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Meet Girl Scout troops of the future

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LARA S. SCHMIDT

My association with the Girl Scouts has spanned decades — as a scout, camp counselor, steadfast cookie connoisseur and now donor. It is an experience strongly associated with the great outdoors.

Cook meals on a campfire? Check. Hike long distances wearing a heavy backpack? Check. Lead two dozen 5year-olds for a week in a woodland camp? Check.

In adulthood, all of those experiences stayed with me, and I put them to use in the wilderness and in my work as a cybersecurity researcher for the RAND Corporation.

Delaware Tech’s TRIO Upward Bound Math Science Program Visits Space Center University in Houston, Texas

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Delaware Tech's TRIO Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program traveled to the Space Center University in Houston, Texas from June 17-23, 2017. Thirty-five students representing 15 New Castle County high schools attended this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The Great American Eclipse

You’re standing in the yard with your children. The temperature has just dropped 20 degrees, and it’s pitch dark. Not normal nighttime dark — your kids have seen that before — but completely black, as though all the light is gone from the world. Because it has. The Great American Eclipse is coming Aug. 21. For the first time in American history, a total solar eclipse will be seen only in the United States. It is also the first total solar eclipse since 1918 to move from coast to coast. At 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, totality begins outside Depoe Bay, Oregon; at 2:49 p.m.

4-H conference delegates urged to think global and act local

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JUL 19 2017

4-H CONFERENCE DELEGATES URGED TO THINK GLOBAL AND ACT LOCAL

Drawing on her own experiences as a 4-H member, Krysta Harden called on delegates at the organization’s international summit to think global and act local so they can advance agriculture and help improve the world – starting with their own communities.

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Krysta Harden addresses the 500 delegates at the recent Global 4-H Network Summit in Ottawa.​

Inspiring Women in STEM Conference date, speakers announced

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Two women helping to lead Delaware's future economic growth in the fields of science and technology will headline this year's Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on Oct. 18.

Kathleen Matt, dean of University of Delaware's College of Health Sciences, and Courtney Smith Goodrich, the Global Technology Chief Strategy & Programs Officer for JPMorgan Chase, will be the featured speakers at this year's event, the Delaware BioScience Association announced Monday.

DETSA Future STEM professionals honored at national student conference

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Students from across Delaware represented the state as part of the Delaware Technology Student Association at the 39th annual National Technology Student Association Conference in Orlando, Florida. In total, 172 students from Delaware competed in 127 individual and 115 team events that were focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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