Pasadena City College Professor Chosen for National Science Foundation Program

first_img More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img Education Pasadena City College Professor Chosen for National Science Foundation Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 14, 2015 | 4:13 pm Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Dr. Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, associate professor of Geology at Pasadena City College, has been chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Faculty as Change Agents: Transforming Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges project.The four-year project, part of NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education portfolio, will provide a series of professional development activities designed to help community college geoscience faculty improve the success of their students.Nagy-Shadman will work with faculty at Mt. San Antonio College and other geoscience faculty in the Southern California region to support student success and transfer, improve active teaching techniques, and enhance student pathways into geoscience careers.In addition to the faculty at PCC and Mt. San Antonio College, the project will support teams of community college faculty in nine other regions of the United States. The project will advance knowledge and understanding of effective professional development for faculty that promotes a cycle of innovation, where faculty learn from the research base and the work of others, make changes in their own practice, and share their results.Nationwide, the project will impact more than 250,000 students, helping to meet the nation’s demands for a well-trained geoscience and STEM workforce as well as supporting the scientific literacy needs of our country.“Teaching science, particularly Earth Science, in the community college is challenging. The diversity of backgrounds and motivations of student is huge. However, addressing the great challenges of our society requires solid understanding of the planet we live on” said Dr. Eric Baer of Highline College who is part of the project. “This program will address that critical need and is important not just for our region, but as a model for others across the country.”Nagy-Shadman agrees that earth literacy is crucial for today’s students to make informed decisions as responsible world citizens. “Current and upcoming generations will increasingly face societal issues that are fundamentally connected to the earth, such as diminishing mineral and energy resources, supporting a rapidly expanding population, facing geologic hazards in urban areas, and addressing the rapid increase of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.”“Community colleges students represent 46% of all U.S. undergraduates and 41% of all first-time Freshman,” says Nagy-Shadman, “This four-year project will focus on professional development activities, based on what education research tells us about how students learn, for geoscience faculty who interact daily with this significant college student population.”For more information, contact Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, [email protected] Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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Sarri targets first Juventus trophy against former club Napoli

first_imgMaurizio Sarri takes on his former club Napoli in Wednesday’s Italian Cup final looking for his first trophy as Juventus coach days before Serie A resumes after a three-month shutdown. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “The missed penalty was unfortunate,” said Sarri.“It will take a little patience.“The players have been on their sofas for weeks, and so getting them back to complete physical and mental efficiency is not simple or automatic.”Napoli are sixth in Serie A, and chasing their first trophy since 2014, after a difficult start to the season with Gennaro Gattuso replacing Ancelotti in December.Read Also: Late own goal sees Sevilla stutter in Champions League chaseThe last time the two teams met in a final was the Italian Super Cup in December 2014, with Napoli coming out on top.Napoli and Juventus last met in an Italian Cup final eight years ago, with the southerners winning 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico for their first major trophy in 22 years. Sarri’s return to Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo ended in a 2-1 league defeat in January. But the former Chelsea manager will have another chance for just the second trophy of his 30-year coaching career at an empty Stadio Olimpico. A win would help the eight-time defending Serie A champions set the tone when the title battle resumes next week, with Lazio just one point behind in second place. – Ronaldo v Mertens – Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, who helped Napoli to their last Italian Cup triumph in 2014 and was Serie A’s top-scorer with 36 goals under Sarri in the 2015–2016 season, remains a doubt for the Turin side with a thigh injury. Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed a penalty in Friday’s semi-final second leg against AC Milan, will start up front for Juventus, while Napoli winger Dries Mertens is fresh from breaking the club’s all-time scoring record with a last-four goal against Inter Milan. Ronaldo, who has scored 25 goals this season, can lift a 30th career trophy in Rome.center_img Napoli are in their first Italian Cup final since 2014 Juventus are chasing a record-extending 14th Italian Cup against five-time winners Napoli in Rome, after the Turin giants’ four-year cup-winning streak was ended last season. Sarri took over at Juventus one year ago after a season with Chelsea during which the Premier League side won the Europa League. Before that the 61-year-old spent three seasons with Napoli, battling Juventus for the title, before falling out with club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis. Sarri claimed he only found out he had been sacked and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti when he switched on the television. De Laurentiis blasted his former coach on Monday. “He (Sarri) betrayed me, he left with the vulgar excuse of money, forced me to change, and still had a two-year contract,” De Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As AdultsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them15 Most Astonishing Staircases In The WorldIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artlast_img read more

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Kendall brings broom to Sheyenne Speedway, completes Northstar IMCA Mod Tour sweep

first_imgBilly Kendall collected his third $1,000 Northstar IMCA Modified Tour feature win in as many nights Sunday at Sheyenne Speedway. The tour sweep netted him another $1,000 share of the point fund. (Photo courtesy of Sheyenne Speedway)LISBON, N.D. (Aug. 12) – After running third in his Northstar IMCA Modified Tour heat race at Sheyenne Speedway, Billy Kendall didn’t think Sunday would be his night.That wasn’t the case.Kendall drew another front row start, chased and got the lead back from Jarrett Carter, then stayed in front to the end of the 30-lapper at Lisbon. The $1,000 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory was his third in as many nights and was complemented by a $1,000 share of the tour point fund.“It was kind of hard to believe,” admitted Kendall, 19 years old and headed back to the University of North Dakota later this week to start his sophomore year as a mechanical engineering major. “I wasn’t good in my heat race and didn’t think it would be our night, but we turned it around in the feature.”Kendall had won tour features Friday at Princeton Speedway and Saturday at North Central Speedway, both familiar venues. He made the 3-1/2 hour tow on Sunday to race for the first time at Sheyenne.He asked a few questions and fine-tuned his setup before starting outside the front row and leading the first two laps. Carter was scored in first the next six circuits before Kendall got the point back.The feature ended with a long green flag run and Kendall was closing in on the back of the field when the checkers flew, a couple car lengths ahead of Randy Klein.Carter, Tyler Peterson and John Nord completed the top five.Feature results – 1. Billy Kendall; 2. Randy Klein; 3. Jarrett Carter; 4. Tyler Peterson; 5. John Nord; 6. Dylan Goplen; 7. Rob VanMil; 8. Erick Thiesse; 9. Dave Shipley; 10. Rich Pavlicek; 11. Shawn Fletcher; 12. Casey Arneson; 13. Chad Funt; 14. A.J. Viehauser; 15. Greg Friestad; 16. Dwight Wegner; 17. Clint Hatlestad; 18. Ryan Cano; 19. Billie Christ; 20. John Corell; 21. Cody Peterson; 22. Delray Dykstra; 23. Justin Jones; 24. Jesse Skalicky; 25. Lucas Rodin.last_img read more

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