Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program.
Washington, DC - NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected four minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement awards totaling approximately $2 million to help strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula at the schools.
Department of Education and Attorney General Kamala Harris Announce Findings from Investigation of Wyotech and Everest Programs
Washington, DC - After analyzing several years of job placement rates reported by Corinthian College's Wyotech and Everest programs, along with evidence provided by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the U.S. Department of Education is announcing the results from the joint investigation which concluded the programs misrepresented their placement rates to enrolled and prospective students.
Washington, DC - The President has proclaimed Nov. 16-22 “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.” Get Smart Week builds on the momentum generated at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship, where more than 150 organizations pledged to improve antibiotic use and slow the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Gaithersburg, Maryland - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the winners of the Reference Data Challenge, the agency’s first-ever app development competition. The contest was intended to spur the development of new ways to use NIST Standard Reference Data (SRD) with mobile devices. SRD are scientific and technical databases that cover a broad range of substances and properties from many different scientific disciplines.
Washington, DC - A review of a series of in-depth studies conducted by Consumer Reports show that, in general, meat, poultry and shrimp from animals raised without antibiotics are less likely to harbor multidrug-resistant bacteria than conventionally-produced meat from animals that get the drugs routinely.