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NEC joins Columbia University-led National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3)

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

TOKYO, Feb 1, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has concluded a membership agreement with the U.S.-based National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3), a Columbia University-led initiative supporting the development of a rich ecosystem of streetscape applications.

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  • TOKYO, Feb 1, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has concluded a membership agreement with the U.S.-based National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3), a Columbia University-led initiative supporting the development of a rich ecosystem of streetscape applications.
  • NEC and CS3 will continue to address Smart Streetscape challenges through collaboration with diverse organizations, contributing to the future of research and innovation.
  • (*) NFS: The U.S. National Science Foundation advances fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering.
  • NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation.

2024 UCA & UDA COLLEGE CHEERLEADING AND DANCE TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HONORS TOP TEAMS

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity Spirit – the global leader in cheerleading, dance team and band apparel, camps and competitions, and a division of Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition – is pleased to announce that the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and University of Memphis cheerleading teams, and Louisiana State University, The Ohio State University, and University of Minnesota dance teams, among others, secured first place finishes at the 2024 UCA and UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, respectively. The elite competition, produced by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA), took place on January 12-14, 2024 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at The Walt Disney World® Resort.

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  • The elite competition, produced by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA), took place on January 12-14, 2024 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at The Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Last week, college cheerleading and dance teams traveled from across the U.S. to compete at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in hopes of winning a national title.
  • Cheerleading teams are judged on their stunting and tumbling skills, crowd-leading ability, and overall performance, while the dance competition is judged on choreography, technique, execution, and overall effect.
  • "This year's UCA and UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship marks our 30th year with our partners at The Walt Disney World Resort," said Bill Seely, President of Varsity Spirit.

Meritage Homes Gives $3.3 Million In 2023 To Build Stronger Communities Nationwide

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes , the fifth-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., delivered on its brand promise of a Life.Built.Better.® in 2023 by contributing $3.3 million and through volunteerism.

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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes , the fifth-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., delivered on its brand promise of a Life.Built.Better.® in 2023 by contributing $3.3 million and through volunteerism.
  • Further, Meritage contributed $1.8 million to fund educational opportunities in Arizona and Florida.
  • “One of Meritage’s core values is ‘Start with Heart.’ We recognize our commitment extends beyond delivering quality, affordable homes, to building stronger communities in our markets,” said Phillippe Lord, CEO of Meritage Homes.
  • We look forward to continuing to support efforts that help communities thrive.”
    Meritage’s 2023 philanthropic efforts include:
    Contributed over $175,000 to No Child Hungry .

Introducing World Precision Instruments' Scientific Advisory Board: A Team of Experts Driving Innovation in Scientific Research and Drug Development

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Friday, November 10, 2023

Comprised of renowned experts in various scientific disciplines, the SAB will play a crucial role in guiding and advancing WPI's commitment to innovation and excellence in scientific research.

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  • Comprised of renowned experts in various scientific disciplines, the SAB will play a crucial role in guiding and advancing WPI's commitment to innovation and excellence in scientific research.
  • World Precision Instrument is proud to announce the establishment of its Scientific Advisory Board.
  • "We are thrilled to welcome such a distinguished group of scientists to our Scientific Advisory Board," said Dr. Adrienne Watson, Chief Scientific Officer of WPI.
  • The SAB will collaborate closely with WPI's research and development teams, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and knowledge.

National Center for Learning Disabilities Announces 2023 Annual Benefit Luncheon

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Additionally, the afternoon will feature two important conversations exploring the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on individuals with learning disabilities.

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  • Additionally, the afternoon will feature two important conversations exploring the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on individuals with learning disabilities.
  • The first conversation will delve into the advantages and disadvantages of AI for individuals with learning disabilities.
  • We will examine whether using programs like Chat GPT helps create a level playing field for individuals with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or if this technology introduces additional challenges.
  • Our panelists will also share insights into key considerations when utilizing AI for educational, professional and leisure purposes.

Top 30 Cybersecurity Athletes Announced at Season III, US Cyber Team® Draft Day Event

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 16, 2023, the US Cyber Games ® program, led by Katzcy ®, was pleased to announce the top 30 cybersecurity athletes to be drafted to the Season III, US Cyber Team during its Draft Day event.

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 16, 2023, the US Cyber Games ® program, led by Katzcy ®, was pleased to announce the top 30 cybersecurity athletes to be drafted to the Season III, US Cyber Team during its Draft Day event.
  • The Season III, US Cyber Team Draft Day event , hosted in conjunction with the NICE program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week , took place at DISTRICT E in downtown Washington, DC.
  • 30 Athletes Drafted to the Season III, US Cyber Team
    Of the draftees, 17 athletes are returning and 13 athletes are new to the program.
  • Congratulations to the following athletes:
    46 Athletes Invited to Season III, US Cyber Games Pipeline Program
    An additional 46 athletes were invited to participate in the Season III, US Cyber Games Pipeline Program.

The Big Reveal: Global University Visibility (GUV) Rankings Announce Top 300 Universities

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

WASHINGTON , Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global University Visibility (GUV) Rankings have revealed their list of the world's most renowned educational institutions, expanding beyond the Top 100 to include 300 prominent universities across the globe.

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  • WASHINGTON , Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global University Visibility (GUV) Rankings have revealed their list of the world's most renowned educational institutions, expanding beyond the Top 100 to include 300 prominent universities across the globe.
  • The GUV Ranking by American Caldwell offers a closer look into the universities commanding the most mindshare and visibility in 2023.
  • The additions hail from Australia (Monash University, UNSW Sydney, University of Queensland), Belgium (KU Leuven), China (Zhejiang), Germany (RWTH Aachen), the United Kingdom (London School of Economics), and the United States (Indiana University, Arizona State, Michigan State, University of Southern California, University of Central Florida, University of Georgia, Northeastern University, Virginia Tech, University of Utah, and University of Houston).
  • While Harvard University tops the list with a visibility score that is 30% higher than MIT's score in second place, Cornell University holds only a 0.27% edge over the University of Toronto, which ranks fifth.

Lucas Bols USA Announces Partnership with University of Central Florida Athletics

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Bols USA is thrilled to announce their Ready to Enjoy Cocktails are now available at University of Central Florida home football games.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Bols USA is thrilled to announce their Ready to Enjoy Cocktails are now available at University of Central Florida home football games.
  • As a proud partner of UCF, Bols Cocktails will be proudly sold at FBC Mortgage Stadium and Addition Financial Arena.
  • With this newly launched partnership with UCF Athletics, Lucas Bols capitalized on an opportunity to reach consumers in their target market of Florida.
  • Since their launch in 2021, Bols Cocktails has seen tremendous growth in Florida.

Microphysiological Systems Conference 2023: A Deep Dive into Technologies & Applications - Innovations in 3D-Culture, Organoids, and Organs-on-Chips fields (Orlando, Florida - July 26-27, 2023)

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

DUBLIN, July 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Microphysiological Systems 2023: A Deep Dive into Technologies & Applications" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • DUBLIN, July 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Microphysiological Systems 2023: A Deep Dive into Technologies & Applications" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Topics to be covered include 3D-cell based screening methods, high content screening, and analysis, the use of model systems, and novel approaches for physiologically-relevant analysis of cell systems as well as building these systems (MPS systems).
  • The host is honored that Professor Mike Shuler, Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering at Cornell University and President of Hesperos will be Chairperson of this Conference.
  • Conference Attendees Receive Full Access to the Co-Located EV Conference for Maximal Networking and Scientific Exchange.

Space Summit 2023: Chips in Space - Focus on Organs-on-Chips Being Deployed on Board the International Space Station (ISS): (Orlando, Florida, United States - July 26-27, 2023)

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Monday, July 3, 2023

Jason Ekert, Head US Discovery Translational Technology, UCB Pharma, United States of America

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  • Jason Ekert, Head US Discovery Translational Technology, UCB Pharma, United States of America
    The Impact of Integrated Multi-Organ-Chip Systems in Substance Testing: Progress and Future Outlook
    James Hickman, Professor, Nanoscience Technology, Chemistry, Biomolecular Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida; Chief Scientist, Hesperos, United States of America
    Chia-Hung Chen, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Matthias von Herrath, Vice President and Senior Medical Officer, Novo Nordisk, Professor, La Jolla Institute, United States of America
    16:30 - Tissue Chips in Space: Modeling Human Disease States in Microgravity
    Michael Roberts, Chief Scientific Officer, International Space Station National Laboratory, United States of America
    Siobhan Malany, Associate Professor, University of Florida and Founder, Micro-gRx, United States of America