Monday, October 26, 2015

3D Printer & $5k Grant Contest | Enter to Win. For a future scientist in your community.

FYI.....There is a K12 level future scientist with a NEED waiting to take a vision to ctual reality.

From: THE Journal Resources

We want to know what a state-of-the-art 3D printer AND a $5,000 grant would mean for your school or district!

All you need to do for your chance to win a new 3D printer and a $5k grant for your school or district is complete these two easy steps:

Step 1: Watch a brief video on what 3D printing can do for you

Step 2: Fill out our short survey and tell us what a 3D printer would mean for your school
Don't miss your chance to win a 3D printer and $5k grant for your school or district, enter to win today!

Enter to Win

Thank you and good luck!
T|H|E Journal Resources

Monday, October 19, 2015

Survey Evaluation. Drawing for $20 Visa Gift Card. Firefighter/EMT Resiliency

Derrick Edwards a doctoral student at Trevecca Nazarene University is conducting a study evaluating some psychological factors that may be associated with firefighter/EMT resiliency. This study is being completed in an effort to reduce the frequency of psychological injuries experienced by emergency responders. Derrick is a former member of the fire service and current instructor with the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, and knows first hand the impact experienced as part of the profession.

In order to participate in this research opportunity, follow the link below and you will be directed to the survey. Your participation is greatly appreciated! Upon completion of the survey, you have the option of entering a drawing for a $20 Visa Gift Card.

Find out more at

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Scholarship Opportunities. Deadline November 19, 2015. Master's and PhD

2016 Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study abroad

(Fully Funded) Application Deadline: 19 November 2015 

Please apply... & don't forget to share the opportunity

1. Australia Award Scholarship (
3. DIKTI Scholarship a. Dalam Negeri ( Luar Negeri (
4. Turkey Government Scholarship (
5. General Cultural Scholarship India (
6. USA Government Scholarship a. ( (
7. Netherland Government Scholarship (
8. Korean Government Scholarship (…)
9. Belgium Government Scholarship (
10. Israel ... ... xxx
13. Prasetya Mulya Business School Indonesia (
14. Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship (
15. Monbugakusho Scholarship Japan (
16. Paramadina University Master Fellowship Indonesia (…/paramadina-medco-fell…)
17. PPM School of Management Indonesia (
19. Sweden Government Scholarship (
20. Chinese Government Scholarship (…)
21. Taiwan Government Scholarship (
22. United Kingdom Government SCholarship (
24. Ancora Foundation Scholarship (
25. Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship Japan (
26. AUN/SEED-Net Scholarship (
27. Art Asia Major Scholarship Korea National University of Arts (…)
28. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Japan (
30. DIKTIS Overseas Scholarship (
31. Honjo International Scholarship Foundation Japan (
32. IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (…)
33. International HIV & Drug Use Fellowship USA (
34. Nitori International Scholarship Foundation Japan (
35. School of Government and Public Policy Indonesia (
36. Inpex Scholarship Foundation Japan
38. Macquaire University Australia (…/macquarie_university_international_…/ .

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Corruption and Bribrary. Better to just walk away. (But keep your verbal and written notes in order)

Is it really worth it?


Young N. Cho, aka Alex Cho, 43, of Great Falls, Virginia, was sentenced Thursday to 88 months in prison on federal charges that he paid millions of dollars in bribes to corrupt officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in return for government contracts.
Cho pleaded guilty in September 2011 in federal court in the District of Columbia to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and money laundering and to defraud the United States, and one substantive count of bribery. 
Judge Emmet Sullivan also ordered Cho to pay about $7.7 million in restitution to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and to forfeit $6.9 million.
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A former vice president of defense contractor IAP Worldwide Service was sentenced in federal court in Virginia Friday to 120 days in prison.
James Michael Rama, 69, of Lynchburg, Virginia, pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA.
Privately held IAP resolved FCPA offenses in June by agreeing to pay a $7.1 million penalty for an alleged conspiracy to bribe Kuwaiti officials to win a contract. The company also entered into a non-prosecution agreement that required it to cooperate with the DOJ.
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Grant Opportunity. USAID. American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program Grant (Request for Comments)

The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Find Opportunities service:

Agency for International Development
FY 2016 American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Program [Request for Comments] Grant

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Current State. The Council of State Governments. Are States the New Welfare Recipients?

Important items below: 
         STEM, Grants awarded to States, Risk Management Insurance.

        Question(s) to consider:  
           Have states become the new welfare recipients of the federal government?
                  -Grants for state run programs?
                  -Disaster (full spectrum:  planning, response, recovery, etc.)
                         declaration funding?
                  -Certain states declare an emergency as part of disaster declaration
                         process before an event occurs to ensure federal disaster funding?
                         (Example:  Snow storms, and hurricanes)
                  -Are state federal funded program funds really reaching the 'grass roots' 
                         community, and individuals before, during, and after a disaster?


Issue: 35                                                                                            October 12, 2015


With the 2016 primary election approaching, voting procedures are taking center stage again. CSG's Overseas Voting Initiative recently had its fifth working group meeting in Newport Beach, Calif., and finalized policy recommendations intended to improve voting processes for U.S. military and civilians overseas. Policy group members will present the recommendations at the 2015 CSG National Conference, Dec. 10-13, in Nashville.

STEM programs at every education level can require significant investments from the government and private sectors. That's because cost drivers--like teacher training and retention and purchasing equipment for high-tech classrooms and laboratories--can make STEM education a pricey investment.

The U.S. Supreme Court's October 2015 term is one to watch not only because the court has accepted numerous cases on controversial topics but also because many of the Supreme Court's decisions this term, including a number of cases affecting the states, are likely to be discussed by the 2016 presidential candidates as the election heats up.  

During a recent CSG eCademy webcast, "Pricing Rooftop Solar: Sustainability, Fairness & Promoting Productivity," two former regulatory commissioners discussed the process used to set utility rates and how to ensure cost fairness and affordability while enabling the growth of distributed generation.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded more than $39.3 million in grants to enhance unemployment insurance programs in 43 states. The grants were awarded to help state unemployment insurance programs prevent and detect improper benefit payments, improve program performance, address outdated information technology systems and combat employee misclassification that underpays and denies benefits to workers. Grants range from $269,215 in Massachusetts to $2,612,092 in Connecticut, with a median grant of $740,935.

While the definition of giftedness varies from state to state, federal legislation is clear about the definition of a gifted student. However, there are no federal mandates that provide funding and services for gifted education to states. Because of this lack of federal standards and the resulting variation in gifted education programming among the states, many states have large discrepancies in terms of available funds and types of services offered to gifted students.

Arizona has asked the federal government to allow it to add work requirements and lifetime eligibility limits for some adults enrolled in Medicaid, according to Stateline. The request, which is in the form of a Section 1115 waiver request, is required under laws passed by the 2015 Arizona State Legislature. Senate Bill 1475 and Senate Bill 1092 require the governor to submit the waiver but do not link continuation of the current Medicaid expansion to the waiver's approval. Former Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed nearly identical legislation the year before, the Arizona Daily Star reported in March 2015.

The deadline for submitting national policy resolutions for the 2015 CSG National Conference in Nashville is Nov. 19. Committees will be notified about submitted resolutions by Nov. 25, two weeks before the conference kicks off on Dec. 10. More information and guidelines for submitting CSG national policy resolutions are available on CSG's website. For more information about current CSG national policy resolutions, visit the CSG Knowledge Center.

Oct. 15, 22 and 29, 2 p.m. EDT
Free CSG eCademy Series in Partnership with the Griffith Foundation

Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is our nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.  


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