Education

Story by Tamyra Horst
 
The STEM team from Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) in Hamburg, Pa., has been awarded the Lemelson-MIT InventTeam grant and is receiving $10,000 in grant funding for their LighTelligence invention, a system to optimize the circadian rhythms of young people using light. Anthony Perry, invention education associate from Lemelson-MIT, made the announcement at a special assembly at the school October 25.
 

Story by WAU Staff

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is now a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which allows the school to offer its online courses and degree programs to students outside of the State of Maryland. SARA establishes national standards for the interstate offering of postsecondary distance education programs, and WAU is authorized to accept students into its online programs from other SARA member states and institutions.

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is ranked tenth among the top 19 "Safest Colleges in Maryland" by BackgroundChecks.org in its recently-released 2016 annual report on accredited public and private not-for-profit educational institutions that offer four-year degrees. BackgroundChecks.org is a public safety-focused organization that is committed to increasing safety, community involvement, transparent government and education.

The safest colleges rankings are based on campus crime rates per l,000 residents, as well as on recent Department of Education reports, social media analysis, natural language analysis and research.

Story by Jessica Beans

With a total of 759 students enrolled for fall semester, Kettering College in Dayton, Ohio, has increased its opening enrollment for the 2016 school year by 3.8 percent.

This increase in enrollment reverses a three-year trend of declining enrollment as well as reversing a five-year decline in total credit hours taken by full time students. The number of full time enrolled students is the highest it has been since fall of 2013.

 According to the school’s final opening report, 452 full-time and 307 part-time (three-quarter time or less) students had registered for fall classes, for an overall count that was 27 more than fall 2015.