His teammates made sure they honored his strength in more ways than one.Each player wore his number, 24, along with their own on their helmets. And he was always seen next to coach Jim Tressel during “Carmen Ohio.” In addition, he was honorary captain for OSU against Texas at the Fiesta Bowl in January 2009.In his book, “The Winner’s Manual: For the Game of Life,” Tressel writes about Gentry, saying “Tyson has shown us that it’s not what happens to you in life that counts. It’s how you handle it … There is no question in my mind that Tyson Gentry is a hero.”Gentry says his teammates and coaches played a vital role in getting him where he is today and any way he can motivate them in return is significant to him.While many were skeptical he would ever be able to feel anything below the neck, he has regained movement in his arm and has some feeling through all of his body, including his legs. This gives him and those close to him hope that he will one day walk again.Gentry graduated from OSU in June with a B.A. in speech and hearing sciences. He remains a part of the Buckeye community as a graduate student in speech and hearing. Though he has an ultimate goal in mind, he says he wants to focus on the present and make the best of what he can.“I am always going to be working on getting out of my chair,” Gentry said. “This experience has taught me to accept everything as it comes and I’m just going to worry about today and my short term goals and hope that everything else will follow as it is supposed to.”The 2009 Alumni Awards ceremony will take place at the Hyatt Regency Columbus on 350 N. High Street. read more