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Greenville Middle School Only School in State to Get Special Grant


Greenville Middle School has won a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. The school is one of only 12 in the nation to receive the honor.

The program is now in its second year, and Greenville Middle School was the only one in the state chosen for the program.

The program provides hands-on learning for teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms along with a $50,000 grant for the school.

 Click here to read the full story from the original source FOX 17 West Michigan.

Mother Knows Best: How One Family Roadtrip Launched the Automobile Age


One summer morning in southern Germany, Bertha Benz climbed into her husband’s car, grabbed her two teenage sons, and drove off to her mother’s house 60 miles away without telling her husband. What sounds like a budding family drama was in fact a historic roadtrip that launched the automobile age. Bertha’s husband was Carl Benz, the perfectionist inventor of the automobile, who has been reluctant take his car for a drive “until it’s ready.” Bertha, on the other hand, lacked Carl’s patience and wanted to show the results.

The New Parkland Hospital - Project Overview

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New Parkland Hospital is currently the largest healthcare construction project in the nation. Construction of this 1.9 million-square-foot, LEED Silver hospital will take more than six million man-hours, and at peak will employ 2,000 workers on site. Designed for a 50+ year life span, the hospital reflects some of the most innovative practices in planning, design and construction today.

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USAID Bets on Tool for Real-Time Mobile Data

Agency partners with Labor Link to Crack the Code on Affordable Last-Mile Communication with Farmers & Workers

USAID invests $100,000 in the devlopment of Labor Link, a mobile technology that gives companies real-time data from their supply chains, and gives workers and farmers a voice to report on conditions in their workplace or community. 

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USAID invests $100,000 in the devlopment of Labor Link, a mobile technology that gives companies real-time data from their supply chains, and gives workers and farmers a voice to report on conditions in their workplace or community. 

LSGC And Wireless Seismic Announce Collaboration In Canada

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CALGARY, Alberta, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LoneStar Geophysical Canada, a sister company to the U.S.-based LoneStar Geophysical Surveys and a leading provider of onshore seismic data acquisition services in North America, announced today a strategic alliance with Wireless Seismic, Inc. headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. The alliance plans to help alleviate the increasing seismic acquisition backlog throughout the northern regions of Canada during the 2013-2014 winter seasons.

Candelaria, a Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold company, provides infrastructure for community in Chile

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September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Candelaria, a Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold company, joined the festivities marking the recent Chilean Indigenous New Year, providing a water well and water rights, electric generator and discharge pump to the nearby community of Colla Serranía Poblete.

The well and equipment will help ensure a critical water supply for the community’s agricultural activities.

Community representatives expressed their appreciation for the project by performing a ritual in honor of Pacha Mama, or Mother Earth, as part of the New Year celebrations.

What We’re Reading: UK Censorship, How Teens Spend Time Online, Is Facebook Still Hip?


To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of interesting stories our team’s been reading over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF

Girl Scouts Wowed by Cisco Technology


By Courtney Beard

Members of my Global Delivery Center (GDC) Public Sector Team at Cisco’s campus in North Carolina recently spent an evening with more than 60 Girl Scouts, who all have a passion in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

SAP Skills for Africa Programme Launched In Kenya


Kenya’s Ministry of Information Communications and Technology through Kenya ICT Board, SAP and Multi Media University have partnered to launch an ICT skills training programme to enhance employability for graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The programme, dubbed Skills for Africa, is part of a larger African effort focusing on five countries that was officially launched by SAP in May.


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