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The year saw many developments that will have far-reaching and long-lasting implications, both practically and intellectually. Start the countdown below and go to the end to see some of the other important stories that didn’t quite make the cut.
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This year, humanity landed on its first comet, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, and a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture. Those are just a taste of the 20 achievements, innovations, and advances we've selected for our roundup of 2014's biggest scientific breakthroughs.
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Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla recently held a select hearing on STEM Education on October 22nd, 2014. Businesses and educational panelists were in attendance to discuss the importance of public-private partnerships in advancing high-quality STEM programs. With a greater demand for STEM education across all sectors, it is more important than ever to strengthen STEM learning. Bonilla highlighted how critical it is to develop strong collaborations and partnerships aimed to increase alignment between academic settings and the professional workplace to ensure that students are career-ready. Expanded learning programs play a key role in supporting high-quality STEM education, as they are integral partners in advancing opportunities for learning.
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The REE program accepts a diverse range of project scales from small, exploratory projects to large scale investigations with a broad, systemic scope; project budgets should match the project scope. Small-scale, exploratory projects with high transformative potential are strongly encouraged. The estimated number of awarded proposals is based on a projected average funding level of approximately $100,000 per project per year. All PIs should discuss the budget of proposed projects with a cognizant program officer before submission.
The Global Oneness Project is an educational program that provides free film and media resources aligned with Common Core, College, Career, Civic Life for Social Studies, and the Next Generation Standards. Access free lesson plans that highlight the arts, culture, and the environment in order to engage high school and college students in global and multi-cultural themes, as well as environmental issues. This multimedia education platform aims to inspire action within the community and has been promoted by prominent education campaigns such as TED Ed, and PBS.
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