How the University of Virginia is leading the nation in elevating women in STEM

ecampusnews | May 09, 2019

Getting more women in STEM fields remains a challenge all over. In the United States, men earn nearly 80 percent of engineering and computer science bachelor’s degrees, even though more than half the country’s population is female. And while underrepresented minority women make up 16 percent of the population, they earn just three and five percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science respectively.The gender gap in engineering and computer science has endured for decades. Earlier this year, the Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted the field’s efforts to address this longstanding problem, issuing its newest rankings for colleges and universities based on their representation of women in engineering and computer science, as reported in the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The University of Virginia School of Engineering has emerged as a top choice for women seeking engineering and computer science degrees, ranking third among all U.S. public universities for its percentage of women earning undergraduate engineering degrees—and first among public schools that awarded at least 75 engineering diplomas. UVA also ranks among the top 10 for its percentage of women earning bachelor’s degrees in computer science (29.5 percent), exceeding the national average of 18 percent.

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The paperless 'year-end settlement service' has been introduced to more than 10,000 schools nationwide. Korea Education and Research Information Service (hereinafter referred to as KERIS) had completed the implementation of the paperless 'year-end settlement service' to NEIS in January 2013 and started offering services to more than 600,000 education workers nationwide.

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The paperless 'year-end settlement service' has been introduced to more than 10,000 schools nationwide. Korea Education and Research Information Service (hereinafter referred to as KERIS) had completed the implementation of the paperless 'year-end settlement service' to NEIS in January 2013 and started offering services to more than 600,000 education workers nationwide.

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Meez Announces Partnership with the Institute of Culinary Education

meez | December 30, 2021

meez, the first-of-its-kind, digital recipe platform is honored to announce its partnership with prominent bicoastal culinary school, the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). meez's built-in operational empathy and essential functions provide unprecedented culinary technology for the on-campus and new online diploma programs. Launched in 2020 by entrepreneur, chef and restaurant industry veteran Josh Sharkey, meez is the all-in-one recipe tool created for chefs by chefs. ICE instructors and students can engage with collaborative and shareable recipe books, laser accurate ingredient costing, automated recipe scaling and conversions, customized training capabilities, and nutrition calculations with a database of 20,000 unique ingredients. "ICE powered by meez" gives the school's aspiring culinary professionals curriculum access via recipes and docs on digital devices. "After more than 25 years in the culinary industry, I am incredibly excited and humbled to provide the next generation of food professionals with a digital tool dedicated to the craft of cooking and recipe development," said meez Founder and CEO Josh Sharkey. "Our mission at meez is to empower chefs worldwide to take control of their content and enable them to manage their work at every stage of their career from early days of learning the fundamentals, all the way through running their own operation as a culinary professional. We could not be more grateful for the opportunity to partner with ICE to start every student's journey into the food world with a tool for every recipe and bit of information they learn or develop along the way." This fall, ICE introduced its inaugural online diploma program, Culinary Arts & Food Operations, which is derived from its award-winning program and developed by the chefs and educators at New York and Los Angeles campuses. "We aim to develop the future generation of food professionals by equipping them with the best culinary tools available to succeed. Meez allows our students to move on from their culinary education equipped with a premier tool for success in the hospitality industry." ICE VP of Culinary Operations Barry Tonkinson The partnership includes discounts for students and faculty to upgrade their subscriptions on the most comprehensive culinary operating system in the food tech landscape. About meez Launched in 2020 by entrepreneur, chef, and restaurant industry veteran Josh Sharkey, meez is the all-in-one recipe tool for culinary professionals. A first-of-its-kind culinary operating system created for chefs, by chefs, meez is the epitome of user-friendly, built with operational empathy and ever-evolving product updates via industry feedback. meez is the tool that chefs have been waiting for, featuring offerings such as collaborative and sharable recipe databases, laser accurate ingredient costing, automated recipe scaling and conversions, customized training capabilities, and specialized allergen identification and nutrition calculations, and much more. Currently in use across hundreds of kitchens over five continents, meez has quickly taken the culinary world by storm as the must-have recipe solution.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Frontline Education Recognized for Adding Value to K-12 Administrators and the EdTech Industry by a Variety of Organizations in 2021

Frontline Education | December 28, 2021

Frontline Education, a leading provider of administration software purpose-built for educators in K-12, has been recognized throughout 2021 for its innovation, expertise and commitment to serving K-12 leaders by providing technology that supports the growth of people and optimizes the management of processes. In December, Frontline’s HRMS solution was selected as a finalist by Supes’ Choice under the HR/Finance category. Part of the Frontline Human Capital Management Suite, HRMS enables HR teams to drive talent, compensation, benefits and position management in one system for better insight and management. The Supes’ Choice Awards is the only education industry award judged exclusively by school district superintendents recognizing education technology products that are solving the most challenging problems facing K-12 education today. In September, EdTech Digest selected Frontline’s Student Analytics Lab (formerly Forecast5 5Lab) as a finalist for the Cool Tool Awards. Frontline Student Analytics Lab consolidates disparate data sources into a single analytics environment helping administrators do the important work of identifying learning gaps and determining intervention methods to improve student achievement outcomes. “It was an honor to have our products recognized by Supes’ Choice and EdTech Digest, associations and organizations that have their fingers on the pulse of what K-12 leaders need to operate efficiently and effectively so they can spend more time on strategic initiatives that impact student outcomes. We are committed to the K-12 community and will continue to innovate to deliver solutions that create great impact.” Kevin Haugh, Chief Product Officer of Frontline Earlier in the year, several Frontline executives were acknowledged for their strong leadership, domain expertise and vision to ensure that cutting-edge technology thrives across K-12 education. CEO Mark Gruzin ranked number 10 on The Software Report’s Annual Top 50 SaaS CEOs list. Gruzin was also recognized as a finalist for the PACT Enterprise Award which is given to CEOs who are leading transformation in their industry. Managing Director, Elizabeth Combs ranked on The Software Report’s Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS of 2021, an award that recognizes women who have served as advocates for women in tech, have stood out as role models and have driven company growth. As a mission-driven brand in business to support school leaders and teachers, Frontline places great emphasis on its culture and core values. Companies that recently joined Frontline Education, Forecast 5 and Hayes Software Systems, won “Top Workplaces” for 2021 by the Chicago Tribune and One of Austin’s Best Places to Work by Austin Business Journal respectively. About Frontline Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software, connecting solutions for student and special programs, business operations and human capital management with powerful data and analytics to empower educators. Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights that support greater efficiency and productivity, enabling school leaders to spend more time and resources executing strategies that drive educator effectiveness, student success and district excellence. Frontline’s broad portfolio includes solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time management, professional growth, student information systems, special education, special programs, Medicaid reimbursement, school health management, inventory control and asset management, payroll, benefits and financial management. Over 10,000 clients representing millions of educators, administrators and support personnel have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. Frontline Education’s corporate headquarters is located in Malvern, PA, with Location Hubs (physical offices) in Roseville, CA, Naperville, IL and Austin, TX. In addition to Frontline’s Location Hubs, Collaboration Hubs – flexible locations in areas where Frontline has a concentration of team members, have been established across the country and Remote Location Hubs – designed to drive remote employee engagement through intentional and common use of tools and processes, have been established as part of a company-wide effort to reimagine the work environment.

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ONLINE EDUCATION

Beyond Med School: MEDSKL works with RBC to launch free online financial education for medical students

MEDSKL | November 29, 2021

With the average total debt of medical school graduates now exceeding $200,0001, and financial stress and uncertainty contributing to doctor burnout, building financial acumen is more important than ever for the next generation of physicians. MEDSKL, a leading e-learning platform which reaches medical students from more than 400 universities globally, aims to tackle this issue with the launch of a dedicated financial literacy channel. Financeology: where medicine, business and personal finance intersect will help medical students and new doctors improve their knowledge of personal finance and practice efficiency. Launched in collaboration with RBC Healthcare, the channel offers the next generation of physicians key personal finance strategies to help them make sound financial decisions so that they can focus on what matters most: helping patients. "Student debt has risen three-fold over the past few decades. This is causing significant doctor stress and burnout," said Dr. Sanjay Sharma, a professor of ophthalmology at Queen's University and the founder of MEDSKL. "We have partnered with over 200 leading specialists to help teach students around the world how to be better clinicians. Today we are excited to launch our Financeology channel to address another core need: how doctors can make good personal and business financial decisions." MEDSKL's Financeology channel launches with a series of animated lessons focusing on the concept of good versus bad debt. The channel will feature modules to educate doctors about business fundamentals, and making their practices more efficient as the cost of operating a clinic increases, while managing increased patient demand as our population ages and as the impacts of the pandemic evolve. The channel is accessible for free to students, residents, and doctors at medskl.com. "We've worked with MEDSKL to co-create financial content that's relevant to medical students in the early stages of their careers. Many students have a learning gap when it comes to managing their personal finances. The MEDSKL platform enhances the training doctors receive at medical school to help them prepare for their careers, and life after school. We're proud to support MEDSKL and their innovative and accessible approach to e-learning, and our collaboration reflects the core mission of RBC Healthcare to support the personal and professional needs of healthcare professionals throughout their journey from student to practitioner." Flora Do, Vice President, RBC Healthcare About MEDSKL MEDSKL is a leading e-learning platform that helps medical students from over 400 Universities become better clinicians. Its core medical content, created by award-winning medical experts in over 25 specialties, addresses the 150+ clinical presentations that are the foundation of medicine. About Dr. Sanjay Sharma Dr. Sanjay Sharma is an eye surgeon and professor of ophthalmology at Queen's University. He has authored over 200 articles and three books and has received awards from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The creator of a series of e-learning platforms, Dr. Sharma completed his medical training at Harvard University. About RBC Healthcare RBC Healthcare was created to address the needs of healthcare professionals at every stage of their learning journey and career. RBC Healthcare has a network of more than 1,000 RBC Healthcare Specialists who are trained to understand the unique financial needs of healthcare professionals at each of their life stages. The RBC Healthcare Advantage and RBC Healthcare Advantage Pro plans are designed to deliver solutions to address the financial, lifestyle, and practice management needs of eligible healthcare professionals who join, or are already banking with RBC. About RBC Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 88,000+ employees who leverage their imaginations and insights to bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada's biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries.

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