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Poll: High-school students are interested in STEM careers

Poll: High-school students are interested in STEM careers | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Science, technology, engineering and math fields appeal to today's high-school students, according to a recent report that su -More- Strong data for even stronger teaching
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4 Ways to Get Black Kids Excited About STEM

4 Ways to Get Black Kids Excited About STEM | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, many Black families were among the 5.8 million Americans who tuned in for the premiere of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, a new series hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist…
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So you want to be a vet? Class of 2017 admission most competitive yet for Virginia Tech program

So you want to be a vet? Class of 2017 admission most competitive yet for Virginia Tech program | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it

A record-breaking 1,220 prospective students submitted applications to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine last fall, representing the fourth largest applicant pool in North America, according to figures from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. 

 

For several years in a row, the college has seen gains in application numbers for its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, up 11 percent this year alone.

 

@HoofcareJournal writes: Fewer than one in ten of the applicants will be chosen to enroll at Blacksburg; the class of 2017 will have only 120 seats.

 

That means that roughly only one in ten applicants will be selected.

 

Of these, 50 will be from Virginia, 30 from Maryland, six from West Virginia, and 34 from other states and countries.

 

 Nationwide, about 6000 people apply to enter US veterinary colleges; most apply to five different schools. Virginia's program offers a farrier, Travis Burns, on the faculty and plenty of exposure to equine lameness through an innovative curriculum.

 

Maybe that is part of the appeal!

 


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VET’S DIARY: Farrier Jim Ferrie joins team of equine veterinary experts in Britain

VET’S DIARY: Farrier Jim Ferrie joins team of equine veterinary experts in Britain | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it
We are delighted that an internationally renowned farrier is the latest expert to join our elite team of visiting consultants at our Fairmoor Equine Clinic in Morpeth, writes Stephen Bradley.

 

@HoofcareJournal writes: Read this article for the latest consulting position for Jim Ferrie, FWCF of Scotland, who'll be crossing the border into England for his new role. Jim is also a consultant at the vet school at Glasgow.

 

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Cat Communication, What Our Cats Are Trying to Tell Us

Cat Communication, What Our Cats Are Trying to Tell Us | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Understanding dogs may be easier than translating feline signaling, or what cats are trying to tell us. So, often people misinterpret.
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NGSS websites - Animals and Science in the Classroom

NGSS websites - Animals and Science in the Classroom | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Would you like to know more about the next generation science standards or NGSS? Do you find yourself wonder what these new standards are all about? Below, I list three websites, with a major pro or con, which will assist you in navigating your way through the NGSS! 1. NGSS : This is the main websitecreated by Achieve, Inc.Here you will find detailed information about the standards including why the standards...
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Florida cat shot with arrow

Florida cat shot with arrow | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it

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RIVERVIEW, Florida -- A cat was dropped off at the Riverview Veterinary Animal Hospital with an arrow shot through its back.

 

Vets removed the arrow from Emily, but say she might not survive the wound.

 

She doesn't have a microchip, but veterinarians believe she belongs to someone because she is spayed...

 

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9 Reasons Dogs Lick Excessively

9 Reasons Dogs Lick Excessively | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it
By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and blogger for pet insurance provider, Pets Best Insurance All dogs lick, but some dogs lick in excess. In these situ

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Feral cat colonies could pose rabies risk, CDC says

Feral cat colonies could pose rabies risk, CDC says | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Efforts to care for abandoned cats could mean more humans will be exposed to rabies.
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U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC

U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC | Life Science and Your Classroom | Scoop.it
Ongoing studies suggest ticks infect 300,000 people each year
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