Landmark College To Build $10 Million STEM Center

VPR is reporting that Landmark College of Putney is planning on building a $10 Million Dollar STEM center. The college is a school designed to aid students with disabilities such as ADHD and Dyslexia.

From VPR:

Eden says that’s the reason Landmark is building a science and technology innovation center. With help from a two-million-dollar private gift, construction of the center is expected to begin in August. The building will also house Landmark’s research division, where educators and scholars study and disseminate strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities.

Abigail Littlefield has taught life sciences at Landmark for 26 years. She says teaching ‘neuro-diverse’ learners is often a matter of presenting material in a variety of ways, to accommodate multiple learning styles.

Listen to the entire article here.

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont seeks Girl Geeks

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont is looking for young women interested in Information Technology and Digital Media to join them in the Summer 2014 from June 21st through the 29th at Champlain College.

This Summer, the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) is seeking passionate young women interested in Information Technology and Digital Media! The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont creates prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly motivated Vermont teenagers. Online applications and more information can be found on their website. The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont is accessible and affordable for all students, with need-blind admissions and sliding-scale tuition to ensure all Vermont teens can attend. Most importantly, GIV is offering reduced tuition and scholarships to all young women who apply to STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Institutes!

For more information about the program (which is really a worthy one – I attended a number of years ago, and still remember a bunch of what I learned about snow), visit their website.