We hope you enjoy this video from NASA, the 2014 EWeek Tribute from the US Crew of the International Space Station.
High-school senior Eric Chen of Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, Calif., won the individual category for his discovery of powerful influenza enzyme inhibitors, which could be used to develop anti-flu drugs. Priyanka Wadgaonkar, Zainab Mahmood and JiaWen Pei from George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, N.Y., shared the $100,000 prize in the group category for their work on ozone resistance in plants.
“These students represent the future of our competitive global workforce and will propel our nation toward continued economic growth and success,” David Etzwiler, chief executive officer of the Siemens Foundation, said in a statement.
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It took 2 ½ minutes for the world’s mightiest single rocket engine to launch each Apollo mission toward the moon.
It may now take more than 30 minutes to move the 18,400-pound F-1 behemoth on a 3.3-mile crawl Wednesday evening from Canoga Park to Chatsworth.
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The United States has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Yet today, that position is threatened as comparatively few American students pursue expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)—and by an inadequate pipeline of teachers skilled in those subjects. President Obama has set a priority of increasing the number of students and teachers who are proficient in these vital fields.
Read more at http://www.ed.gov/stem.