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New Academy of Drafting & Design offered for 2013-14
Rating: 3.73 / 5 (22 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Jan 18 - 06:01

The application deadline is Jan. 22 for the Seabreeze High School Academy of Drafting & Design.

This academy is a new four-year program designed to prepare students for employment in the drafting industries as well as college-prep for future engineers and architects.

The first year exposes the student to both engineering and architectural drawing styles. The second year is focused on computer-aided design and the student elects to continue their studies in either engineering or architecture.

The third year is a continuation of computer aided-design in either engineer or architecture with heavy emphasis on more advanced industry applications. The fourth year in the program involves the professionals in the community where the students will be placed in local engineering or architectural company as an intern.

For more information, call (386) 258-4674, Ext. 54704, or (386) 212-4514.

Deadline approaching for career academies

Career academy applications are now available to students for the 2013-2014 school year.

The deadline for Career Academy Applications is Jan. 22. The parent and student must sign career academy applications, and applications must be turned into the academy director at the high school.

For more information, applications are available in middle school guidance departments.

Daytona State's library offers free Martin Luther King Jr. online research guide

The Daytona State College library has developed an online research guide explore the life and legacy of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

"This guide is a valuable resource for teachers, students, parents and the public at large who are interested in exploring the influence Dr. King's life had on American society," said Cheryl Kohen, emerging technologies librarian.

The free guide includes a history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which was designated a national holiday by former President Ronald Reagan. It also features a timeline of milestones in King's life, text and video of his sermons and speeches, a listing of eBooks and printed materials available from the Daytona State library, and links to a range of Web resources and databases.

The guide is at http://researchguides.daytonastate.edu/mlk.

For more information, call (386) 506-3518, or e-mail kohenc@DaytonaState.edu.

Embry-Riddle targets space debris in nanosatellite competition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is one of 10 U.S. universities selected to design and build small satellites in a competition sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory.

The Embry-Riddle project will receive $110,000 over the next two years from the Air Force's University Nanosat Program for the design phase of the competition. The winner, to be announced in January 2015, will be awarded additional funding for the construction and launch of their satellite.

Dr. Bogdan Udrea, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle, along with colleagues and students will develop a nanosatellite named Arapaima to conduct three-dimensional, visible and infrared imaging and surveillance of resident space objects.

Stetson University names three new directors

Carol Gorski Buckels, former owner/manager of a professional grant-writing company in Missouri, has been named director of grants, sponsored research and strategic initiatives at Stetson University.

Ms. Buckels has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Amy Gipson has joined Stetson as director of strategic communications and assistant to the president. Ms. Gipson will have the primary responsibility for planning and executing the communications strategy for a comprehensive fundraising campaign. She was vice president for marketing and communications at Stephens College. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Tara Jones was named director of the Office of Student Financial Planning. Most recently Ms. Jones served as director of financial aid at Shorter University in Rome, Ga. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and Bible from Kentucky Christian University, and a master's degree in non-profit administration from the University of Notre Dame.




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