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SETi’s Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:53am

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), a leading global innovator of deep UV LED products and technology, announced that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds.

Key Points: 
  • Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), a leading global innovator of deep UV LED products and technology, announced that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds.
  • In the study by SETi and Seoul Viosys, Violeds technology is used to show just how strong the sterilization effect can be on COVID-19 when exposed to Violeds photons for 30 seconds.
  • The study also finds the coronavirus becomes even more sterile when placed closer to the photon with longer exposure time.
  • Violeds, compound semiconductor technology, is the brand name of technology that utilizes UV LED for sterilization and deodorization functions.

DeVry University Offers Complimentary Professional Development Videos

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:17pm

In response, DeVry University is offering professional development videos tackling a variety of topics including self care, business communications, and other best practices specific to working in this time of crisis.

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  • In response, DeVry University is offering professional development videos tackling a variety of topics including self care, business communications, and other best practices specific to working in this time of crisis.
  • The series will launch over the next several weeks; the first three videos are currently available to DeVry students, faculty, colleagues and to the general public.
  • Visit devry.edu/blog/professional-development-video-series.html to view DeVrys Professional Development videos.
  • Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within its six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology.

One Day University Online Learning Network to Launch Next Week

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:13pm

One Day University, the New York-based adult learning company that brings superstar professors from the nations top college campuses to entertain and enlighten audiences will be launching an Online Learning Network, supported by more than 30 major newspapers.

Key Points: 
  • One Day University, the New York-based adult learning company that brings superstar professors from the nations top college campuses to entertain and enlighten audiences will be launching an Online Learning Network, supported by more than 30 major newspapers.
  • Attendance at individual events had risen as high as 3,000 and revenues followed suit, surpassing $5 million from a starting point of under $500,000 just five years ago.
  • The new Online division is expected to appeal to a significantly wider audience.
  • The One Day U staff scours the countrys best schools, looking for professors whose lectures are standing-room-only and whose student ratings are overwhelmingly excellent.

CoVent-19 Challenge Asks Millions of Designers and Engineers to Respond to the Ventilator Crisis

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:43pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200401005650/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200401005650/en/
    The CoVent-19 Challenge provides millions of engineers and designers an opportunity to help with the ventilator crisis.
  • Weve been watching as countries around the world struggle with providing invasive mechanical ventilation to all who need it.
  • This site reaches a community of more than 7 million professional designers, engineers, manufacturers, and students, and anyone can participate.
  • Evaluation by judges of minimum-viable ventilator designs will assess safety, reliability, and manufacturability, while minimizing cost and complex software and electronics.

‘Why a Free Press Matters in a Democracy” Essay Competition for Students Grades 6 through University

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

Many of our students are now at home with far fewer activities and extra time.

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  • Many of our students are now at home with far fewer activities and extra time.
  • This contest is a great way to consider the crucial role the press is playing during this crisis while also competing for significant awards, commented Mary Kay Lazarus, National Student Essay Competition Director.
  • Essays will be judged on originality and thoughtfulness in addressing the topic of Why a free press matters in a democracy.
  • Students are asked to email their essay as a Word document of 500 words maximum, typed and double-spaced, to studentessays@mklpr.com .

EVERFI Launches New Financial Education Website with Planning, Budgeting, and Savings Content to Guide Consumers Amid National Crisis

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:05pm

Against the backdrop of Financial Literacy Month and available during the month of April, EVERFIs new financial education site provides interactive modules and custom content related to healthy financial habits, creating a budget, emergency savings, college savings, and retirement savings.

Key Points: 
  • Against the backdrop of Financial Literacy Month and available during the month of April, EVERFIs new financial education site provides interactive modules and custom content related to healthy financial habits, creating a budget, emergency savings, college savings, and retirement savings.
  • In an effort to help guide consumers through what will be an extended period of financial distress and uncertainty, EVERFIs new financial education site includes several modules from its mobile-first, interactive Achieve TM product.
  • EVERFIs new financial education site also hosts curated financial planning and savings content from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , including 25 tips to improve your financial future and practical strategies to start savings now.
  • To learn more about EVERFI visit everfi.com or follow us on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , or Twitter @EVERFI.

Now the Mobile Phone in Every Student’s Pocket Can Be a Portable Classroom: Introducing CICERO-Teach Direct/Learn Direct®

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

In New York City alone, approximately 300,000 students are currently locked out of virtual classrooms.

Key Points: 
  • In New York City alone, approximately 300,000 students are currently locked out of virtual classrooms.
  • Set to debut in 4Q 2020, the CICERO Teach Direct/Learn Direct device, utilizing patented new Chipserver technology, transforms mobile devices into portable classrooms.
  • CICERO Teach Direct/Learn Direct is the brainchild of Saul Troen, professor of Biblical Archaeology at Hunter College in New York.
  • The need for CICERO Teach Direct/Learn Direct and remote learning has been underscored and made more urgent by the Coronavirus pandemic.

NRG Energy, Inc. Pledges $2 Million To COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 2:55pm

As the battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announces broad efforts to aid those on the front lines of the pandemic response and provide relief to people adversely impacted.

Key Points: 
  • As the battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announces broad efforts to aid those on the front lines of the pandemic response and provide relief to people adversely impacted.
  • The company is also allocating additional funding to the NRG Employee Relief Fund, which has been used in the past to assist employees adversely impacted by natural disasters and other extraordinary events.
  • NRG is committed to serving the communities where we live and work, and as a community, we will get through this.
  • PositiveNRG is NRG Energys charitable giving arm, focused on creating a positive impact for employees, customers and communities.

Cymatic Extends Free Offer to Keep Web Applications Safe

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 2:15pm

Cymatic today announced that demand for free access to its universal in-session visibility dashboard has been so robust that usage will be extended through September 30, 2020 .

Key Points: 
  • Cymatic today announced that demand for free access to its universal in-session visibility dashboard has been so robust that usage will be extended through September 30, 2020 .
  • Cymatic 20/20 is FREE to SMBs, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations to help support newly remote students and workers as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The free offer requires no budget expenditure, deploys in fewer than 20 minutes, and operationalizes in seconds.
  • The Cymatic 20/20 dashboard provides free in-session visibility and:
    Instant intelligence from dark web scans, geolocation data, and IP information
    Unlike complex network-side technologies that can take months to deploy and provide only limited visibility, the free Cymatic 20/20 dashboard installs in minutes and offers visibility across the entire tech stack with:

Synchrocyclotron for the MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System Delivered to Huntsman Cancer Institute

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

Mevion Medical Systems announced today that it has delivered the synchrocyclotron accelerator for the MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System to Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) on March 28, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Mevion Medical Systems announced today that it has delivered the synchrocyclotron accelerator for the MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System to Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) on March 28, 2020.
  • By reducing the size and complexity of a proton therapy system, Mevion has allowed hospitals to offer proton therapy without the enormous expenditures and space requirements needed by other single-room or multi-room proton systems.
  • Today, more cancer centers are considering providing compact proton therapy to their patients because of the technology Mevion has advanced.
  • Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of compact proton therapy systems for use in radiation treatment for cancer patients.