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Chester, PA, April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This Friday, April 28th, 2017, at 9:30am, the Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) robotics team, “The Bionic Beasts,” will be honored at an intimate reception attended by Hon. Thaddeus Kirkland, Mayor of Chester.  Dr. David Clark, CEO of CCCS, will present the seven-member team and its coaches with trophies to recognize their achievements, as they head to the National Robotics Competition. The reception will be held at CCCS’s East Campus, in the administration boardroom. “The Bionic Beasts” were awarded first place for Robot Performance and second place overall out of 31 teams at the First Lego League (FLL) competition, held at Central High School, in January. CCCS’s robotics team was founded in 2013 by Mr. Daniel Aulisio, who started a Lego-building and robot club after receiving Lego Mindstorms Robot kits for CCCS’s after-school program. He saw the untapped potential in the school’s students, and believed that the FLL would be something students could enjoy while also broadening their understanding of applied engineering. In 2015, after receiving an “FLL In The City” grant through the University of Pennsylvania’s Grasp Lab, Mr. Aulisio was able to expand the club into a full robotics team and students were able to participate in their first competition. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c3c4fd8d-fe33-4662-88d9-da764b56ff6a


News Article | April 17, 2017
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This Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11am to 7pm, PBS Media and Central High School of Newark, NJ are collaborating once again to present the 3rd Annual KHEM Comic Book Fest. The day long festival will take place at Central High School at 246 18th Ave. Newark, NJ 07108. Special Guests Include: Arielle Johnson (Amalgam Comics and Coffee in Philadelphia), Khalil Maasi (The Chappelle Show, Marvel’s Luke Cage), Roy Okupe (The Legend of Wale Williams), TJ Sterling (Okemus), Micheline Hess (Malice In Ovenland), MSHINDO KUUMBA (Indigo), Regine Sawyer (Women in Comics Collective NY International) and NEwark’s own Fortress of Solitude Comic Book Shop. The Khem Comic Book Fest is an annual convention that features creators of comics, books, film, and other media with a focus on artists and characters of color. The day is filled with entertainment and activities such as, Comic Book/Education workshops, a marketplace,  a comic book library and panel discussions and screenings with industry professionals. The goal of the event is to use comic books, films and popular culture to develop youth literacy and expression through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math). In addition, all proceeds from the Khem Comic Book Fest will go to the Central High School Engineering Academy Program. In addition to comics, the Khem Comic Book Fest also highlights other genres such as speculative fiction, video games and collectable toys and models. The screenings include creative films, documentaries as well as animation. The festival has also become a diverse networking event for artists, writers and teachers as well as comic book enthusiasts and fans of cosplay, fantasy and popular culture for the attendees. The Khem Comic Book Fest will be held on March 18th, 2017 at Central High School 246 18th Ave. Newark, NJ 07108 from 10am to 7pm. The event is free for Kids and Adults pay $10 admission. Tickets are available through the event website  www.khemfest.com and at the door. PBS Media (Phocused Black Star Media) is an innovative graphic media company that partners with the community to raise awareness and social consciousness through creative projects. Along with the development of the ongoing P.B.Soldier graphic novel series, the organization provides app development, apparel, and motion comics though it’s offices located in Newark, NJ. We serve as a “bridge in the gap” of the community. #khemfest is the official hashtag of the event


Chester, PA, May 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “The Bionic Beasts,” the Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) robotics team, was honored Friday by Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland at a ceremony attended CCCS board members on the school’s East Campus. At the program, CCCS CEO Dr. David Clark presented the seven-member team and its coaches with trophies and certificates to recognize their achievements. The Bionic Beasts most recent accomplishments include being awarded first place for Robot Performance, and second place overall out of 45 teams at the First Lego League (FLL) competition, held at Central High School in Philadelphia earlier this year. In February, after competing in regional championships at the University of Pennsylvania, the team qualified for the National Competition, in California, which will take place on May 18. There, they will face off against approximately 80 robotics teams from as far away as Japan and South Korea. The Bionic Beasts had to identify and solve a problem that exists between humans and animals. The team focused on house cats, and how susceptible the domesticated animal is to suffering from conditions such as OCD and depression, as compared to their feral counterparts. The Bionic Beasts learned carpentry, market analysis, and applied engineering in order to create an environmental enrichment toy that cats would be able to activate on their own. At the National Robotics Competition, The Bionic Beasts will also compete in a “robot game,” in which they will use a robot they built and programmed, to score points against an opposing team. At the reception on Friday, Mayor Kirkland addressed the students: “All of you should be proud of yourselves, and what you have accomplished. You represent the best and the brightest, here, in Chester, and I look forward to you representing us in California, as we cheer you on from back home.” According to the Level Playing Field Institute, an organization of the Kapor Klein Center for Social Impact, “African-Americans and Latinos makeup 39 percent of the U.S. school-aged population, yet comprise just 17 percent of high school AP math and science test-takers; 11 percent of science and engineering degree-holders, and nine percent of the entire U.S. science and engineering workforce.” Through the success of its award-winning robotics program, CCCS’s “Bionic Beasts” continue to challenge research that shows a lack of people of color in STEM, and barriers that get in the way of their achievement. Coach Daniel Aulisio, who started a Lego-building and robot club, after receiving Lego Mindstorms Robot kits for CCCS’s after-school program, founded CCCS’s robotics team in 2013. He saw the untapped potential in the school’s students, and believed that the FLL would be something students could enjoy while also broadening their understanding of applied engineering. Chester Community Charter School opened its doors on September 9, 1998, serving 97 students from its modest, four, meeting rooms, in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Hotel, in Chester, PA. Since that time, the school has steadily grown to include more than 3,000 students in 11 state-of-the-art-buildings, spanning three campuses. Through collaboration with the Gureghian Charitable Foundation, and CCCS’ High School Search and Selection Program, more than $9.5 million in scholarships and financial assistance to prestigious private secondary schools has been awarded to 225 of the school’s graduates, since 2009. http://chestercommunitycharter.org A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1415ce16-15cb-47d9-b912-079c7143ba10


White & White team of Keller Williams Realty Black Hills helped a local resident purchase a home on the Historic West Boulevard, downtown Rapid City, SD. Rapid City, SD, November 16, 2016 --( The buyer of this Rapid City, SD home found White & White Realty through an agent who recommended these Suzanne White for their upcoming search for homes. The buyer was searching for properties in Rapid City, and they contacted White & White Realty. Suzanne White helped the buyer throughout the home buying process. This home on Fulton Street in Rapid City is zoned for Wilson Elementary School in central Rapid City. This school enrolls students in grades PreK – 5. They enroll approximately 371 students. The school is located at 827 Franklin Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. Their mascot is the Mustang. South Middle School is the designated middle school for this home. This school enrolls students in grades 6 - 8. They enroll approximately 701 students. This school is located at 2 Indiana Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. Their mascot is the Rebels. This home has Central High School as their designated high school. This school enrolls students in grades 9 – 12. They enroll approximately 1,902 students. This school is located at 433 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701. They are known as the Cobblers. The population for this zip code is approximately 43,679. Median household income in 89107 is $41,262. The median price for homes in this zip code is $130,100 compared to $138,400 for the state of South Dakota. For the zip code area 57701, 88.7% of residents over the age of 25 have a high school diploma or higher. The percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 21%. The percentage of Rapid City residents 25 years and over with a high school diploma or higher is 94.2%. The percentage of Rapid City residents 25 years and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 27.3%. This Rapid City, SD home on Fulton Street in the zip code area of 57701 came with hardwood floors and two fireplaces, one wood burning and one gas. This home sits on a corner lot with mature landscaping, a privacy fence and one stall garage. White & White Team at Keller Williams Realty has a team of real estate specialists who focus on homes for sale in the Central, Southwest & Northwest Areas of Rapid City. White & White Realty is a top Black Hills area Team and is in the top 10% of all real estate agents in their market. White & White Realty at Keller Williams Realty Black Hills was established by Suzanne White and includes her son, Landon White and full time licensed assistant, Holly Glatt. The White & White Team have been in real estate since 2009. Even from the beginning of their real estate career, they were driven to succeed and became the top producing Rapid City real estate agents in their market. The White & White Team has been with Keller Williams Realty Rapid City since they were established in Rapid City 2014 (Prudential Kahler Realtors prior to 2014). Since that time, White & White Realty has won numerous Keller Williams Realty awards. For more information: Suzanne White, REALTOR® Keller Williams Realty Black Hills (605) 390-0137 suzanne@seesuzanne.com www.WhiteandWhiteRealty.com Rapid City, SD, November 16, 2016 --( PR.com )-- This beautiful, historic home is a detached single family residence located in the Historic District, the very hip West Boulevard in Rapid City, SD. The house is located in the 57701 zip code area. This two-story home includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The house was built in 1931.The buyer of this Rapid City, SD home found White & White Realty through an agent who recommended these Suzanne White for their upcoming search for homes. The buyer was searching for properties in Rapid City, and they contacted White & White Realty. Suzanne White helped the buyer throughout the home buying process.This home on Fulton Street in Rapid City is zoned for Wilson Elementary School in central Rapid City. This school enrolls students in grades PreK – 5. They enroll approximately 371 students. The school is located at 827 Franklin Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. Their mascot is the Mustang.South Middle School is the designated middle school for this home. This school enrolls students in grades 6 - 8. They enroll approximately 701 students. This school is located at 2 Indiana Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. Their mascot is the Rebels.This home has Central High School as their designated high school. This school enrolls students in grades 9 – 12. They enroll approximately 1,902 students. This school is located at 433 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57701. They are known as the Cobblers.The population for this zip code is approximately 43,679. Median household income in 89107 is $41,262. The median price for homes in this zip code is $130,100 compared to $138,400 for the state of South Dakota.For the zip code area 57701, 88.7% of residents over the age of 25 have a high school diploma or higher. The percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 21%. The percentage of Rapid City residents 25 years and over with a high school diploma or higher is 94.2%. The percentage of Rapid City residents 25 years and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 27.3%.This Rapid City, SD home on Fulton Street in the zip code area of 57701 came with hardwood floors and two fireplaces, one wood burning and one gas. This home sits on a corner lot with mature landscaping, a privacy fence and one stall garage.White & White Team at Keller Williams Realty has a team of real estate specialists who focus on homes for sale in the Central, Southwest & Northwest Areas of Rapid City. White & White Realty is a top Black Hills area Team and is in the top 10% of all real estate agents in their market.White & White Realty at Keller Williams Realty Black Hills was established by Suzanne White and includes her son, Landon White and full time licensed assistant, Holly Glatt. The White & White Team have been in real estate since 2009. Even from the beginning of their real estate career, they were driven to succeed and became the top producing Rapid City real estate agents in their market.The White & White Team has been with Keller Williams Realty Rapid City since they were established in Rapid City 2014 (Prudential Kahler Realtors prior to 2014). Since that time, White & White Realty has won numerous Keller Williams Realty awards.For more information:Suzanne White, REALTOR®Keller Williams Realty Black Hills(605) 390-0137suzanne@seesuzanne.comwww.WhiteandWhiteRealty.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Suzanne White


White & White team of Keller Williams Realty Black Hills helped a local resident purchase a new construction in Rapid Valley, Rapid City, SD. Rapid City, SD, December 09, 2016 --( The buyer of this Rapid City, SD home is a past client of White & White Realty’s, this is the third real estate transaction the seller has closed with Suzanne White. The buyer was searching for a new construction home in Rapid City and were in the process of selling their current townhome for upgrade. Suzanne White helped the buyer throughout the home buying and building process. This home on Elderberry Blvd in Rapid City is zoned for Rapid Valley Elementary in Rapid City. This school enrolls students in grades PreK – 5. They enroll approximately 581 students. The school is located at 2601 Covington St, Rapid City, SD 57703. East Middle School is the designated middle school for this home. This school enrolls students in grades 6 - 8. They enroll approximately 650 students. This school is located at 4860 Homestead St, Rapid City, SD 57703. Their mascot is the Hawks, school colors are red and gold. This home has Central High School as their designated high school. This school enrolls students in grades 9 – 12. They enroll approximately 1,902 students. This school is located at 433 Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701. They are known as the Rapid City Cobblers, school colors are red and white. The population for this zip code (57703) is approximately 14,417. Average household income in 57703 is $57,368. The average price for homes currently listed in this zip code is $251,742. The average days on market for homes currently listed in this zip code is 73 days. For the zip code area 57703, 92.6% of residents over the age of 25 years old have a high school diploma or higher. The percentage of residents 25 years or older with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 20.0%. The percentage of Rapid City residents 25 years and over with a high school diploma or higher is 94.2%. The percentage of Rapid City residents 25 years and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 27.3%. This Rapid City, SD home on Elderberry Blvd in the zip code area of 57703 was custom built with the majority of input coming from the buyer and features ceramic tile floors, a custom built gas fireplace, quartz counter tops and 3 car garage. This is a new construction home custom built by K & S Custom Homes out of Rapid City, SD. White & White Team at Keller Williams Realty has a team of real estate specialists who focus on homes for sale in the Central, Southwest & Northwest Areas of Rapid City. White & White Realty is a top Black Hills area Team and is in the top 10% of all real estate agents in their market. White & White Realty at Keller Williams Realty Black Hills was established by Suzanne White and includes her son, Landon White and full time licensed assistant, Holly Glatt. The White & White Team have been in real estate since 2009. Even from the beginning of their real estate career, they were driven to succeed and became the top producing Rapid City real estate agents in their market. The White & White Team has been with Keller Williams Realty Rapid City since they were established in Rapid City 2014 (Prudential Kahler Realtors prior to 2014). Since that time, White & White Realty has won numerous Keller Williams Realty awards. For more information: Suzanne White, REALTOR® Keller Williams Realty Black Hills (605) 390-0137 suzanne@seesuzanne.com www.WhiteandWhiteRealty.com Rapid City, SD, December 09, 2016 --( PR.com )-- This new construction home is a detached single family residence located in the new development of Orchard Meadows, in Rapid Valley in Rapid City, SD. The house is located in the 57703 zip code area. This one level home includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The house was built in November 2016.The buyer of this Rapid City, SD home is a past client of White & White Realty’s, this is the third real estate transaction the seller has closed with Suzanne White. The buyer was searching for a new construction home in Rapid City and were in the process of selling their current townhome for upgrade. Suzanne White helped the buyer throughout the home buying and building process.This home on Elderberry Blvd in Rapid City is zoned for Rapid Valley Elementary in Rapid City. This school enrolls students in grades PreK – 5. They enroll approximately 581 students. The school is located at 2601 Covington St, Rapid City, SD 57703.East Middle School is the designated middle school for this home. This school enrolls students in grades 6 - 8. They enroll approximately 650 students. This school is located at 4860 Homestead St, Rapid City, SD 57703. Their mascot is the Hawks, school colors are red and gold.This home has Central High School as their designated high school. This school enrolls students in grades 9 – 12. They enroll approximately 1,902 students. This school is located at 433 Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701. They are known as the Rapid City Cobblers, school colors are red and white.The population for this zip code (57703) is approximately 14,417. Average household income in 57703 is $57,368. The average price for homes currently listed in this zip code is $251,742. The average days on market for homes currently listed in this zip code is 73 days.For the zip code area 57703, 92.6% of residents over the age of 25 years old have a high school diploma or higher. The percentage of residents 25 years or older with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 20.0%. The percentage of Rapid City residents 25 years and over with a high school diploma or higher is 94.2%. The percentage of Rapid City residents 25 years and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 27.3%.This Rapid City, SD home on Elderberry Blvd in the zip code area of 57703 was custom built with the majority of input coming from the buyer and features ceramic tile floors, a custom built gas fireplace, quartz counter tops and 3 car garage. This is a new construction home custom built by K & S Custom Homes out of Rapid City, SD.White & White Team at Keller Williams Realty has a team of real estate specialists who focus on homes for sale in the Central, Southwest & Northwest Areas of Rapid City. White & White Realty is a top Black Hills area Team and is in the top 10% of all real estate agents in their market.White & White Realty at Keller Williams Realty Black Hills was established by Suzanne White and includes her son, Landon White and full time licensed assistant, Holly Glatt. The White & White Team have been in real estate since 2009. Even from the beginning of their real estate career, they were driven to succeed and became the top producing Rapid City real estate agents in their market.The White & White Team has been with Keller Williams Realty Rapid City since they were established in Rapid City 2014 (Prudential Kahler Realtors prior to 2014). Since that time, White & White Realty has won numerous Keller Williams Realty awards.For more information:Suzanne White, REALTOR®Keller Williams Realty Black Hills(605) 390-0137suzanne@seesuzanne.comwww.WhiteandWhiteRealty.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Suzanne White


News Article | November 23, 2016
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For more information on Mokena Homes for Sale and Market Trend Reports, visit Buy Property Right! Will County, 27 miles SW of the Loop. The early residents of Mokena could hardly have imagined their small market center becoming part of a suburban fabric reaching southwest from Chicago.The growth of Mokena paralleled that of many Chicago suburbs that began as railroad stops. One of the earliest buildings was the public school, built in 1855. A Baptist Society formed in 1851, followed by a German United Evangelical congregation in 1862, St. Mary’s German Roman Catholic Church in 1864, and a Methodist church in 1867. This range of congregations, along with a German Lutheran church started in 1850 several miles to the east of town, reflects the presence of many German immigrants along with residents from various parts of the United States. Mokena became the market center for a large farming area and by the late 1870s included five general stores, four blacksmith and wagon shops, three hotels, two butcher shops, seven saloons, and a variety of other businesses. When the village was incorporated in 1880, its population was 522; in 1940, it had increased to only 657. Mokena’s population grew from 903 in 1950, to 1,643 in 1970, to 6,128 in 1990, to 14,583 in 2000. The small commercial core centered around the train stop became a lengthening commercial strip along Wolf Road. Mokena is served by renowned school districts such as Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210; students attend Lincoln-Way East High School, Lincoln-Way Central High School, and Lincoln-Way North High School.There are also other school districts serving the village, those are Mokena School District 159, Frankfort School District 157C, New Lenox School District 122 and Summit Hill School District 161. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and enjoy a stroll through Downtown Mokena. The Village’s renovation and rehabilitation efforts for the Downtown are complete. Residents have been able to enjoy the fully improved Downtown with new:Sidewalks, Landscaping, Decorative amenities, Three new public plazas, and Street pavement! It is a goal of the Village that Downtown Mokena will once again become an area that serves residents’ needs and provides a comfortable, attractive setting for community events. The Economic Development Coordinator is charged with developing and implementing strategies to keep existing businesses Downtown while attracting new investment to the area. Some areas that have been reviewed to assist in achieving this goal include: Tax Increment Finance District, Joint Village-Metra parking study, and Local property owners needs. Interested to know more about Mokena Homes for Sale? Please feel free to visit Buy Property Right OR contact area expert, Patrick O’Connell directly, at 708-473-5222 and by email at patrickoc123@gmail.com For more information, please visit http://www.buypropertyright.com


News Article | December 12, 2016
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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) announces recipients of the 2016 Franklin Electric Charitable and Educational Foundation Engineering Scholarship Program. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/0aeb3d7b-f8f5-4bbc-84ae-576ef6a268c9 As a global engineering leader, Franklin Electric is proud to support local students in an effort to continue to shape the future of the water and fueling system industries. The scholarship program funds up to two consecutive academic years for eligible students. Each scholarship will be $5,000 per academic year payable at $2,500 for each completed semester for a total scholarship of up to $10,000. This scholarship also includes a paid summer internship position between the recipient’s Junior and Senior academic school year. The recipients of the engineering scholarships have been chosen by a selection committee comprised of IPFW professors and staff and Franklin Electric professionals. Recipients were selected based on scholastic achievement, application details, reference letters and a written essay. Qualifying applicants were interviewed by designated appointees of the selection committee. Join us in congratulating this year’s winners. IPFW Engineering Scholarship - Cooper Anthony Hill Hill is currently a junior at IPFW, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He has been named a Chancellor’s Distinguished Scholar, member of The Dean’s Honor Roll, Honors Program, and graduated as the salutatorian of Adams Central High School in 2014. Cooper is currently an IEEE member, an ETC tutor for first year engineering students, grades papers for ENGR127 and 128, and is a participant on the intermural flag football team. Indiana Tech Engineering Scholarship - Dakota Rene Dawson Dawson is the first annual recipient of the Indiana Tech Engineering Scholarship. She is currently a junior at Indiana Tech, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She graduated from Carroll High School in 2014 with a 3.914 GPA. She is a member of The Dean’s List, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fort Wayne Lacrosse Association, and enjoys volunteering for Fort4Fitness and the Allen County SPCA. Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. Recognized as a technical leader in its products and services, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and fueling applications. “Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein, including those relating to market conditions or the Company’s financial results, costs, expenses or expense reductions, profit margins, inventory levels, foreign currency translation rates, liquidity expectations, business goals and sales growth, involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties with respect to general economic and currency conditions, various conditions specific to the Company’s business and industry, weather conditions, new housing starts, market demand, competitive factors, changes in distribution channels, supply constraints, effect of price increases, raw material costs, technology factors, integration of acquisitions, litigation, government and regulatory actions, the Company’s accounting policies, future trends, and other risks which are detailed in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, included in Item 1A of Part I of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending January 2, 2016, Exhibit 99.1 attached thereto and in Item 1A of Part II of the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.


News Article | December 13, 2016
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Open GIS Leader Provides Educators and Students Across the Nation Free Access to Open Source Software and Support NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 13, 2016) -  Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today announced that it has extended the Boundless Education Program to provide open source GIS software and support for free to educators and students across the globe. "We believe open source software offers the best tools to help students and educators learn about geography," said Anthony Calamito, Chief Evangelist at Boundless. "With the expanded program, educators can now create their curriculum around open source GIS, providing students unfettered access to the next generation of geospatial knowledge and resources." Boundless is the leader in commercially supported open source GIS software. Since 2002, the experts at Boundless have been maintaining popular open source geospatial software with contributions to over 160 GitHub repos. The Boundless Education Program builds upon the successes of existing open source geospatial education initiatives such as Geo For All and GeoAcademy. Boundless provides free access to the open GIS ecosystem Boundless Connect, a collection of tutorials, style files, plugins and premium datasets, and a global user community for exchanging information. As part of its commitment to geography education and geo-literacy, Boundless recently sponsored more than 50 AP Human Geography teachers to participate in the Geography 2050 Symposium on November 17-18, 2016, in New York City. This enabled teachers to participate in discussions centered around envisioning a sustainable planet, and evangelizing geography education at all levels. "I walked away from the symposium feeling more connected to the larger geographical community. Not only did I leave the event a more well-rounded geography educator, but I now truly feel like a member of the broader geographical world -- I understand where I belong in shaping the future through geography," said Lydia Soileau-Kirk, AP Human Geography Teacher at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Mississippi. "It is very motivating to be able to create friendships with other educators. We all have different experiences with our students and being able share ideas face-to-face is priceless. Also, the open-source mapping training blew my mind! The simplicity of mapping blended with the flexibility to use the data has opened up so many doors for interactive technology-based lessons!" Boundless also encourages its employees to participate in the program by engaging in geography events throughout the year. Most recently, several Boundless employees participated in GIS Day events during Geography Awareness Week. As part of the Education Program, Boundless staff are happy to speak to university students, faculty, and staff about the latest trends in open source GIS and the state of the Boundless ecosystem. Whether in-person, virtually through a webcast or teleconference, we want to ensure students, faculty, and staff are up-to-date on technology and trends in the open source GIS community. The Boundless Education Program is open to all students and educators who are actively enrolled in one of the following: accredited public or private primary or secondary school; accredited higher education institution that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of study; or homeschool, as defined by state homeschooling regulations. Students and educators will be required to register with their institution's email address (.edu or similar) as proof of enrollment. To learn more about the program or to enroll, visit https://boundlessgeo.com/education/. Boundless offers an open GIS ecosystem through a unique combination of technology, products and experts that gives enterprises deeper intelligence and insights using location-based data. The Boundless platform is built upon open source technology and open APIs that generate actionable location intelligence across third-party apps, content services and plugins for enterprise applications. Last month, Boundless announced that it has extended its proven GIS platform with Boundless Connect, a subscription service to the most comprehensive repository of GIS data, and Boundless Desktop, a full-featured, professional desktop GIS, bringing a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources to the enterprise. About Boundless Boundless is the leader in open GIS (geographic information systems). Unlike proprietary, licensed solutions, Boundless opens the world of geospatial data to any user. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing geospatial software with a scalable, open GIS platform - including Exchange, Suite, Desktop and Connect - and a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources. Learn more at boundlessgeo.com. Join the GIS community at https://connect.boundlessgeo.com/. Follow Boundless @boundlessgeo.


News Article | February 23, 2017
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Koorsen Fire & Security was recognized with the Award for Excellence by the State of Indiana for the Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program, a program that trains high school seniors in fire protection and security systems. Indianapolis, IN, February 23, 2017 --( The Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program empowers Warren Central High School’s Walker Career Center students who are enrolled in electrical, building and/or IT programs, to become skilled and trained in life safety and eligible for reliable and lucrative jobs upon graduation. In its inaugural year during the 2015-2016 school year, ten students participated in the program. Seven of the students completed the program and were offered paid summer internships at Koorsen Fire & Security. Upon completion of the internships, all seven were offered full-time jobs. The Walker Career Center and Koorsen hope to build upon this success in its second year, which is going on now. Developed by Corporate Manager Systems Service Tom Zornes, the Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program is an ideal example of how education and business can and should work together to provide students with an excellent technical education that realistically aligns career paths with work-based experiences, leading to full-time employment after graduation. Students enrolled in the program are not only exposed to classroom experience led by industry professionals, they also receive hands-on training at the nationally-acclaimed Koorsen Training Center. Students who successfully complete the program receive fire alarm and fire sprinkler certification, along with 6 Honeywell certifications in security. Upon graduation, all successful students are eligible for a paid internship and the potential of a full-time job at Koorsen after the internship. Koorsen Fire & Security benefits from this program by acquiring young, skilled employees who are already Koorsen-trained and who are already invested in a long-term career at a Koorsen location. The State of Indiana benefits through a stronger, more technically skilled workforce. The Walker Career Center benefits by continuing to uphold its reputation for offering technical programs that offer excellence in education. Unique and innovative are two adjectives that describe the Koorsen Life Safety Technical program in its totality. The Walker Career Center was the first career center to pilot this program with Koorsen in 2015-2016. In its inaugural year, the program was so successful that Koorsen now plans to expand the program to other technical school programs in Central Indiana. Koorsen is also working to expand this program to Indiana colleges and universities. Koorsen Fire & Security was founded in 1946 and is a third-generation, family owned business. With more than 27 locations in five states and over 900 associates, Koorsen has become one of the largest and most respected fire and security companies in the United States. Koorsen Fire & Security is well-known for having the best training in the industry, and is insured and certified to design, install, program, service and repair virtually all fire and security products for all business. Indianapolis, IN, February 23, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Koorsen Fire & Security was honored to be recognized by the State of Indiana for their Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program, a program that trains high school seniors in fire protection and security systems. In partnership with the Walker Career Center, the Koorsen program received the Indiana Career & Technical Education Award for Excellence.The Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program empowers Warren Central High School’s Walker Career Center students who are enrolled in electrical, building and/or IT programs, to become skilled and trained in life safety and eligible for reliable and lucrative jobs upon graduation.In its inaugural year during the 2015-2016 school year, ten students participated in the program. Seven of the students completed the program and were offered paid summer internships at Koorsen Fire & Security. Upon completion of the internships, all seven were offered full-time jobs. The Walker Career Center and Koorsen hope to build upon this success in its second year, which is going on now.Developed by Corporate Manager Systems Service Tom Zornes, the Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program is an ideal example of how education and business can and should work together to provide students with an excellent technical education that realistically aligns career paths with work-based experiences, leading to full-time employment after graduation.Students enrolled in the program are not only exposed to classroom experience led by industry professionals, they also receive hands-on training at the nationally-acclaimed Koorsen Training Center. Students who successfully complete the program receive fire alarm and fire sprinkler certification, along with 6 Honeywell certifications in security. Upon graduation, all successful students are eligible for a paid internship and the potential of a full-time job at Koorsen after the internship.Koorsen Fire & Security benefits from this program by acquiring young, skilled employees who are already Koorsen-trained and who are already invested in a long-term career at a Koorsen location. The State of Indiana benefits through a stronger, more technically skilled workforce. The Walker Career Center benefits by continuing to uphold its reputation for offering technical programs that offer excellence in education.Unique and innovative are two adjectives that describe the Koorsen Life Safety Technical program in its totality. The Walker Career Center was the first career center to pilot this program with Koorsen in 2015-2016. In its inaugural year, the program was so successful that Koorsen now plans to expand the program to other technical school programs in Central Indiana. Koorsen is also working to expand this program to Indiana colleges and universities.Koorsen Fire & Security was founded in 1946 and is a third-generation, family owned business. With more than 27 locations in five states and over 900 associates, Koorsen has become one of the largest and most respected fire and security companies in the United States. Koorsen Fire & Security is well-known for having the best training in the industry, and is insured and certified to design, install, program, service and repair virtually all fire and security products for all business. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Koorsen Fire & Security


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We compared performance on three manual-dexterity tasks under monocular and binocular viewing. The tasks were the standard Morrisby Fine Dexterity Test, using forceps to manipulate the items, a modified version of the Morrisby test using fingers, and a "buzz-wire" task in which subjects had to guide a wire hoop around a 3D track without bringing the hoop into contact with the track. In all three tasks, performance was better for binocular viewing. The extent of the binocular advantage in individuals did not correlate significantly with their stereoacuity measured on the Randot test. However, the extent of the binocular advantage depended strongly on the task. It was weak when fingers were used on the Morrisby task, stronger with forceps, and extremely strong on the buzz-wire task (fivefold increase in error rate with monocular viewing). We suggest that the 3D buzz-wire game is particularly suitable for assessing binocularly based dexterity.

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