STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Laura Meeks, president of Eastern Gateway Community College, will retire next July 31 after her 16th year in the position.
Meeks has spent 33 years working at community colleges. Before arriving in 1999 at Eastern Gateway, then known as Jefferson Community College, she was president of Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan., and vice president of instruction at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Those who believe more time and study needs to be devoted before addressing the impact of climate change in the United States do so at a steep price, warns a member of a White House commission formed to help tackle the problem.
"It could cost $150 billion – not over time, but in a year," remarks Paula Brooks, a member of the Bipartisan White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. "We have to act now. It's getting worse and it's going to get more expensive the longer we wait."
KENT, Ohio -- The National Science Foundation awarded more than $1.5 million to four research groups at Kent State University for projects that will advance basic knowledge of liquid crystals -- an area KSU is well known for -- and further their development in new materials and technologies.
The new projects will further a fundamental understanding of liquid crystals that could lead to their use in new advanced materials for medicine, sensing devices and communications, KSU said in a news release Monday.
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University has received a $150,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp.
With the Career Ready Internship grant, the Williamson College will work with local businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships and convert its unpaid internships into paid internships, helping students who can’t afford to work without pay.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The community’s first regional science and technology festival, 7 Days of STEM, takes place the week of Sept. 15 with a full range of events now posted online at OHWOWKids.org/7-days-of-stem.
The seven-day celebration of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathmatics -- education will be hosted at numerous venues, with various participating institutions, organizations and businesses.
- YSU Business College Gets $150,000 for Internships - August 25, 2014
- 7 Days of STEM Schedule Available Online - August 21, 2014
- YSU Community Optimistic Despite Enrollment Drop - August 20, 2014
- YSU Enrollment Down 6.5% from 2013 Fall Semester - August 20, 2014
- Tressel Stresses Excellence at Installation Ceremony - August 19, 2014
- YSU, KSU Get Research Grants from NSF - August 19, 2014
- Back-to-School Shoppers Cutting Back Expenditures - August 18, 2014
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