Cynthia Fuhrmann awarded NIH grant to improve professional development in research training

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Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, PhD

A Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences research team’s far-reaching project to support professional development of early-career scientists received a significant boost recently with the award of a $2.3 million Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training, or IPERT grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

The five-year grant supports the development of nationally sourced, competency-themed collections of evidence-based professional skills models, with training and mentoring for educators to aid their implementation within institutions, as well as support for evaluating their work according to rigorous protocols.

“Today’s early-career scientists need a wide breadth of skills to adapt to the diverse professional roles they will move into after their PhD or postdoctoral training,” said Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, PhD, who is principal investigator for the project. “They need to be aware of how science is done in both the private and public sectors, and to be able to

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Top Swiss science prizes awarded to biologist and mathematician

Optimal organisation: Maryna Viazovska (not pictured) won the award for her work on the packing of spheres. Keystone / Marton Monus

Rewarded for their work are a biologist working on cell proteins and a mathematician who solved a centuries-old problem about the optimal arrangement of spheres in a defined space.

This content was published on September 21, 2020 – 11:00

The Marcel Benoist prize, celebrating its hundredth edition, and the National Latsis prize for researchers under the age of 40, will be awarded at a joint ceremony in November in Bern.

The former prize, the “Swiss Nobel”, will be awarded to Rudolf Aebersold, a systems biology professor at the University of Zurich and the Federal Technology Institute ETH Zurich.

Aebersold is one of the founding fathers of “proteomics”, a discipline that examines the entire set of proteins present in a cell, according to a

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SBU Awarded Workforce Development Initiative Grant

St. Bonaventure University is one of 66 recipients of Workforce Development Initiative grants announced Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the state for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy, according to a news release from Cuomo’s office. 

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I thank the essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives and care for their fellow New Yorkers, and recommit to supporting all workers who are helping in New York’s ongoing recovery,” Cuomo said. “These awards will provide thousands of workers with the training and skills they need to ‘Build Back Better.’”

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In total, nearly $9 million was awarded to businesses,

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$9 million awarded as part of New York’s Historic Workforce Development Initiative

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66 New York state businesses, community colleges, and community-based organizations receive funding for workforce development

Awards will fund in-demand skills training for 3,600 New Yorkers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced 66 businesses, schools and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9 million as part of the state’s historic Workforce Development Initiative. The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the state for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I thank the essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives and care for their fellow New Yorkers, and recommit to supporting all workers who are helping in New York’s ongoing recovery,” Cuomo said. “These awards will provide thousands of workers with the training and skills they need to ‘Build Back Better.’ “

“Our historic Workforce

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Kentucky awarded nearly $1 million to teach young parenting responsibilities, finance skills –

Eight states, including Kentucky, have been tapped by the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to develop nine programs that educate teens and young adults who do not yet have children about the financial, legal and emotional responsibilities of parenthood.

The agencies will collaborate with youth job development programs, foster care transition services, juvenile justice agencies, teen pregnancy prevention programs, community colleges and public schools to integrate child support and responsible parenting education into a wide range of youth-centered systems.

Gov. Andy Beshear

“As the dad of a 10- and 11-year-old, I know personally that parenting is the hardest and most rewarding job in the world,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “That’s true under any circumstances, but if Kentuckians become parents at a young age, they will face additional challenges as they balance their own educational,

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Streator, Princeton students awarded science, technology, engineering scholarships

The B+B SmartWorx Scholarships for the Internet of Things were recently awarded by the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation to Alexandria Schick, of Streator, and Cole Adams, of Princeton.

The IoT Scholarship is available to two high-school graduating seniors who will pursue a career in science, technology or engineering.

The award is $1,500 per scholarship and is granted to one male recipient and one female recipient in Starved Rock Country who are enrolled in a college or university for the coming school year.

“The B+B SmartWorx Scholarships are highly sought-after and always bring the most applicants of any of our scholarships,” said Pamela Beckett, President and CEO of the Community Foundation, in a press statement. “Our Scholarship Selection Committee evaluates the applicants without identifying information, so that their selections are not prejudicial. The Committee always has a tough time selecting the winners because of the number of highly qualified and

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Berks school districts awarded coronavirus funding | Berks Regional News

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Several school districts in Berks County are receiving some help in their efforts to educate their students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Antietam, Conrad Weiser, Daniel Boone, Governor Mifflin, Muhlenberg, Reading, and Tulpehocken, along with the Berks County Intermediate Unit, are among 220 school districts and education agencies across the state that will share in $17 million from Pennsylvania’s portion of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

“While all schools have been impacted this year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the schools that have been identified under ESSA as needing extra support are facing additional challenges,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. “This funding will help these high-need schools as they put systems in place to help students while we work to control the spread of this virus.”

ESSA requires states to designate schools for support and improvement based on the performance of individual student groups in key areas, including

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$2.6M in federal funds awarded to EMDC to diversify region’s economy, retain and create jobs

EMDC to host virtual Information session for interested businesses, nonprofits and partners 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 via Zoom 

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) has been awarded $2.6 million in federal funding to leverage private investment and generate capital for businesses in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington counties. The funding is awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration’s Revolving Loan Fund, as part of the CARES Act Recovery Assistance to respond to the pandemic. 

EMDC is hosting a virtual information session at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3via Zoom. To register, visit For more information on the Revolving Loan Fund program, contact Thomas Stewart, loan officer & credit analyst, at 207-974-3241 or 

“EMDC continues to meet this crisis head-on while building capacity and supporting people, businesses, and communities. With the support of partners like the U.S. Economic Development Administration, we continue

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Alion Awarded $20 Million Task Order to Develop Autonomy and Navigation Technology for U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $20 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Development.

“Alion has some of the greatest engineering and technology minds in industry partnering side-by-side with our customers to face challenging issues and create technologies, solutions and advancements in innovation to keep our nation ahead,” said Eric Wright, Alion’s vice president of the Integrated Solutions Operation within the Advanced Technology Group. “We are privileged to be working with the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology to achieve the goals of the ANT Center.”

The ANT Center is a forward-looking research center within the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) seeking to identify and solve tomorrow’s most challenging autonomy and navigation problems. The ANT Center’s goal is to develop navigation technology that

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