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Students at tribal colleges and universities are slow to seek financial aid – Education Article

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Subscribe today! Hundreds of students at tribal colleges and universities who need financial aid are waiting until the last minute to ask for it, according to report released this week from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. Among entering tribal college students surveyed in…

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My Path Towards Engineering Excellence – USAMy Path Towards Engineering Excellence – Education Article

Around the age of twelve–in Ames, Iowa–I sat with my father to see what work he brought home.  At the time he was working on fixing a software tool. Strange words and colors were displayed all over the screen and despite a fear of the unknown, his code seemed fascinating with its logic and pragmatic design choices.  This began my journey of investigating software engineering. First Impressions Fumbling about with coding tutorials and assistance from my father, I toiled through…

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From the Bay Area to Jakarta and Back Again – USAFrom the Bay Area to Jakarta and Back Again – Education Article

1998. That was the year I was born in San Francisco. I was an innocent baby and I do not remember anything but I know that my parents brought me to Jakarta, Indonesia after I turned one. Fast forward to my life in Jakarta, where I grew up for 16 years. I was a typical student who goes to school because it is an obligation. When I got to middle school, I placed first honors. Surprised, I did not know…

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The STEM Sensation – USAThe STEM Sensation – Education Article

STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) may not appeal to everybody at first, but eventually a passion for this may find us in some form. From utilizing technology, to enrolling in mathematics classes, to performing lab experiments, STEM has a way of influencing us to do our best and make us crave more. But for me, it was a combination of them all. Choosing to be a STEM major was not an immediate decision; it was a process that…

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Rural colleges aren’t supplying the workers rural businesses and agriculture need – Education Article

Farris Beasley, a retired large-animal veterinarian in Fayetteville, Tenn., has a barn full of agricultural machinery dating back to 1939. It’s the newer stuff he can’t find anyone to fix. Matt Krupnick for The Hechinger Report FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. — Farris Beasley stands in a barn on his 600-acre farm, pointing out equipment both ancient and modern and longing for the days when all of it was as easy to repair as his 1939 John Deere tractor. Like Beasley, a retired…

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Same Goal, Different Path – USASame Goal, Different Path – Education Article

In August 2017, I was awarded one of 10 Pearson Scholarships for Higher Education. When I learned that I would be paired with a Pearson mentor as part of my scholarship award, I was excited to learn the “ins and outs” of the business world. I have had a lot of experience with mentoring, both as a mentee and a mentor to students and Marines. However, I didn’t expect my mentor to be as experienced as he is; Clarke Porter…

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