11 female engineering students win ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship Programme

11 female engineering students win ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship Programme

Jamshedpur, June 13 : Tata Steel, today, announced the winners of its pioneering initiative, ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship programme, aimed at encouraging gender diversity in the manufacturing sector. In keeping with its commitment to the young generation, Tata Steel announced the scholarship programme, ‘Women of Mettle’ in January 2017. The programme aims to identify, groom and encourage female engineering talent for a sector that historically has imbalanced gender representation. Female students in their second year of engineering from select 45+ engineering institutes across India were invited to be a part…

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3 Indian Origin Teens Win $100,000 Scholarship

3 Indian Origin Teens Win $100,000 Scholarship

Indian origin identical twin sisters and another teen got $100,000 grand prize scholarships in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition with their medical projects. Adhya and Shriya Beesam shared the grand prize for teams in the competition finals on Tuesday for their project developing a method for early diagnoses of schizophrenia using both brain scans and psychiatric evaluations. Both of them are 11th grade students in Plano, Texas. ALSO READ: The Iconic Stethoscope Dead, Says Indian Origin Cardiologist Vineet Edupuganti took the individual grand prize with a biodegradable…

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Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters

Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters

The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, the army announced on Sunday, handing a major victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe after a months-long campaign against the pipeline. Assistant secretary for civil works Jo-Ellen Darcy announced the decision on Sunday, with the army saying it was based on “a need to explore alternate routes” for the crossing. “Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota…

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Brandon Ingram On Career Night: ‘Doesn’t Really Matter If We Don’t Win’

Brandon Ingram On Career Night: ‘Doesn’t Really Matter If We Don’t Win’

Rookie forward Brandon Ingram is improving with every passing game during his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although he’s had his fair share of struggles as he adjusts to the NBA level, Ingram has stayed the course and on Friday night was able to score a career-high 17 points in the loss to the Toronto Raptors. Despite having a career night in the scoring column, Ingram wasn’t pleased after the game. The rookie believes if the team didn’t come out with the win than any individual accomplishment doesn’t…

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Trump’s win leaves Obama’s higher education reforms in doubt

Trump’s win leaves Obama’s higher education reforms in doubt

Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton in the election places eight years of higher-education reform under President Obama in doubt, raising questions about the direction of policies governing financial aid and for-profit colleges. The Obama administration has enacted sweeping changes to the way the federal government provides and collects student loans, kicking banks out of the lending process and expanding a suite of repayment plans tied to income. Those moves rankled Republicans, as did a set of policies pushing tough employment and student-debt-forgiveness rules aimed at for-profit colleges. Now, advocates fear that there…

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3 win Nobel chemistry prize for world’s tiniest machines

3 win Nobel chemistry prize for world’s tiniest machines

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world’s smallest machines, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the potential to revolutionize computer and energy systems. Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Scottish-born Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard “Ben” Feringa share the 8 million kronor ($930,000) prize for the “design and synthesis of molecular machines,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. Machines at the molecular level have taken chemistry to a new dimension and “will most likely be used in the development of things…

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