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Archive for April, 2011

April 20th, 2011
Posted by: rduran4 in Cool People, Thinking / Comments (0)

As we become more globally connected and issues become more complex, K-12 STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is essential for our future. How do we make students excited about STEM education? Last Fall, Tirupalavanam Ganesh presented at Ignite @ ASU about how Math and Science can be made more exciting through engineering and [...]

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April 19th, 2011
Posted by: Nikki in Opportunities, Projects / Comments (2)

What does 10,000 mean? 10,000 minutes in a week 10,000 students attend the ASU Polytecnic and ASU West campuses 10,000 rocks is 2,600 pounds 10,000 steps a day to stay in shape 10,000 students in the W.P. Carey School of Business 10,000 lakes in Minnesota 10,000 solutions from ASU and its community In today’s society, we face many problems. As a New American [...]

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April 18th, 2011
Posted by: rduran4 in Cool People, Reflections / Comments (1)

With earth day fast approaching on April 22nd, what action will you take to make this world a better place? In fall 2010, Cindi Farmer, an ASU staff member spoke at Ignite @ ASU: Everyone a Changemaker about what she learned from switching to mass transit. Cindi realized the benefits were not just about saving [...]

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April 15th, 2011
Posted by: alicia.fremling in Fellows Bios, Opportunities / Comments (138)

With graduation right around the corner, excitement and anxiety are surely mounting. Especially for those of us who wait for the last minute to figure out what’s next. Fear not, there are still events where you can find opportunities for what’s next, particularly in National Service. No, National Service is not joining the military. National [...]

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April 13th, 2011
Posted by: Nikki in Cool People, Opportunities / Comments (0)

Today’s education system faces many challenges when working to meet the needs of all students. Last fall, Teach For America and the Sanford Education Project in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College co-hosted an “Education Entrepreneurs: Teach For America and Arizona State University” gathering to focus on solutions and opportunities for others to get involved. Below, learn from some [...]

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April 8th, 2011
Posted by: alicia.fremling in Fellows Bios, Opportunities / Comments (2)

During trying economic periods, it is important for students to be aware of alternative career options that are open to all majors. Two of these options are in areas of National Service and Entrepreneurship. In Career Services at ASU, a new initiative that has been implemented to help promote these opportunities called High Impact Careers. [...]

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April 7th, 2011
Posted by: Nikki in Uncategorized / Comments (0)

What will be the catalyst to provide an excellent education for all students in America? Based on riveting panels and keynotes with rapid-fire responses, there is no one answer. In fact, there probably are more questions than answers in the education space. Perhaps only two points of consensus so far at the Education Innovation Summit [...]

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April 7th, 2011
Posted by: alicia.fremling in Fellows Bios, Opportunities / Comments (2)

When people talk about a civil rights movement, thoughts generally turn to the 1960’s and the fight to eliminate racial inequality. Many people believe that the civil rights movement of today is ending educational inequality. Waiting for Superman is a documentary that was released in Fall 2010 that explores the realities and causes of the [...]

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