Academies of Math and Science Opening New Campus at McDowell & 59th Ave

This fall the fifth AMS campus, Academy of Math and Science Desert Sky, will open at McDowell & 59th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ, USA — For 16 years, the dedicated team at the Academies of Math and Science has accomplished much from being recognized as the 2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year, to receiving the National Blue Ribbon award, to being the #1 and #2 rated K-8 schools in the area by 5-star GreatSchools parent reviews. This fall the fifth AMS campus, Academy of Math and Science Desert Sky, will open at McDowell & 59th Ave.

AMS Desert Sky will hold a New Student Registration event in partnership with the radio station 103.5 LA TRICOLOR on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 5757 W McDowell Rd. The event will run from 10 am to 2 pm, starting with speeches from the founding principal and teachers and followed by lunch, music, and kid-friendly activities. Parents will have the opportunity for one-on-one enrollment consultations with the administrative team while children play on an inflatable obstacle course.

With an anticipated attendance of several hundred families, the event will be an excellent opportunity to meet members of the community and talk with AMS staff members and parents. TRICOLOR will hold a raffle, and AMS swag will be given to all attendees, as well as polos for all students registered on-site.

About Academies of Math and Science
The Academies of Math & Science is a tuition-free, high-performing charter school network founded in 2000, with four existing campuses in the state of Arizona. Curriculum includes STEM and programming, foreign languages such as Mandarin and Russian, and music and arts including poetry, piano, and guitar. Free tutoring, affordable extended care, and numerous sports programs are offered as well.

Lisa Graham Keegan, Executive Director of A for Arizona, called AMS “the leader of the pack” in creating high-quality schools, and praised AMS’ academic gains and performance levels, saying she believes “that AMS will be a school that makes Arizona famous for this kind of quality.” The construction of AMS Desert Sky is enabled by the Arizona State Credit Enhancement Program.

For more information and to register for the December 16th event, please visit http://www.amscharters.org/desertsky or call 623-242-2597.

Media Contact:
Emily Chavez, Marketing & Recruitment Manager
Academies of Math and Science
520-887-5392 ext. 1015
echavez@amsschools.org
http://www.amsschools.org

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DREAM Appeals to Those Studying Abroad: VeepWorks Pilots DREAM App with Midwestern State University Student at the Reigns

DREAM is a situational awareness mobile application intended for a variety of use cases, one being a group locator.

Dallas, TX, USA — It is every parent’s best and worst day when they send their college student to study abroad. They beam with pride that their child can experience the richness of a new culture; however, that same feeling can be met with high anxiety. Who can match the vigorousness of a parent’s watch when they’re outside of reach? No one. But, technology can.

It is called DREAM.

DREAM is a situational awareness mobile application intended for a variety of use cases, one being a group locator. In the instance where students are roaming a new country, eating at new places, and separating for individual interests, it becomes even more important to know where each person is – even if they are only a mile away.

VeepWorks is the Dallas-based firm behind the technology. It wasn’t by chance that they met Kara McIntyre, a Mass Communication senior at Midwestern State University, to extend the company’s public safety mission. Kara left for London on July 6, 2017 with her university’s study abroad program.

Away from the familiarity of Wichita Falls, Texas, safety will be more important than ever. In an effort to capitalize on the application’s use while she’s abroad, Kara will be using DREAM to stay connected with her classmates, all the while putting those closest to her at ease. “[The concern is] with our safety and how we can be more aware of our surroundings,” stated Kara.

“Kara represents the generation where technology is second nature,” stated VeepWorks’ Founder and CEO, Aaron Madolora. “It works on both iPhone and Android devices and empowers students like her to explore the world confidently and privately knowing that her DREAM network of friends and family are a push of a button away.”

Feedback towards DREAM has been positive and noted as one of the best mobile apps to use in emergency situations. Taking precautions as a student studying abroad demonstrates just one use case.

Downloads to date of the DREAM app has multiplied since January 2017 from 5,000 to 40,000 users.

For a direct download of the DREAM app, visit: http://www.veepworks.com/download.

Want to stay updated about Kara’s experience using DREAM abroad? Follow her journey on http://www.thewichitan.com.

Who do you know will benefit from the DREAM app? Learn more on http://www.veepworks.com, visit their Facebook http://www.facebook.com/veepworks, or engage @VeepWorks on Twitter.

Media Contact:
Desiree Leos
469-803-6314
desiree@dlprowriting.com

African Biosciences Ltd Partners with Nigerian Institute of Animal Science to Support Bioscience Research in Nigeria

New Partnership Helps BSc, MSc and PhD Research Students Perform Biomolecular Research in Nigerian Universities.

Lagos, Nigeria — African Biosciences Ltd. today announced a partnership with Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) to provide access to services of ABL.

This includes a launch the first ever all-in-one research packages for the Nigerian academic bioscience research community. African Biosciences Ltd. Research Project Package (ABL-RPP) provides a convenient package for molecular biology-oriented research projects and come with flat rate pricing directed at BSc, MSc and PhD students interested in serious and meaningful biomolecular research in plants, animals, humans and microbes. The packages provide project design service, one-stop access to reagents and supplies, lab-for-rent services where student performs bench work in our lab, contract research services where the company performs bench work, provision of up-to-date literature, and basic data analysis.

This service continues the vision of providing ground-breaking integrated bioscience research services through a unique research-design-to-data analysis platform to achieve bioscience research goals by addressing some key challenges of performing bioscience research in Nigeria. With this new service, African Biosciences Ltd. is positioned to be a key player in the biosciences research market by being a leading service provider to build technical capacity in biomolecular research in Nigeria and soon across Africa.

To benefit from flat rate pricing, students must meet some requirements such current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited University or tertiary institution recognized by the relevant authorities, approval by the supervisor or research committee, and meet project scope requirement ranging from 2 weeks of lab work for BSc projects and 1 month for MSc projects to 3 months of lab work for PhD projects. The company offers a payment plan to help with affordability, and package pricing allows groups of students to band together to get additional discounts. Academic departments can get bulk discount for groups of their students who sign up to use ABL-RPP and academic institutions who sign long-term Memoranda of Understanding to access this service receive even deeper discounts for their students.

Elaborating on ABL-RPP, Prof. Ikhide Imumorin, Co-founder and CEO of the company explained that eligible projects for flat rate pricing may include techniques from among the following: DNA and RNA extraction, PCR primer design, standard PCR, RT-PCR, Real Time PCR (qPCR), de-novo SNP identification, SNP genotyping, PCR-RFLP, Sanger DNA sequencing, basic bioinformatics and molecular data analysis. Additional charges apply to projects that require ELISA, Western Blots, molecular cloning, protein expression, in-vitro assays, next generation sequencing of DNA and RNA, genome editing, advanced bioinformatics and genome assembly.

This research project package is first of its kind in Nigeria for modern bioscience research and is part of the plan of African Biosciences Ltd. to provide comprehensive private sector solutions to life science researchers in Nigeria and Africa. For more information, contact us at:

African Biosciences Ltd.
88, Km 6 Ibadan-Ife Road
Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian Institute of Animal Science
Plot 1882 C13, Kabusa, Okanje District
Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria.

About African Biosciences Ltd.
African Biosciences Ltd. is an innovative life sciences company whose mission and goals are to provide easy access to bioscience research regents and supplies through an e-commerce platform, bioscience research advisory services, bioscience technical training, lab-for-rent and contract research services in state-of-the-art bioscience research laboratories in Nigeria and soon across Africa. It is the first and only vertically integrated biosciences research company providing a unique research design-to-data analysis pipeline to assist customers to achieve their research project goals. For more information, visit us at http://www.africanbio.com.

About Nigerian Institute of Animal Science
The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science was established by the National Assembly Act No. 26 of 2007 under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as a regulatory agency for Animal Science practice with powers to regulate all matters pertaining to Animal husbandry in Nigeria. Its mission is the regulation of Animal Husbandry practices for increased profitability to all Stakeholders’ and guarantee improved Animal Husbandry and Production Systems that will embrace environmental sustainability and ensure high quality and quantity of animal proteins to Nigerians. Its activities extend to professional, industry and social mandates. Find more information at http://www.nias.org.ng.

For questions or more information, please contact:
Mr. Calistus Igwilo
African Biosciences Ltd.
Poatson House, 4th Floor
142 Oba Akran Avenue
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 803 341 7102
info@africanbio.com
http://www.africanbio.com
http://www.nias.org.ng

Pathway Program Gives Mountain House High School (MHHS) Students Two Years of College by the Time They Graduate

Associate of Science (AS) Degree and Career Training Program for MHHS Students Is the Joint Creation of Lammersville Unified School District (LUSD) and San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus.

Mountain House, CA, USA — The graduating class of 2021 could be facing tuition costs as high as $339,000 for four years of higher education. However, thanks to the Early College Pathway Program, some graduates of Mountain House High School (MHHS) will have a leg up on college since they will have both a high school diploma and an Associate of Science (AS) degree, while others will graduate with the credentials they need to begin a career. The Pathway Program, developed in conjunction with San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus, the gives high school students access to college classes so they can acquire two or more years of college credit upon graduation.

The Pathway Program was co-created by the Lammersville Unified School District, San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus. MHHS first opened its doors in fall 2014, and the Pathway Program began spring 2016, with 38 students. Since then, two more cohorts have been added, with plans to expand to 150 students within two years. The first cohort graduates in May 2019 with an Associate of Science degree and a high school diploma. Students can apply to the Pathway Program as high school freshmen and commit to two classes per semester in order to earn their AS degree.

“Gerry was instrumental in bringing the Delta College Mountain House Campus to Mountain House and in helping us create the Pathway Program,” said Dr. Jessie Garza-Roderick, Associate Dean of San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus. “This is the kind of program that enriches both the community and the college, promoting diversity in education at the same time it gives high school students an opportunity to earn their AS degree.”

Any student interested in San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus courses can apply for admissions. What makes the program successful is the proximity of MHHS to the Delta College Mountain House campus. Pathway Program classes are incorporated into the high school curriculum and students attend college classes after school hours on the college campus.

“Being an exurb of Silicon Valley, parents are focused on preparing their kids for college, but the Pathway Program also provides vocational training in fields such as computer networking,” added Dr. Kirk Nicholas, Superintendent of the Lammersville USD. “Our high school is ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in California partly because our goal is to meet the educational needs of all students, including those who are college bound and those seeking career training. The Pathway Program is just one way we help our students become more competitive in applying for university admissions.

“Families move to Mountain House because it’s one of the most affordable well designed communities in the East San Francisco Bay area market, and because of the quality of education,” said Gerry Kamilos, CEO of Kamilos Companies. “Part of my vision for Mountain House has always been to offer local retail, recreation facilities, and one of the best school systems in the State, which includes the partnership between K-12 and the community college. With the support of San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus, we are able help Mountain House High School students head start on their education. These types of community enrichment programs are what make Mountain House attractive to young professionals and families.”

According to CollegeData.com, the average cost of an in-state public college is $24,610 per year and the average cost of a private college is $49,320. Even within the state of California, state university costs are $22,000 per year and higher. At a cost of $46 per unit, parents of Pathway Program students can save $25,000 or more of college fees.

San Joaquin Delta College established its Mountain House Campus in July 2009 with the help of a $14 million advanced payment provided by Kamilos Companies. As a result, students are able to attend classes locally, without having to commute to Livermore or Stockton. Having the college as a local resource also is attracting the attention of area businesses. Tesla, for example, recently established a plant in Livermore and is interested in working with the Mountain House Campus.

For more information about the Mustang Early College Pathway Program, visit http://mhhsearlycollegepathway.weebly.com.

About the Pathway Program
The Mustang Early College Program Pathway is a partnership between San Joaquin Delta College Mountain House Campus and the Mountain House High School to help students gain experience in taking college level courses, earn dual credits at both schools, and earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Science degree while in high school. Graduates of the program have a real advantage in applying for college, and realize a huge financial savings having completed two or more years of course work.

About Kamilos Companies
Headquartered in Gold River, California, Kamilos Companies has been undertaking major real estate development projects throughout Northern California and the Central Valley since 1990. Kamilos Companies has a proven track record developing large-scale, master planned community projects, including successful project entitlements and coordinating with multiple land owners, as well as working with local, state, and federal agencies. The firm has extensive experience in infrastructure implementation and funding, creating sustainable communities, endangered species, habitat, conservation, cultural resources, transit design, water supply management and wetland issues related to large development projects. Kamilos Companies has managed entitlements and developments for more than 17,000 acres, which will ultimately yield more than 8,000 acres of commercial/industrial land and 35,000 residential lots.

Contact:
Tom Woolf, Director of PR
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575
twoolf@gumas.com

Academy of Math and Science recognized as 2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year

This year, their flagship campus, Academy of Math and Science Prince (AMS Prince) was recognized as the 2016 Charter School of the Year by the Arizona Charter Schools Association from a candidate pool of over 500 charter schools.

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Tucson, AZ, USA — For 15 years, the tireless team at Academy of Math and Science has accomplished much from receiving the National Blue Ribbon award for their high academic achievement with diverse student populations, to being one of the highest performing schools in the state. This year, their flagship campus, Academy of Math and Science Prince (AMS Prince) was recognized as the 2016 Charter School of the Year by the Arizona Charter Schools Association from a candidate pool of over 500 charter schools.

AMS Prince will be celebrating this achievement along with their 15 years of service on February 15th, 2017 located at 1557 W Prince Road. The event begins at 8:30 with a networking breakfast, followed by student performances and guest speakers.

Speakers will include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Robert DiBacco, Chief Operating Officer of Arizona Charter Schools Association, and Lisa Keegan, Executive Director of A for Arizona and former Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

With an anticipated attendance of 75 local business, education, and non-profit leaders, the event will also be an excellent opportunity to interact with community-oriented organizations making a difference in Tucson and Arizona.

About Academy of Math and Science
The Academies of Math & Science is a tuition free, STEM focused charter school network founded in 2000, with four campuses in the state of Arizona, two located in Phoenix and two in Tucson. Their curriculum includes foreign languages such as Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish, as well as music and arts including poetry, piano, and guitar. They also offer free tutoring and Saturday school for their students. For more information, please visit http://www.amsschools.org.

Media Contact:
Gabriel Chavez, Project Manager
Academy of Math & Science
3448 N. 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-887-5392 ext. 1018
gchavez@amstucson.org
http://www.amsschools.org

SQL-Lessons.com Launched to Learn SQL Easier & Faster

On SQL-Lessons.com you can learn SQL step by step in an interactive way. Beginners can skip the often difficult and error prone process of setting up a development environment and can instead use the provided online database.

Starnberg, Germany — In our big data age, the ability to query databases efficiently becomes more and more important. On SQL-Lessons.com (http://www.sql-lessons.com) beginners can learn SQL step by step in an interactive environment. The often complicated step for beginners to set up a database is not necessary as all SQL queries will be executed against the provided online database. So beginners can invest their time in actually learning SQL and not on setting up a database on their local machine.

Beginners can learn the basics of SQL like select statements, joins, group by statements step by step. Every lesson comes with an exercise so that SQL beginners can practice SQL straight away.

If a query is syntactically incorrect, users will receive a useful error message what is wrong, going beyond the often cryptic error messages provided by the SQL database engine.

Getting started is easy: Just visit SQL-Lessons.com and go through the course. By the end of the course, you will know already some useful basics of SQL (select statements, join and group by statements) that you can use in your daily work immediately.

Media Contact:
Andras Huebner
SQL-Lessons.com
+49 176 43 44 11 03
andreas.huebnerh@gmail.com
http://www.sql-lessons.com

ThingLink Launches Virtual Reality Lessons App for Education

Interactive media platform ThingLink has launched its first virtual reality content app called VR Lessons. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

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Palo Alto, CA, USA — Interactive media platform ThingLink (http://www.thinglink.com) has launched its first virtual reality content app called VR Lessons. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

VR Lessons by ThingLink is a collection of high quality, interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The first stories take students to visit different kinds of ecosystems from the French Alps to a jungle in the archipelago of northern Australia. As students turn their heads to look around, they can spot details and unlock additional information of each habitat in a narrated virtual reality environment.

“Virtual reality can take students to places they could only dream of visiting, but it is also an open canvas for students to imagine and build new worlds and experiences. We are making it possible for schools to use virtual reality as an engaging learning platform,” says ThingLink’s founder and CEO Ulla Engestrom.

VR Lessons by ThingLink utilizes three key feature additions to ThingLink’s core product, the image editor: audio annotations, background audio for 360° images, and the ability to connect several 360° images or videos into a one immersive story.

“Audio annotations work wonderfully in a mobile VR environment, adding depth to the overall experience of the space. For example, in VR Lessons we added the sound of the wind in the background of an image from the Norwegian tundra, and an owl howling in the image of a cold winter forest in Finland. In annotations we are using both human and computer voiced files, and students can vote which voice they like the best,” says Engestrom.

The first VR lessons have been created by ThingLink’s own content team using the company’s new VR editor. Later, educators from around the world will be able to publish their virtual reality lessons in ThingLink’s VR Lessons app.

About ThingLink
ThingLink, founded in 2010, is an interactive media platform that empowers online publishers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos, videos and virtual reality. With over 3 million content creators, ThingLink has become the most popular cross-platform solution and creative community for interactive images and videos. For more information, visit http://www.thinglink.com.

Media Contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
415-259-5638
tomw@woolfmedia.com