Imperial Valley News Center
President Obama Announces Over $240 Million in New STEM Commitments at the 2015 White House Science Fair
- Written by White House
Washington, DC - President Obama will host the 2015 White House Science Fair today to celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.
- Written by Air Force Global Strike Command
Vandenberg Air Force Base, California - A team Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Students Gain Geographic Ground Following Esri's Billion-Dollar Software Pledge to White House ConnectED Initiative
- Written by IVN
Redlands, California - At the White House Science Fair today, in conjunction with President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative, Esri announced significant academic progress from its billion-dollar commitment to offer mapping technology to every K-12 school in the United States. Since the program’s launch on May 27, 2014, more than 1,000 schools have grown their geographic programs through Esri’s ConnectED pledge.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - This week, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) is leading a bipartisan effort with 32 colleagues to send a letter requesting funding for several programs that support the 409 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the nation. The letter is addressed to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies to request funding for HSIs for Fiscal Year 2016.
- Written by Médecins Sans Frontières
Imperial, California - Wendy Marijnissen 5-year-old Umeda has MDR-TB. Here she holds up her star chart. She gets a sticker every time she takes her medicine properly. Treating young children with MDR-TB can be very difficult and incentives like these are used to help them take the drugs they need during their treatment.
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