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SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ReverseVision®, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced it has restructured its technology plans and pricing matrix to ease lenders' entry into reverse lending and support their success.
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Quality Management™ (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, today announced the latest results of its ACES CARES philanthropic campaign and matching gift program.
BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Members of the Children's Chorus of Maryland and a Baltimore rap artist have teamed up with the racial justice podcast Trouble4Good to urge the Maryland General Assembly to change the pro-Confederate Maryland state song.
GAMBIER, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College is pleased to announce "The Art of Trees," an exhibition on view at the Gund from January 22 - April 11, 2021. "The Art of Trees" reveals the many resonances, forms, and relationships of trees.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that the firm will host a 100% virtual housing summit on September 20-21, 2021.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bel Essence (belessence.com), the natural skin care company making effective anti-aging products and moisturizers, launches a natural anti-aging lip balm collection in time for Valentine's Day.
FORT WALTON BEACH and GRAYTON BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- AJ's Restaurant Group is celebrating their 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Brunch at two of their locations on the Emerald Coast. AJ's on the Bayou on Sunday, February 7; and AJ's Grayton Beach on Sunday, February 14. Brunch at both locations will begin at 10 a.m. featuring New Orleans favorites such as Mardi Gras Omelette, Beignets, Bread Pudding, Jambalaya, Etouffee, with a crawfish boil starting at 12 p.m.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Clive Cussler, two months before he died, said of Layne Sheppard, protagonist in Christopher LaGrone's dynamic U.S. Border Patrol novels that comprise the new Delta Tango Trilogy from Morgan James Publishing: "His life of trials and sorrows rivals any fiction story today." Book One: "Fleeing The Past" is available now in bookstores everywhere and online.
ATLANTA, Ga. and PLANO, Texas, Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, continues its momentum in Soccer with a 5-year partnership extension with long-term partner Georgia Soccer.
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Sage is proud to announce and welcome Randy Robinson as Director of Government Operations. Mr. Robinson served the United States Air Force for a total of thirty-five years, twenty years in active-duty and fifteen years working at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TAG CXO, a provider of fractional IT executives, announced today that it has expanded its practice areas to include PMO leadership (project management office), IT Operations, and Business Intelligence. The move leverages a growing trend amongst mid-sized companies to hire fractional executives.
SYOSSET, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Fluid Metering Inc. welcomes Dickson Ong as Business Development Manager - North America. Dickson will be the lead account manager of all North American key OEM accounts and will be responsible for growing business in North America by building relationships with FMI channel partners and strategic OEMs in the Life Science markets.
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Academy for Hospitality Arts (AHA) has launched COVID-19 safety training courses to help hospitality workers prepare for re-openings. Foodservice professionals can now ensure hotels and restaurants reopen and remain open safely. Even while vaccine distribution is underway, COVID-19 remains an issue for dining establishments.
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, anticipates continued growth and innovation in 2021 after a banner year of accolades and the launch of new product enhancements and technology partnerships.
Florida vs Georgia All-Star Game 2021 Shines a Spotlight on Some of the South’s Most Prominent High School Athletes
MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Florida vs Georgia All-Star Football Game presented by DRV PNK, a game set to host one of the most premier all-star high school football games in the country, will be taking place January 17, 2021 in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida at Traz Powell Stadium "The Mecca."
Nocera Signs Variable Interest Entity Agreements with Xin Feng Construction Co., Ltd. and Shunda Feed Co., Ltd. in Taiwan
TAIPEI and ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nocera, Inc. (OTC:NCRA) ("Company") today announced that it has formally signed Variable Interest Entity ("VIE") agreements with Xin Feng Construction Co. Ltd., (XFC) a Taiwan construction firm, and Shunda Feed Co., Ltd., (SFC) a Taiwan aquaculture feed firm resulting in 100% controlling interest in both companies.
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Chelle Trucking & Logistics, an innovative freight delivery firm out of Atlanta, Georgia, is entering 2021 at a sprint. In today's exciting news, the company announced an expansion into the Western United States and a new purchase order that will increase its trucking fleet by 30 percent at the end of the month.
Childhood Trauma – The Dark Secret Many of Us Share: Compassion Prison Project with Dr. Vincent Felitti
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Two years ago this month, film producer Fritzi Horstman, and Compassion Prison Project founder, walked into a California maximum-security prison and sat down with the men who were serving time, hoping to bring them compassion and trauma-awareness.
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Full Spectrum Operations, LLC, (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a contract for Eastern Western Operational Communications Services (EWOCS).
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The C Diff Foundation will host a free, live-online, and interactive symposium on Friday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. EST. Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics, the event is designed for patients who are being treated for a C. diff. infection in addition to those who are recovering or who have experienced recurrences. The patients, family members and caregivers will all benefit from the information and up-to-date data presented.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Klingenstein Fields Advisors (KF Advisors), a leading wealth management firm with approximately $4 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/2020, is pleased to announce that Shomari Gilyard, CFP®, Director, Wealth Planning, has been made a partner of the firm.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EyeCare Optical, a local eye care provider in East Tennessee, can now add the title of "designer" to its list of specialties thanks to the unveiling of a new line of designer eyeglass frames under the brand Optique 865.
GROTON, Conn., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Last year, Chelsea Groton Bank and its Foundation provided more than $1 Million to non-profit organizations in our communities. The Foundation recently approved $405,820 in grants to 68 non-profit organizations from Connecticut and Rhode Island, which put the full year's giving total above the $1 Million mark for the first time ever. (*UPDATED*)
MESA, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Edupoint Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for student information and learning management, awarded technology grants to six client districts as part of the inaugural Synergy Achievement Awards in November. The recipients were selected based on the impact of their nominated initiatives and announced at the company's Virtual Week event in November.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pap Corps' Board of Directors is proud to announce that Sally Berenzweig, M.A., M.Ed, has been appointed the new CEO of the 68-year old South Florida nonprofit which raises funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
CMMC Accreditation Board has approved Aligned Technology Solutions as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Aligned Technology Solutions (ATS), a top ranked managed IT services provider headquartered in the Washington DC Region, is pleased to announce the CMMC-AB, has approved it as an RPO. This achievement officially marks the entry of ATS into the CMMC ecosystem and is part of the firm's ongoing expansion of offerings to defense contractors and clients seeking assistance with CMMC.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DHS, a firm transforming how equity and joint ventures are handled and created today announced the acquisition of Grupo VITRO in Mexico City for approximately $1.2 billion.
PLANO, Texas, Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, today announced a five-year extension of its strategic partnership with PA West Soccer, the governing body for US Youth Soccer in Western Pennsylvania.
RPM Foundation Joins Forces with The Great Race to administer their X-Cup Grants, Scott Henderson X-Cup Scholarship Awards
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The RPM Foundation, a member of America's Automotive Trust, is proud to announce that they have joined forces with The Great Race. RPM will work with the Great Race to administer their X-Cup Grants, Scott Henderson X-Cup Scholarship Awards, and the new X-Cup Team Choice Award.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Current Builders is proud to announce they raised $39,000 for local charities during their 15th Annual Holiday Fundraising Program. The Pompano Beach-based general contractor provided over $5,000 worth of gifts for Toys for Tots to distribute and delivered checks to esteemed nonprofits.
The C Diff Foundation Assures U.S. Patients C. diff. Clinical Trials Continue to Move Forward Safely
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- While some patients diagnosed with Clostridioides difficile (C. diff., C. difficile, CDI) believe they have run into clinical trial roadblocks, due to the recent focus on the pandemic, the C Diff Foundation wants them to know they are not out of options. Safe and active clinical trials continue.
Nation’s Top 5G Experts and Security Pros come together for first Indiana 5G Zone Quarterly Innovation Event
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Indiana 5G Zone is hosting its first Quarterly Innovation Event on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. EST. This virtual event will consist of several of the nation's top 5G experts discussing the industry and a variety of other 5G-related topics. The event is free and open to the public.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Jan. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ViewTech Borescopes concluded 2020 with a 4th quarter, year-over-year, gain in sales. Two organizations that finalized their calendar year by adding a ViewTech VJ-3 video borescope to their maintenance and inspection protocols were a direct steam injection company and an oriented strand board manufacturer.
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Visit NRF 2021 Chapter One next week and meet with the Kiosk Association. The dates are January 12-14, 19, 21 and 22, 2021. The Kiosk Association (KMA) is the global organization focused on improving self-service for customers and employees through kiosks, digital signage, lockers, and more.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnergyCAP, Inc. (ECI) is pleased to announce that its EnergyCAP® energy management information solution (EMIS) has been granted an Authorization to Operate (ATO) under the U.S. Government's FedRAMP program and is now an authorized participant in the FedRAMP Marketplace. The U.S. Department of State granted the ATO and is now the first EnergyCAP client in the FedRAMP environment.
RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sokal, a full-service automotive advertising agency, announced today that Jason Jones has joined the company as the Chief Technology Officer. Sokal is an award-winning, full-service advertising agency that specializes in digital marketing and dealership services.
MANDEVILLE, La. and RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sunpro Solar, a leading provider of solar energy and battery storage in the U.S., announced its most recent expansion to Virginia. The company's expansion to Virginia will help satisfy the demand for lower electricity bills and to create more renewable energy jobs.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DDK & Company, LLP, an accounting, tax, and consulting firm, announced on January 1 that Sze Man Tam has been promoted to Partner. In her new role, Sze will be leading DDK's Audit department, helping clients grow and improve their businesses, and developing DDK's next generation.
BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Agent Review which serves insurance agents and those needing insurance, announces the creation of the Technology Awareness series. These informational alerts can make agents significantly more valuable to their clients, according to Bryan Foos, Agent Review's Operations Manager.
MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Platinum Deluxe® cosmetics introduces an eight-piece Platinum Collection which was co-created with Shmuel Ovadia, founder of The Platinum Deluxe®, to celebrate beauty rituals inspired by the transformative quality of crystals. Jennifer T pioneered The Platinum Deluxe as a community dedicated to creating everyday magic for the modern mystic.
ADDISON, Texas, Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has promoted former National Support and Training Director Jemma Pachiano to Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Doorfold Partition Wall Wins the Bid of The Convention & Exhibition Center of ‘China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City’
GUANGZHOU, Hong Kong, Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On August 28, 2020, Guangzhou Doorfold Partition Wall Co., Ltd. ("Doorfold Partition Wall") is the successful tenderer for movable partition walls to be installed to the convention & exhibition center of China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City.
Denial of Coverage for California Gender-Affirming Care Declared Unlawful, says TransFamily Support Services
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TransFamily Support Services (transfamilysos.org) today announced a milestone victory in the organization's mission to build a world where all genders are accepted and treated equally.
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has reached Elite Partner status with Cradlepoint, a global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks.
AMARILLO, Texas, Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Airport officials at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport today unveiled the Airport's new corporate image piece "Taking Flight, Experience Amarillo." The new corporate image piece is the latest in the Airport's on-going aviation and non-aviation business development initiative in conjunction with its community partnership, Taking Flight - Amarillo.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Does the Recently Passed COVID Relief Bill Threaten Your Retirement? According to Dennis Tubbergen, a partner with Retirement Lifestyle Advocates, that question is not as crazy as you may be thinking it is.
New Study Confirms Fibercare Cleaning Services Save Hotels Money, Energy and Contributes to Healthier Environment
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In September 2020, Robert Mapleton, owner, RPM Energy Consulting, LLC performed an independent study at an Extended Stay America hotel to determine the effect of cleaning the coils of the hotel's guestroom packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) units on cooling energy usage. The test was used to determine whether Fibercare PTAC cleaning service results in lower energy costs.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- From schools and restaurants to healthcare facilities and airports, management is working to find solutions to minimize viral spread by providing cleaner and safer restrooms for their visitors and employees. And, StallStash is working to meet that demand.
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mopec, the nationwide leader in pathology, anatomy, mortuary and necropsy equipment and supplies, announced a new all-inclusive cold storage container system available on a monthly rental basis to provide morgues, funeral homes, and healthcare organizations with increased decedent refrigeration capacity.
Awair Inc. Announces Strategic Investment from Emerson, Adds Dustin DeVan, Founder of BuildingConnected, as Board Member
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Awair, the San Francisco-based startup that makes Indoor Air Quality monitoring and software solutions for home and commercial spaces, has received a major strategic investment from Emerson (NYSE: EMR). Emerson is a leader in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls industry, as well as the creator of the highly-rated smart thermostat, Emerson Sensi.
Forensics Detectors’ Carbon Dioxide Monitors Combat Virus Indoors and Meet California Compliance Monitoring Requirements
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As more and more businesses, schools and other public indoor spaces prepare to open up, they're working to not only be effective, but compliant too. Forensics Detectors works to solve both challenges with the recent launch of its first carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors for COVID-19 preparedness planning.
Social Gym Club in Texas is Innovative virtual gym connecting health and fitness enthusiasts to get fit, and socialize
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live, operate and interact. And for many gym aficionados, it's taken a toll on the activity they enjoy most. That is now changing, thanks to Social Gym Club - a new and innovative virtual gym that allows users to get fit, have fun, and socialize.
ROSELAND, N.J., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation applauds final passage of Scarlett's Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act. This legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03).
CRESTWOOD, Ky., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Vibrant Med, a medical aesthetics practice near Louisville, Kentucky, recently introduced a new option for adults to obtain a more youthful-looking face without traditional facelift surgery thanks to the introduction of the V-YOUth injectable facelift.
The country’s most successful non-partisan US congressional candidate Michael Moore launches 2022 campaign
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In 2020 Michael Moore challenged incumbent Democrat Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's fifth congressional district. Moore was the only U.S. congressional candidate in the country facing both a Republican and Democratic candidate who received more than 9% of the general election vote. Today Moore's campaign announced they will again challenge Omar.
Georgia’s World of Illumination Extends Season Through January 24, 2021 With Candy Rush Remix Edition
MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Due to overwhelming response, World of Illumination's Candy Rush drive-through light show is being extended through January 24, 2021. The remix edition is reimagined for the new year with brand new music. The event will continue to take place at Six Flags White Water in Marietta.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "There is no excuse for single use," claims Danielle Alura, Elite Miss Pennsylvania. With all the various ways we create waste in our daily lives, our businesses, and our government, the tourism industry is one of the most wasteful veins of our society. While hotels have many ways they create waste, Danielle Alura decided to focus on the plastic waste we luxuriously call toiletries; the little convenient bottles we love to use, toss and forget about.
LEHI, Utah, Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform connecting loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has received a follow-on investment of $108 million in Series B funding led by global venture-capital and private-equity firm Insight Partners.
ARRS, Serving Birmingham, AL, Launches New Web Portal Showcasing Plumbing, HVAC, and Remodeling Services
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ARRS, formerly known as Alabama Remodeling and Restoration Services, has launched its new website. With the launch of the new website, ARRS aims to better serve customers by providing them with easy access to the information they need regarding plumbing, HVAC, and remodeling services.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Jan. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Microcide® Inc. a leading Michigan based biotechnology company, today announced the test results of its COVID-19 faster virus killing range of products, PRO-SAN® Cleaner sanitizer, SILKY-SOFT® hand sanitizer, and DENTORAL® mouthwash.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ReverseVision®, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced the promotion of its president Joe Langner to president and chief executive officer. In this expanded role, Langner will lead ReverseVision's mission to empower America's seniors to use home equity as part of retirement finance.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DHS, a firm transforming how nonprofits are funded, today announced their inaugural Bay Area Donor Impact Fund ("DIF"), a $4.5+ million philanthropic fund to incentivize quantifiable, long-term impact for underserved communities struggling to stabilize in the wake of COVID-19.
FormFree Launches Rebrand for 2021 with New Website Aligned with Mission to Expand Financial Inclusivity
ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today launched a new visual identity designed to reflect its mission of empowering consumers and lenders with a transparent view of borrower financial DNA. In tandem with the brand launch, FormFree unveiled a new website that speaks to both consumer and lender audiences about how its AccountChek and Passport solutions enable better financial decisions.
LEHI, Utah, Jan. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced enterprise account executive Suzy Djilas earned a 2021 Utah Business Magazine SAMY Award for Sales Professional of the Year.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The BioBuilder Educational Foundation announced that they are to partner with the Niswonger Foundation on their award of an "Education Innovation and Research" (EIR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will focus on educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).