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Applications now open for Miami-Dade County’s BizUp grant program

Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, and District 2 Commissioner, Jean Monestime, have just launched the BIzUp Grant program and invite Miami-Dade County businesses to apply to a pitch competition for a chance to win one of several $50,000 grants, and a top grant valued at $100,000, including 12 months of technical assistance from StartUp FIU. Applications are now…
Kaven
August 15, 2022
Technology

Reach Out Into Space

Humans have always explored and found new ways to survive, thrive and grow. Space Policy Directive 1 was signed in 2017 to return American astronauts to the moon and initiate long-term space exploration. There are still many challenges to conquer because Earth has all of the requirements to sustain life.…
Reggie Rego
March 8, 2022
Education

Meet Students Where They Are

Education has changed, we must accept how students are learning differently from previous generations. The vast plethora of information has always continued to grow at an astronomical rate. Take medical school, for example, the pep-talk you are given often includes how learning in medical school is like trying to drink…
Reggie Rego
February 4, 2022
Technology

Effects of Introducing STEM Education Early On

Science research has suggested that quality STEM experiences in pre-k to 3rd grade has great results. It was able to offer a strong foundation for learning about these areas in ways that help these kids later on in their educational career. This is according to the Community for Advancing Discovery Research…
Daniela Zapata
March 8, 2022
Education

How to Help Anxious Students Succeed on Science Exams

A study from the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science" conducted by Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock and her research team revealed that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can actually cut their biology course failure rates in half. A brief pre-exam de-stressing session can…
Daniela Zapata
November 20, 2019
TechnologyWomen Matter

Irene Loilot-Curie and Gender Equality

Throughout the years women have fought hard for gender equality. This is one the the most crucial discussions we are having as a society today. It takes courageous women to break barriers and fight for the love of science. Women like Irene Joliot-Curie have paved the way for women throughout…
Daniela Zapata
November 20, 2019
Technology

A Brief History of the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act: The ESA was passed in 1973 with the goal of protecting and recovering populations of species in danger of extinction, as well as the habitats in which they live. Five threat factors are listed in Section 4(a) of the act as qualifications for listing: (A) the…
Kaven
November 20, 2019
Energy

The Opportunities from Florida’s 2016 Solar Energy Amendment

With a nickname like “The Sunshine State”, it’s no surprise that solar power is very feasible in Florida due to the amount of sunshine the state receives. Though Florida is uniquely positioned for solar power generation, current state law has only recently allowed Third Party Owners (TPO) to sell, lease, or…
Kaven
November 20, 2019
Science

Phonons: The New Negative Gravity

According to a paper released July 23 with arXiv a group of scientists have now considered sound to have negative mass, and constantly drifting in all directions. This new concept has shattered the conventional way of thinking about sound as a wave. This new paper argues the fact that instead of…
Daniela Zapata
March 8, 2022
Energy

Benefits of Switching to Renewable Energy

Solar panels and wind turbines are known to produce less carbon dioxide than power plants that burn fossil fuel. Less carbon dioxide is not the only benefit produced by these technologies and they need to be noticed. Switching to solar panels and wind turbines can create a vast amount of…
Daniela Zapata
August 13, 2018
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