WhiteHat Jr. Soon to Host Free Virtual Math Event Alongside Top Math Educators

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WhiteHat Jr.'s latest CreatorSpeace Event Returns Today with an Emphasis on Math

MUMBAI, INDIA, September 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — WhiteHat Jr., the world’s leading ed-tech platform, recently announced the free virtual math event CreatorSpace: MathMagic, the latest happening in the CreatorSpace interactive learning series. Designed to make math learning fun and engaging for young learners, MathMagic will feature such world-renowned math education experts as Dr. Jo Boaler, a Stanford Professor of Mathematics Education, and Michael Borcherds, CTO at GeoGebra, an innovator in mathematics software.

WhiteHat Jr.’s CreatorSpace: MathMagic is open to young learners from 6 to 18 years of age, as well as their parents. The event starts on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 am ET.

MathMagic is the latest event in the WhiteHat Jr. CreatorSpace series, an interactive learning series focusing on different topics each month. CreatorSpace events are two hours long and action-packed, providing students an intensive but fun opportunity to learn from top experts while developing a lifelong love for learning. WhiteHat Jr. reviews of CreatorSpace reflect the program’s positive, powerful impact on young people around the world.

“CreatorSpace: MathMagic aims to inspire, educate and empower enthusiastic minds. The goal is to make math fun by answering pertinent questions in our daily lives using mathematics and focusing on alleviating the fear associated with the study of math,” said Trupti Mukker, a leading WhiteHat Jr. executive. “Experts like Boaler and Borcherds will review mathematical concepts by visualizing mathematics and helping children build a math mindset through engaging activities.”

Participants in the CreatorSpace program enjoy the chance to interact with some of the top minds in the education field, as well as to participate in activities built around various subjects, including coding, gaming, music, animation and, of course, mathematics. This innovative approach to coding and math education has quickly turned the CreatorSpace series into one of the most popular online learning series in the ed-tech market.

Prior CreatorSpace events have featured many notable leaders in the STEM community, including prominent names in gaming, math, space exploration, coding and satellites.

In addition to featuring noted names in mathematics education, the upcoming MathMagic event will be hosted and moderated by Samir Kochhar, a popular actor, model and television presenter. The event is free for all participants. Eager learners may register for MathMagic at creatorspace.whitehatjr.com.

About WhiteHat Jr.
WhiteHat Jr. is an innovator and leading member of the ed-tech community. WhiteHat aims to help young learners develop a love for learning through fun, interactive educational activities, one-on-one instruction, engaging and cutting-edge technology, and personalized programs. Each Whitehat student has access to best-in-class educators, low-ratio teacher-to-student classes, and step-by-step videos on the subjects of science, reading, math, coding and music. WhiteHat focuses on developing lifelong learners using compelling, highly interactive content and proven, personalized learning methodologies. Find out more at https://code.whitehatjr.com/trial/register.

About Jo Boaler
Dr. Jo Boaler is a former London-based math teacher and current Stanford Professor. The BBC named Dr. Jo Boaler one of the eight educators “changing the face of education.” Dr. Boaler has written many articles and 18 books. Her latest work is titled “Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live without Barriers.” She is a co-founder of YouCubed and is now working with colleagues to build a new mathematics framework for the state of California. Dr. Boaler is also co-leading a K-12 Data Science Initiative.

About Michael Borcherds
Michael Borcherds is the Chief Technology Officer at GeoGebra, where he’s worked since 2011. Once a math teacher, Borchards continues to do a small amount of classroom teaching. He also has a lifelong interest in computers. Borcherds was instrumental in growing the GeoGebra user base to more than 100 million users globally. He also solidified GeoGebra’s vision of making state-of-the-art mathematics software available to teachers and students and teachers around the world.

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Delilah Pierce Collection Included in 3rd Show & 6th Museum In 2021: A Year To Remember

Delaware Art Museum (DelArt) includes two Delilah Pierce Collection Pieces in Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Ricks.

Education for “Our way of life” in “our times”; education for “all the people” that our way of life might be maintained; this we hear and say ever so often and, as Americans, firmly believe.”

— Delilah W. Pierce

MONROVIA, MD, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Delaware Art Museum (DelArt) includes two Delilah W. Pierce Collection pieces in Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Ricks. The historic exhibit will run in Wilmington, DE from October 23, 2021 to January 23, 2022. Ms. Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art at DelArt collaborated with Great Niece Wanda L. Spence to ensure Ms. Pierce's inclusion.

The two Pierce collection pieces joining the exhibition are Delilah Pierce’s Tradesman – Africa and a sculpture from William Taylor entitled, “Torso”, 1960 Wood and Stone.

Mediel W. Spence (Niece):

“I am so thankful to Ms. Winslow and her team for working with Wanda and my family to include our dear aunt in their exhibition. Our family and the DelArt family share the same goal of elevating and promoting historic Black art figures. It so happens that one of those figures is a family member. As with many art legacy families around the country, we couldn’t do it without partners like DelArt and Ms. Winslow.”

The Delilah W. Pierce Collection would like to invite all friends in the Mid-Atlantic region including those from the University of Pennsylvania. Both Ms. Pierce and her husband Joseph are graduates of the Ivy League institution.

Stephen R. McDow II (Great Nephew):

“We're very proud of our connection to PENN as a family. The next generation of our family is either at PENN or gearing up to apply to PENN. We hope we are making Aunt Delilah and Uncle Joe proud. I guess we are building a legacy at our nation’s first university. Please Harvard don’t get me for that!”

Delilah's family firmly believes in education and is reminded of its importance in Ms. Pierce's 1952 written composition: The Significance Of Art Experiences In The Education of The Negro.

"Her words apply to African Americans, Whites, Hispanics, Indians – ALL PEOPLE! Her words are also perfect as we educate the world about black art with our partners at DelArt," says Wanda L. Spence (Great Niece).

Delilah Pierce (1952):

"Education for “Our way of life” in “our times”; education for “all the people” that our way of life might be maintained; this we hear and say ever so often and, as Americans, firmly believe. We believe that our security, progress and happiness as a democratic society rests on happy, balanced individuals who are self-supporting and enlightened…"
This is a MUST see exhibition!

Key Links
DelArt: https://delart.org/event/afro-american-images-1971-the-vision-of-percy-ricks/
Delilah Pierce 1952 Article: https://delilahwpierce.com/2018/08/27/delilah-w-pierce-writes-the-significance-of-art-experiences-in-the-education-of-the-negro/
Delilah Pierce Website: https://delilahwpierce.com

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Local Employment Training Program Successfully Bridges Gap Between Struggling Workforce & Young Adults With Disabilities

Jarred is working hard at his new job. Jarred says, ""When you go through 3 internships, always seek advice and tips from your mentors to help you learn skills to use in the workplace."

“When you go through 3 internships, always seek advice and tips from your mentors to help you learn skills to use in the workplace.” – Jarred

As U.S. businesses struggle to find employees, a local program is filling employment gaps with a smiling workforce of young adults with disabilities

100% of the interns from the first-year program (2019-2020) are currently working, and the same result is anticipated for the group that just recently graduated in June of 2021.”

— Phillip Duck

RED BANK, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Project SEARCH is a domestic and international program with approximately 600 sites serving young people with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. In partnership with local non-profit, Family Resource Associates (FRA), Project SEARCH is on track for a 100% successful placement rate for graduates of the program. According to Phillip Duck, the Director of Employability at FRA, “Typically, these are high school students who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP) and in their last year of high school eligibility. Our specific program, which runs from August through June, is at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. In addition to high school students, we also serve young adults who are beyond school age. The goal for each intern is to secure competitive employment upon graduation in June. To reach that goal, we provide them with real-life work experience and training in employability and independent-living skills.”

The Project SEARCH model involves an extensive period of skills training and career exploration, innovative adaptations, long-term job coaching, and continuous feedback from teachers, skills trainers, and department supervisors at the hospital. As a result, at the completion of the training program, students with significant intellectual disabilities are employed in nontraditional, complex and rewarding jobs.

Project SEARCH works with host businesses such as the Monmouth Medical Center, to train students for employment upon graduation. Although the host business is under no obligation to hire any of the interns, Monmouth Medical Center has already employed two graduates from the 2021 program. Jarred is working in Materials Management and Anthony has taken a position in Food Services. "Training from co-workers shows you how each department runs based on their experience which helps you to learn everyday," Jarred explained, when asked how the program helped prepare for employment. "When you go through 3 internships, always seek advice and tips from your mentors to help you learn skills to use in the workplace."

In fact, 100% of the interns from the first-year program (2019-2020) are currently working, and the same result is anticipated for the group that just recently graduated in June of 2021. “Three of this year's eight graduates have already been placed in jobs,” Duck reports. “We are actively working with the other five to find integrated, competitive work opportunities.”

Eight new interns will begin orientation for the Project SEARCH 2021-22 class starting this month, with the full training program officially beginning in September. Project SEARCH will begin recruiting for the September '22 class in the fall. Interested parties can learn more about the Project SEARCH organization at www.projectsearch.us. Monmouth County residents that are interested in applying can download the application here.

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World Wellness Weekend Announces 5th edition opening this weekend with over 50 hours of free wellness videos on WebTV

See a world connected by wellness, from sunrise in Fiji until sunrise in Hawaii

PARIS, FRANCE, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — World Wellness Weekend is ready to welcome wellness enthusiasts and weekenders to its dedicated global programme taking place just before the equinox. During that weekend, 2,250 wellness, sports, tourism and hospitality professionals will open their doors to the public in 133 countries. Each venue will offer free 60-minute activities, classes, workshops with the aim to connect people through wellness activities, both online and in person.

Easily locate venues near you on wellmap.org with a geo-locator in 16 languages.

For those at home, over 50 hours of inspiring wellness videos are now available on World Wellness WebTV in English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese… Just connect and travel from your sofa to the four corners of the world to join virtual classes: yoga, fitness, Pilates, Zumba, Qi Qong, guided relaxation, breathwork, sound healing with handpan: wellmap.org

Enjoy immersive 360-degree videos from the city of Angoulême (FRANCE), guided relaxation with philosopher and TED-Talk speaker Alkistis Agio (GREECE).

Join online sessions from iconic brands: Jiva Spas and Online Wellness (INDIA); Peninsula Hot Springs (AUSTRALIA) ; Be Well In Paradise, Hyatt House Naples, Immunocologie, Terranea Resort, WTS International and LifeStart (USA); Hilton Los Cabos (MEXICO); Acubalance and YogaTribes (CANADA); La Excelencia Dance and Fitness Studio (SICILY); Saxon Spa (SOUTH AFRICA); Consciencia Vitae (CHILE); Alba Wellness Valley, Deep Stretch, Reborn Fitness, Solyoga and many more (VIETNAM)…

Thanks to the World Wellness Web TV, everyone can join the programme and connect with a fellow participant, anywhere, any time, on any device. No pre-programmed playlist… Anyone decides what, when and where they want to enjoy a moment of wellness.

Topics are connected to the Five Pillars of Wellness: Sleep & Creativity, Nutrition & Immunity, Vitality & Movement, Serenity & Mindfulness, Purpose & Solidarity.

It is so easy to connect to the World Wellness Weekend Web TV on wellmap.org

Click on these links to access directly the full program with description, language, duration and LINKS to connect anytime, anywhere on any device:
Check the list of Wellness videos accessible ANYTIME
Check the list of more videos accessible only on SATURDAY 18 September 2021
Check the list of more videos accessible only on SUNDAY 19 September 2021

More about World Wellness Weekend:
Since its launch in 2017, the programme is active in Europe, USA, Asia and the Americas. World Wellness Week is supported by more than 60 Federations around the world, aiming to deliver top-quality wellness experiences. The World Wellness Weekend is committed to connecting communities across borders in alignment with the UNITED NATIONS’ SDG 3 “Good Health & Well-being for All”.

The event takes place each autumn just before the September Equinox showcasing the expertise and passion of wellness and fitness professionals with the support and guidance of the local ambassadors, encouraging local communities to be more active, more often, with friends and family.

Despite the Covid-19 related difficulties, the World Wellness Weekend programme is growing steadily with more and more participants, welcoming more international members thanks to its online programme. Last year, the imposing quarantine and lockdown measures around the world created a shift in our mentalities, making us think more about our wellbeing and driving us to take action.

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UN Secretary-General Appoints Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi as an UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate

With 160 million children in child labour globally & millions more vulnerable due to the pandemic, this appointment is an acknowledgement of the crisis we face & its implications on the 2030 Agenda.”

— Kailash Satyarthi

WASHINGTON, DC, US, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Washington, DC 17th September 2021: Today, António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, appointed Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate, as a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, a role that is integral to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This appointment comes during a critical year, the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, when the world tragically saw the first rise in child labour in two decades. With160 million now in child labour, and millions more at risk due to the impacts of COVID-19, this increase derails the world’s promise to eliminate child labour by 2025 as committed to in UN SDG 8.7 and therefore puts the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at risk. This appointment acknowledges the leadership and moral authority Mr. Satyarthi brings with his four decades of work building a global movement to advance children’s rights and eliminate child labour and slavery. It is also a recognition of the central role that the elimination of child labour, slavery and trafficking plays towards the achievement of the UN SDGs.

“On behalf of the children of the world, I am honoured to accept this appointment,” stated Kailash Satyarthi. “In the four years prior to the pandemic, 10,000 additional children between the ages of 5 and 11 became child labourers every day. This increase took place during the first four years of the UN SDGs and is an unjustifiable development that is an early warning to the potential failure of the 2030 Agenda. The children who are in child labour are not in school, have limited or no access to healthcare and water and sanitation, remain in a cycle of abject poverty and face intergenerational racial and social discrimination.”

“As a pioneer and leader of the global movement to end child slavery and to protect the rights of children to quality education, Mr. Satyarthi is uniquely placed to promote the SDGs, thus bringing them to the forefront of global attention,” stated UN Secretary-General Guterres. “I applaud Mr. Satyarthi’s unwavering commitment to give voice to children around the world. It is imperative that we come together, collaborate, build partnerships, and support one another in accelerating global action towards the SDGs.”

The UN Secretary General’s SDG Advocates are 17 strong public figures who can use their voices and platforms to bring to life the vision of a better world and call for increased ambition and scalable action in the pursuit of achieving all the SGDs by 2030.

“With 160 million children in child labour globally, and millions more vulnerable due to the pandemic, this appointment is an acknowledgement of the current crisis we are facing and its far-reaching implications on the overall 2030 Agenda,” Mr. Satyarthi continued. “We have the knowledge. We have the resources. It is the political will that is required to ensure all children have the financial resources, policies and social protection required to end the exploitation of children everywhere. Global development can be inclusive and sustainable only if the present and future generations are free, safe, healthy and educated.”

About Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights globally, for more than four decades. Through his organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan, he has directly rescued more than 100,000 children from child labour, slavery, trafficking and other forms of exploitation. The Global March Against Child Labour, which
he led, galvanized support in 103 countries resulting in the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Form

of Child Labour, which in 2020, it became the only universally ratified convention in the history of the ILO. In 2014, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifetime of struggle against the exploitation of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. He and the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation are leading the global Fair Share to End Child Labour Campaign, to address the inequality, injustice and discrimination that lie at the core of child labour.

He has dedicated his life to realizing his vision of ending violence against children and building a world where all every child is free to be a child.

For more information:
Anjali Kochar, Washington, DC: +1.917.969.2108, anjali@satyarthi.org
Paroma Battacharya, New Delhi: +91.99109.40551 or +91.92055.85986, paroma@satyarthi.org

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Microbe Formulas and Boise State Football Fan Zone Activated

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Meridian Health Company Teams Up with Boise State University Football

MERIDIAN, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Microbe Formulas is excited to announce that as a new partner of Boise State University Athletics, they are sponsoring the biggest home game of the year — Oklahoma State! The game is this Saturday, September 18th, at 7:00 pm. Microbe will have a booth set up in the Ford Fan Zone that will feature a prize wheel, a picture backdrop, giveaways, swag, t-shirts, and more.

Those who stop by the booth (located in the Hall of Fame Plaza) have the opportunity to enter into a monthly giveaway put on by Microbe Formulas and Boise State, now through March 1st 2022. As an added bonus, Microbe is giving out 100 bottles of their flagship product, Mimosa Pudica Seed, to the fans who say hello.

Caylie Shelton, Public Relations Manager for Microbe Formulas and recent BSU graduate, shares, “With Boise State being the center of the Boise community and Microbe Formulas’ focus being to bring awareness to the masses about health, this partnership will be nothing but successful.”

Local TV stations, such as KTVB, and local radio stations, such as KBOI, KTIK, and the Bronco Radio Network, will be onsite promoting Microbe and Boise State’s joint message of restoring hope and health.

“I’m very excited for Saturday,” says Brennan Rooks, Microbe Creative Director and former BSU student. “BSU games are special: the passion, the sea of blue, the game. And now I’m not just attending as a fan but as an employee of a company sponsoring the game. Now that’s cool.”

The partnership between Microbe Formulas and Boise State University doesn’t stop at Albertsons Stadium. ExtraMile Arena is where they will continue to support BSU athletics during the college basketball season that starts Tuesday, November 9th.

About Microbe Formulas: Microbe Formulas is a wellness company that believes a “healthy microbiome is a healthy you.” This starts with opening drainage pathways, supporting energy at the mitochondrial level, and detoxing unwanted substances. Their core values are front and center in the company mission: “Creating solutions that work is what we do. Restoring hope and health is who we are.”

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Shawnda Huffman, Vice President of Communications for Microbe Formulas at shawnda.huffman@microbeformulas.com.

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MBC Alliance Announces New Vice-Chair & Executive Group Members

Beth Burnett is the MBC Alliance's new Vice-Chair.

Beth Burnett, Vice-Chair, MBC Alliance

Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (MBCA) Announces the Election of Beth Burnett as Vice-Chair along with three new Executive Group members.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The MBC Alliance has announced the election of Beth Burnett as the organization’s new Vice-Chair beginning September 1, 2021. The MBC Alliance is a coalition formed in 2013 by metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients and advocates, nonprofit advocacy and research organizations, and pharmaceutical and biotech industry partners who joined together to transform and improve the lives of people living with MBC.

Beth previously served on the Alliance’s Executive Group for several years as a representative from Pfizer Oncology, participating on its Information and Awareness Task Forces. She also supported several of the Alliance’s special initiatives, including strategic planning and the Black Experience of Clinical Trials and Opportunity for Meaningful Engagement (BECOME) Project.

Recently retired as Pfizer’s Director of Advocacy and Professional Relations, Beth brings a diverse network, extensive relationship management experience, and more than 20 years of experience in oncology to her new role. She will serve as the Alliance’s Vice-Chair into 2022, when she will replace outgoing Chair Christine Benjamin as leader of the Executive Group.

“I’m very honored and excited for the opportunity to continue to work with and support the Alliance and the broader community of those living with MBC,” says Beth. “Through its coalition of nonprofit, patient and industry members, the Alliance has been very effective in its work. But there is more work that needs to continue in order to ensure that every person impacted by MBC has access to research and resources to help improve their quality of life.”

The Alliance also welcomes three new Executive Group members: Stephanie Walker, a patient advocate who leads the BECOME Project; Janine Guglielmino, Vice President of Mission Delivery for Living Beyond Breast Cancer; and Christine Verini, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Cancer Care. Stephanie and Janine will serve the Executive Group in At-Large roles, while Christine will serve as Co-Chair of the Alliance’s Awareness Task Force.

MBC Alliance Executive Group
Christine Benjamin, Chair
Beth Burnett, Vice-Chair
Shirley Mertz, Past Chair
Lisa Laudico, Awareness Task Force
Christine Verini, Awareness Task Force
Martha Carlson, Information Task Force
Caroline Johnson, Information Task Force
Margaret Flowers, Research Task Force
Teri Pollastro, Research Task Force
Michelle Cosgrove, Industry Representative
Lauren Davis, Industry Representative
Deborah Collyar, At-Large
Janine Guglielmino, At-Large
Stacy Lewis, At-Large
Stephanie Walker, At-Large
Lynda Weatherby, At-Large

About the MBC Alliance
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance is a consortium made up of representatives from 35 nonprofit organizations and 13 international pharmaceutical and biotech companies, along with 30 individual patient advocates—many of whom are living with MBC. The mission of the MBC Alliance is to improve the lives of, and outcomes for, those living with MBC and their families through increasing awareness and education about the disease and advancing policy and strategic coordination of research funding specifically focused on metastasis that has the potential to extend life, enhance quality of life, and ultimately to cure.

Learn more about the MBC Alliance at www.mbcalliance.org. For people living with MBC, the Alliance website provides a comprehensive list of organizations, programs, and support services focused on meeting the needs of people living with MBC.

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Let’s Talk STEM With Dr. Calvin Mackie Podcast Outlines Ways to Help Black & Brown K-12 Students Improve STEM Learning

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On a new episode, Dr. Joyce Baynes, a lifelong educator, discusses actionable options for helping children overcome barriers impeding their STEM education.

What we’ve done is bring STEM to the community. We do STEM after school, we do STEM at churches, whoever wants STEM outside of schools, we make sure that we…bring STEM to them.”

— Dr. Calvin Mackie

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On the new episode of the Let’s Talk STEM with Dr. Calvin Mackie podcast, the founder of STEM Global Action (SGA) and Dr. Joyce Baynes, a lifelong educator, discuss actionable options for helping children of color overcome barriers that impede their learning of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and becoming STEM professionals.

In an engaging conversation, they noted that parents must be more engaged in their children’s education, teachers need improved professional development, K-12 students should have STEM activities outside the classroom and parents should be guiding their children towards summer programs that can provide additional STEM learning opportunities.

“What we’ve done is bring STEM to the community,” said Dr. Mackie, citing SGA programs in New Orleans and around the country. “We do STEM after school, we do STEM at churches, whoever wants STEM outside of schools, we make sure that we…bring STEM to them.”

Dr. Baynes added: “What you’re doing with STEM Global Action is right on point because students really do need to see how this affects their lives and how they can move along the career track and be something that they thought they could never be.” Further, Dr. Baynes called on more professional development for teachers, especially at the elementary school level. She also urged parents to learn more about STEM, such as facts like STEM jobs pay more than other fields, so they can better guide their children to successful careers.

Dr. Mackie and Dr. Baynes acknowledged these measures are necessary because of the discrimination still rampant today that stigmatizes girls and minorities. “In the 12th grade, I took calculus as well as physics. The first day I went to my physics class I looked at the teacher, he looked at me, and he said, ‘I don’t think you belong here,’” recalled Dr. Baynes. Similarly, Dr. Mackie described being confronted by a professor in a college thermodynamic class. “Are you in the right place?” the Black student was asked.

Both overcame racial and gender stereotypes. Dr. Baynes has an undergraduate mathematics degree from Swarthmore College, an M.A.T. in mathematics from Harvard University and an M.Ed. in Administration and a Doctorate in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. Dr. Mackie holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Morehouse College, as well as a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Dr. Mackie is a former tenured engineering professor at Tulane University, and Dr. Baynes is a retired teacher, administrator and superintendent of schools of two school districts in New Jersey.
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(For print or broadcast interviews with Dr. Calvin Mackie, please contact Michael K. Frisby, mike@frisbyassociates.com or 202-625-4328.)
Visit the STEM Global Action website at www.STEMglobalaction.com where you can find:

STEM Global Action Today, a newsletter with comprehensive articles on some of the most important issues related to STEM, and takes readers into the lives of STEM educators and their extraordinary students, who will be the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

STEM Global Action Data Center, a one-stop resource library for studies, reports, video presentations and news coverage about STEM.

STEM Global Action Public Square, an open forum where everyone can share their ideas and thoughts on STEM and where we need to go from here. The forum will present exchanges on education strategies, programs, job openings and whatever is top of mind about STEM.
STEM Global Action Newsroom, an archive of press releases, media coverage, videos and online stories about SGA’s work and our affiliate organizations, such as STEM Baton Rouge (LA), STEM Grambling (LA), STEM NOLA (LA), STEM Illinois (IL) and STEM Lafayette (LA) as well as our associate organizations – STEM Little Rock (AR), STEM Houston (TX), STEM Charlotte (NC), STEM Ghana (Africa) and STEM Tanzania (Africa).

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Panacea Life Sciences Sponsors Colo. School of Mines STEM Students to Explore Viability of Producing Graphene from Hemp

Panacea sponsors Colo. School of Mines STEM students

Panacea sponsors Colo. School of Mines STEM students

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Hemp Bast

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By exploring the use of hemp waste to produce graphene, an incredibly useful material, Panacea aims to improve sustainability while diversifying income streams

Exactus, Inc. (OTCQB:EXDI)

[Partnering] allows us to explore ways to reduce waste and expand the breadth of Industries that hemp can support, all while mentoring the next generation of environmentally conscious STEM students.”

— Doug Grego, New Project Development Manager at Panacea

GOLDEN, CO, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Exactus, Inc. (OTCQB:EXDI), soon to be Panacea Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:PLSH)(the "Company"), a cGMP certified, vertically integrated premium CBD company located in Golden, Colorado, has agreed to sponsor groups of chemical engineering students at the Colorado School of Mines, a prestigious research university focused on science and engineering and also located in Golden, Colorado, to explore the viability of using the company’s hemp waste to create the highly usable material, graphene. Through this project, Panacea is rewarded four-fold by pursuing the production of graphene, providing Mines’ students an opportunity to conduct research in a real-world scenario, improving sustainability by decreasing process energy waste from cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturing, and diversifying income streams. Courses at the School of Mines employ these realistic, semester-long projects to give students an authentic industry experience, which provides the sponsoring companies innovative opportunities with minimal risk. Panacea’s Doug Grego, the New Project Development Manager will be mentoring two groups of 16 students throughout the fall semester.

"Senior-level design courses are a great chance for engineering students to get a taste of completing projects much like they will experience in their careers” accounts Grego. “Partnering with the School of Mines' Chemical Engineers allows us to explore ways to reduce waste and expand the breadth of Industries that hemp can support, all while mentoring the next generation of environmentally conscious STEM students.”

Graphene is a material composed of only carbon atoms, arranged in a lattice structure that gives this material an extraordinary strength-to-weight ratio, but more importantly, makes graphene a great conductor of electricity. Graphene has potential use in a wide range of industries from energy storage to advanced electronics and even has uses in medicinal therapeutics.[1] It is projected that by 2026, the global graphene market will reach USD 221.4 million at a CAGR of 47.7%.[2] The goal for these teams of students is to design a process that converts hemp and hemp-waste into graphene oxide and/or other graphene products, using the spent hemp feedstocks from extraction processes and/or hemp biomass collected prior to extraction of hemp resins.

Panacea will own any intellectual property that comes out of the project which could offer them a starting point as they dive into new technologies. The biggest challenge the students face is figuring out if it is viable and cost-effective to separate the bast (the core of the hemp stalk) from the cannabinoid-rich inflorescence. Panacea’s Grego will be engaged with the groups weekly to answer questions, offer feedback, and to set expectations around project deliverables.

Sustainability is a large initiative for Panacea Life Sciences – something that differentiates the company from most others. The major sources of waste in the industry include chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fibrous waste, and packaging. Panacea is answering the call by never using chemical fertilizers or pesticides at their farm located on the western slope of Colorado, and they are in the process of implementing sustainable packaging by using product boxes made with recycled hemp. As a Silver Partner of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), as well as being Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Panacea has already implemented several sustainable practices and made a statement about their care and commitment to sustainability. The results of these projects at the School of Mines could very well help them to achieve an even higher accolade as they push to improve sustainability and minimize hemp waste while generating a new, high-functioning material such as graphene.

1 Safder, A., Kouzegaran, V. J., & Kutun, Ö. (n.d.). 60 uses of graphene – the ultimate guide to graphene's (potential) applications in 2019. Nanografi Nano Technology. Retrieved September 15, 2021, from https://nanografi.com/blog/60-uses-of-graphene/.
2 American Carbon Company. (n.d.). Retrieved September 15, 2021, from https://amcarbon.com/products/advanced-materials/graphene/graphene-types/.

Exactus, Inc. (OTCQB: EXDI) (the “Company”), acquired Panacea Life Sciences, Inc. on June 30, 2021. Panacea, founded by Leslie Buttorff in 2017 as a woman-owned business, has attracted $20 million in initial investments. In 2019 followed a $14 million investment from 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a leading plant biotechnology company focused on technology to decrease nicotine in tobacco plants and uses its expertise for genetic engineering of hemp plants to modify cannabinoid levels used in manufacturing CBD, CBG and CBN.

Panacea Life Sciences is a leader in production of legal, trace THC, hemp-derived cannabinoid products for consumers and pets that operates a 51,000 square foot cGMP certified facility in Golden, Colorado and the PANA Organic Botanicals farm in western Colorado, complete with fully integrated extraction, manufacturing, testing and fulfillment. Panacea produces softgels, gummies, tinctures, sublingual tablets, cosmetics, and other topicals for purchase online (www.panacealife.com) and in stores as well as in smart kiosk vending machines being rolled out nationally.

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Super Cops, Super Cars, & Super Heroes Unite to Bring Hope to our Littlest Heroes Battling Childhood Cancer

Ryder & Jeremiah watching Mystic Force Foundations 2020 Gold Ribbon Parade from their hospital windows.

Officer Gonzalez of the Doral PD with Childhood Cancer warrior Kayson at the Mystic Force Foundation’s 2020 Gold Ribbon Parade

Mystic Force Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness & desperately needed funds for Childhood Cancer Research while keeping children in treatment as happy as possible.

Showing children battling cancer and their families that they are not alone in their fight, they have an army behind them
#GoldStrong #NoOneFightsAlone

We are here to show our children & families that they are not alone in their fight, that we stand united in Love, Hope, and Support. Our children are our #1 Priority and it is our job to protect them.”

— Silvia Dominguez Vanni, Founder

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Despite the pandemic children continue to battle pediatric cancer and fight for their lives.

This Saturday September 18th during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month the Mystic Force Foundation will once again join forces with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the North Miami Police Department and Police Agencies from across South Florida, as well as SuperHeroes vehicles, exotic cars, and families battling Childhood Cancer in a monumental show of support for the bravest little Heroes battling the #1 disease killer of children in this country.

The Gold Ribbon Parade will start at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital where over 45 Gold Ribbon adorned vehicles will cover the top floor of the parking garage in view of the patient rooms. Children and their families will be able to see the monumental show of love for them as they wave up to the children looking out of their hospital windows.

The caravan will depart with lights & sirens blaring in an unprecedented show of Hope, Love & Unity in the fight against Childhood Cancer. The Gold Ribbon Parade will depart Nicklaus and drive-by Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial and then on to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital letting children and families know, they are not alone in their fight.

The Gold Ribbon Parade marks the Foundation’s 4th Annual Childhood Cancer Police Car Initiative which will be led by Chief Juriga and the North Miami Police Department’s dedicated Gold Childhood Cancer Police Vehicle. This vehicle joins the Mystic Force Foundation at events throughout the year to bring joy and happiness to kids battling cancer.

Although September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, for Mystic Force and all families with a child battling cancer EVERY day is a day to raise awareness. September is the one month nationally recognized for children battling cancer and it is the Hope of the Foundation that we may one day see as much GOLD in September as we see Pink in October.

Gold Ribbon Parade
Saturday September 18th
9:30am
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
3100 SW 62nd Avenue Miami, FL 33155
Masks required and adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Event contacts: Silvia@MysticForceFoundation.com 305.726.1155 or EstherReynolds1@gmail.com 786.897.1997

Press is asked to meet on the top floor of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Blue parking garage

About The Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
The Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the region’s leading program for the care of children with cancer and hematologic disorders. It provides state-of-the-art intervention and management for more pediatric cancer patients than any other facility in South Florida. The center offers a variety of clinical trials and pediatric subspecialists, and we have access to the latest national and international research data, treatment protocols, and drug therapies. For more information, visit nicklauschildrens.org/Cancer .

The Mystic Force Foundation was founded in 2008 by Dr. Steven & Silvia Vanni after their then 4-year-old son, Salvatore, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma Cancer. Salvatore lost his battle with cancer in 2011 but his legacy continues to change the lives of all children battling this devastating disease. This year is the Foundation’s 13-year Anniversary of raising awareness and desperately needed funds for Childhood Cancer Research, as well as advocacy in Washington, DC, granting ‘Wishes’, delivering toys, holding in-patient hospital parties, and bringing Hope, Joy, Happiness and Smiles to the littlest Heroes battling Childhood Cancer. They are also celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of The Heroes Hangout, the country’s first and only Childhood Cancer Haven located in North Miami Beach that is sponsored by the Dante Law Firm and is 100% community supported.

Silvia Dominguez Dominguez Vanni
Mystic Force Foundation
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