Category Archives: General

8 Keys to Success

This week is the first week of classes at many of the Veterans in STEM partner colleges and universities. As co-principal investigator and project director, I would like to extend my welcome back to college/university. Veterans in STEM addresses each … Continue reading

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Maker Faire KC this weekend!

http://www.makerfairekc.com Maker Faire: Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves — from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and “slow-made” foods to homemade clothes, quilts and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making … Continue reading

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Want to make Kansas City a better place?

On June 1 and 2, join fellow coders, artists, organizers, writers, and makers to code, draw, organize, envision and plan out how to make a better Kansas City. Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:00 AM until Sunday, June 2, 2013 5:00 … Continue reading

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Major General Mark Ediger Named 2013 UMKC Alumnus of the Year

Major General Mark Ediger has been named the 2013 Alumnus of the Year for the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Read the full story online at UMKC Today. Ediger’s award, and those of the other alumni honorees, one from each school … Continue reading

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Complimentary Bagel for Veterans

Veterans, visit Einstein Bros Bagels this Veterans Day and receive a FREE classic or signature bagel. No coupon necessary – just tell them you’re a veteran.

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Make the Connection: Shared Experiences and Support for Veterans

Make the Connection is a website connecting veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives. On the site you can learn from other veterans’ experiences, take a self-assessment, browse the video … Continue reading

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KCKCC presented Patriot Award by ESGR

Kansas City Kansas Community College has been awarded the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for its support of service members called to active duty. The ESGR is a national committee designated by the … Continue reading

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Congratulations Valerie Brown

A member of the Veterans in STEM community, Valerie Brown, appeared on The Late Show on July 24. She talked about transition, careers, and service to the community. Congratulations Valerie Brown on an outstanding interview! Valerie Brown on The Late … Continue reading

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Veterans in STEM Is a Solution

According to a recent US News and World Reports article, veterans are not succeeding in college at alarming rates. Colleges and universities need to be veteran-supportive in their resources, supports, and policies. Being veteran-friendly with marketing and sales pitches is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2012

Remembering the sacrifice for our country Yesterday/Monday was Memorial Day. Many Americans had the day off and enjoyed a long weekend. There were family gatherings, cook-outs, the opening of swimming pools. I noticed on facebook that many of my friends … Continue reading

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