Coffee County Central High School in Manchester, Tenn., recently finished building a barn for its agricultural career and technical education program. The CTE program helped cover the cost of the fence and will help pay for the feed and small equipment for the livestock.
A three-month program called the Summer Restaurant Skills Training Program allowed some Nebraska students to learn job skills at local businesses. Participants who completed the program earned a paycheck and some participants were permanently hired.
Hudson Community Valley College in Troy, N.Y., is offering students from across the country a drone pilot course in partnership with Oneonta Job Corps and SkyOP LLC. The 300-hour program will help prepare students to use drones in the workforce.
Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts is training students to become future machinists through a 12-week program. The program "allows them to see if it's something they really want to do (and) to train for a job at a livable wage, coming out with starting offers above $15 an hour," said Tom Fitch, president of manufacturer Bete Fog Nozzle.
A Kentucky middle school has opened an agricultural science lab that will allow all teachers at the school to educate students about science and math through hands-on lessons about food production. The lab has coops, kennels and gardens, and educators hope to one day build a greenhouse and barn.
Five boys have worked over the summer at a Tennessee middle school to complete a science experiment on the effects of space travel on tooth decay after their sample tooth returned from the International Space Station. The team competed with others around the world to have their experiment chosen by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education.
Researchers measured how long it takes for cells to die by tagging proteins in cells from frog eggs with fluorescent light, then beginning apoptosis, finding that cell death moves like a wave and occurs at a rate of 30 micrometers, or 0.001 inches, per minute. The findings were published in Science.
The Spitzer Space Telescope captured an image, recently released by NASA, of a remnant of supernova HBH 3 shining with infrared light. "The branches of glowing material are most likely molecular gas that was pummeled by a shockwave generated by the supernova," NASA scientists said.
The stone used to create the famous Easter Island statues is evidence that the clans who lived on the island around A.D. 1200 and later actually got along and weren't driven to conflict and cannibalism, as is popularly believed, according to findings published in the Journal of Pacific Archaeology.
A study in Pediatrics showed that teens in states that implemented laws promoting human papillomavirus vaccination had similar odds of having sexual intercourse, using condoms and engaging in risky sexual behaviors as those who were in states without HPV vaccination policies. "Concern that legislation will increase risky adolescent sexual behaviors should not be used when deciding to pass HPV legislation," researchers wrote.