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STEM Concepts Drive NTC’s Summer Programs

The engineering ruler fascinated the teachers in the Teacher Transportation Institute, who learned just what that three-sided instrument was for as they created a traffic roundabout to scale. High school students in the Summer Transportation Institute were similarly amazed by the concepts that go into creating a roundabout. Both groups were part of innovative summer programs hosted by the National …

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Morgan Students Participate in VACCINE Summer Research Workshop

Six students from Morgan State University (MSU) recently completed a week-long summer research program at VACCINE from July 19th-25th.  The event was in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions, which gave MSU students the ability to learn about the science of visual analytics through an immersive experience at the VACCINE Center. …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 14: Home Sweet Home

By 8 a.m., we were on the bus headed to Shanghai Pudong Airport to catch our noon flight to Boston, and then onto BWI. It is hard to believe that it has been two weeks since we left the cozy confines of our homes in Baltimore. The first two days in China were slow due to the heat wave, jet …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 13: Shanghai: The NYC of China

We woke up, ate breakfast and loaded our bus. We had our final goodbyes and hugs, and some tears. The local students who had accompanied us for the past six days all showed up to see us off. We made some good friends, learned about their culture while sharing ours, and all the while we were able to be ourselves …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 12: Last Day in Hangzhou

Our last day in Hangzhou started with a hearty breakfast and then we were off to visit the electric vehicle and electric vehicle battery facility an hour away in Wanxiang. We were warmly greeted by several high-level employees, who provided a brief PowerPoint presentation on the facility and the importance of electric vehicles in China. After that, we were taken …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 11: Energy, Silk, and Dough

Hangzhou has weather similar to Seattle’s. It is very green with a frequent cloud and mist cover and rain, but it’s much hotter. Today, however, we were greeted by a rare burst of sunshine over the tree-covered mountains in the distance. We prayed that the sun would stay out for the entire day although most of our day was scheduled to …

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Around The World and Back: Ashley Coar

Ashley Coar is not your typical college student. She’s traveled the world and speaks five languages (Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French and English). And despite being born to African American parents from the United States, Korean is actually her native tongue. She didn’t learn to speak English until age seven. Along with her ability to speak multiple languages fluently, she also …

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Morgan Alum Elected Vice Chairman of Corning Corporation

CORNING, N.Y. – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that Lawrence D. McRae has been elected vice chairman and corporate development officer effective immediately; R. Tony Tripeny has been elected senior vice president and chief financial officer effective Sept. 1, 2015; and Dr. Jeffrey W. Evenson has been elected senior vice president and chief strategy officer effective immediately. All three are members of the company’s …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 10: Some Much Needed Down Time

Heavy rain and thunder greeted us this morning. Braving the downpour, we headed out to our first lecture, which was on social development and anti-poverty works in China. It was a great class that helped us to understand more about China. For starters, we learned that the United Nations (UN) definition of extreme poverty is earning less than a dollar …

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