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Reminder Services Establishes Scholarship For Physical Therapy Students

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Application submissions will be accepted until October 31

Reminder Services, Inc., a provider of automated communications for the healthcare industry, today announced the launch of a new scholarship program for students pursuing an education in physical therapy.

For its inaugural year, the ReminderCall.com Physical Therapy Scholarship will award $1,000 scholarships to up to five physical therapy students who exhibit academic excellence and a strong sense of personal commitment to continuing their education.

“ReminderCall.com has been providing patient reminders to physical therapists since 1998. Over the years we’ve come to realize that the physical therapy field is often overlooked by scholarship grantors,” said Chantal Oicles, President. “We’re excited to help aspiring PTs fund their education. It’s our way of thanking the physical therapy community for welcoming us with open arms.”

To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. resident and a college sophomore, junior or senior or a graduate student enrolled in a physical therapy program at an accredited college for the 2017-18 academic year. He or she must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Reminder Services has partnered with International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), an independent scholarship management company, who will host the online application process, select recipients and disburse awards for the program.

The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017. Learn more at https://www.remindercall.com/physical-therapy-scholarship.

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About Reminder Services, Inc.
Reminder Services, Inc. is a Silicon-Valley based company that provides automated appointment reminders. The ReminderCall.com system lets therapists send appointment reminder calls, reminder text messages and reminder emails to patients. We work with an impressive list of Physical Therapy EHRs, EMRs, and scheduling software products. Therapists can customize everything, from voices and languages to delivery dates, times and frequencies. We help adhere to FCC, TCPA, CANSPAM, HIPAA and CASL guidelines.

Media Contact
Carissa Reeves
(615) 777-3735
creeves@applyISTS.com

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PASSWORD PREREQUISITES: DASHLANE PROMOTES CYBERSECURITY FOR STUDENTS

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The country is heading back to school and for college students, Cybersecurity 101 is in session. Dashlane, the leading password manager, is educating college students on the importance of protecting their digital identities and today announced a free, one-year subscription for its award-winning Premium service to all U.S.-based students and professors with a valid .edu email address. All current and incoming students can visit Dashlane.com/students to sign up and ensure that their passwords, credit cards, and identities stay safe and protected online, whether on or off campus.

Have Students Studied Passwords?

It’s not just our favorite celebrities or websites that get hacked. Students and their educational institutions are uniquely vulnerable to cyberattacks and protecting passwords is the first line of defense. Furthermore, students may be prone to risky behaviors like oversharing on social media, password reuse, or sharing passwords between friends. Dashlane recently reached out to students from leading American universities, (including Brown, Colgate, Georgetown, Harvard, The University of Southern California, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among others) to learn more about their online habits and security, and found that:

• Freshman 50: Almost half (48%) of students contacted are aware that they have already been hacked or compromised at some point. These are some of the top university students who grew up with technology, but are still left vulnerable without the right tools and information.
o What’s more, most students said they have more than three devices, making it even more imperative that they be able to log in and gain access to accounts securely across each of them.
• Campus Crawl…ing with Passwords: A separate Harris Poll commissioned by Dashlane found that younger Americans are consistently more trusting/trusted with sharing email and streaming service passwords – 64% of millennials (aged 18-34) admit to sharing or receiving passwords (vs. 37% of those 35+).
• GPA (Good Password Actions):
o Students seem to know better than to save passwords in their browsers – only 35% of those polled said they do it most of the time.
o They also know password length matters – nearly 75% go above and beyond traditional requirements and use more than 9 characters, and a lot actually go 13+ characters.
• Senioritis: Dashlane research shows that the average American has 150 accounts – all of which require strong, unique passwords. Unfortunately, students are reusing passwords like crazy: at least 73% of respondents said they do not have unique passwords for every account.

“Our hope is that everyone uses a password manager, especially students at this time of year as they settle into school physically and digitally, since young people as a demographic have more online accounts to keep track of than ever before,” said Emmanuel Schalit, CEO of Dashlane. “We hope that this promotion not only teaches students how they can safely manage their online lives, but also help them save money to spend on necessities, like ramen and books.”

Crash-Course: Dashlane Cybersecurity 101

• Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi networks and devices. When using the computers in the library or connecting to public Wifi at a coffee shop, avoid logging in to sensitive online accounts, like an online banking account and your social media accounts.
• Look out for “phishy” activity. If you get an email, direct message, or a text message with a link or attachment from a person or service you don’t know, delete it. If you know the sender, verify that message is legitimate before clicking a link or downloading an attachment.
• Try not to overshare on social media. Be careful not to share posts that could reveal personally identifiable information like your street address, where you work, or any information commonly used as an account verification question. If you’re headed out of town for a weekend getaway or fall break, share posts about your trip after you return, rather than while you are away.
• Protect your online accounts and digital identity. Password reuse is a leading cause of account takeovers, so use unique passwords for each account . It’s tempting to use your dog’s name for every password, but it makes you very vulnerable to cyber criminals.

To learn more visit http://www.dashlane.com/students.

About Dashlane
Dashlane makes identity and checkouts simple with its password manager and secure digital wallet app. Dashlane allows its users to securely manage passwords, credit cards, IDs, and other important information via advanced encryption and local storage.

Dashlane has helped over 7.5 million consumers in 150 countries¬ manage and secure their digital identity. Dashlane Business, a product designed to protect company passwords, is trusted by 6,000+ companies to create, enforce, and track effective access management. Dashlane features the only patented security architecture in the industry.

The app is available on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS, and has won critical acclaim from top publications, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

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Erin Fisher
erin@dottedlinecomm.com
856-422-0446

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4 Ways to Turn a College Campus Into a Company Advertisement

One of the best ways to reach college students is to meet them where they are: on campus. There are many ways to turn your target colleges and universities into one huge advertisement for your company — below are four of them!

1. Sidewalk chalk/flyers

Add some color to campus with sidewalk chalk and flyers. Create vibrant, interesting flyers advertising your company and your product and/or services to catch students’ attention as they pass by campus bulletin boards on the way to class. Or, consider grabbing some sidewalk chalk and take to the main areas of campus to draw up some clever ground advertisements. Students will walk over these artistic ads on their way to class and look up your company out of curiosity. Consider adding your social media handles to your chalk creation.

Make sure to get permission from the proper campus authorities before chalking or flyering! This is also a fun task for your company interns, especially if you hope to advertise on their campus! They know all the best spots on campus and can better ensure the flyers and chalkings are seen.

2. Sponsor student events

College students love to attend off-campus events, but a large majority of students may not have cars on campus or may have classes they cannot miss. So, consider meeting students where they are and sponsor some on-campus student events over a few hours or for the entire day; this allows students to attend your event in between their classes and to stop by to see what’s going on on their way to or from work or school.

Consider playing music and setting up some games. Also, offer students free or discounted food and drinks, coupons, and possible samples of your products. Teaming up with a food truck or other companies can make your event larger and attract more attention. Make sure to advertise the event on social media and work with the college campus to get the word out.

3. Give out freebies

Instead of hosting your own on-campus event, attend some annual campus events such as beginning-of-the-semester involvement fairs or other similar events. Set up your own table and use word of mouth to advertise your business. Bring along some freebies to pass out during the event. This way, when students use or wear your products around campus, you gain free advertising!

Some freebies to consider are t-shirts, coffee mugs, pens, flash drives, tote bags, notebooks, stickers, and more. Any type of product you can put your name and logo on is fair game. Remember to bring along some vibrant signs or free food/candy to pass out to attract students to your table.

4. Campus media ads

It never hurts to go the traditional route when trying to turn a college campus into one huge advertisement. Hit up campus media and place ads in college newspapers (in print and online), in campus magazines, and on campus TV stations. Perhaps you could get a spot during a student radio show or at a sporting event. Anytime you can get your name in front of students puts you on the radar of your target audience.

Here’s another way to get your name in front of students: virtually! Post your press release to UWire.com.

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iFlipd and GoFundMe Make Paying for Textbooks Easier for College Students

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Students can ease costs by starting a GoFundMe that will go directly toward their iFlipd on-demand textbook rental account

PORTLAND, OR. | AUG. 15, 2017: iFlipd, the only pay-as-you-go weekly textbook rental provider, announced a new partnership with GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, so college students can raise money from family, friends, and community organizations to help pay for their textbooks needs. All of the contributions raised go straight to the cost of the textbooks, so their supporters know their money is well spent.

“Paying for college is hard enough and many students can use some help. Our pay-as-you-go textbook solution provides a flexible experience at an affordable price,” said Kati Radziwon, iFlipd CEO and founder. “GoFundMe is the number one fundraiser for textbook costs to date and our partnership with them extends our simple and flexible payment process to a wider and needed audience.”

“With college tuition on the rise, it’s more important than ever to help support students pursuing their higher education,” said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO. “Many students have a network of family and friends who are ready to help them out with expenses like textbooks. With this new partnership with iFlipd, we’re excited to make it easier and faster for college students to get the financial support they need.”

How can students start to raise money?
The process is simple for students to get started:

1. Create a free iFlipd account
2. Set up their GoFundMe account
3. Share their story, invite family & friends to help fund their textbooks
4. Apply the funds directly through iFlipd to rent and pay for textbooks

Why iFlipd?
As the only pay-as-you-go weekly textbook rental provider, iFlipd allows students to pay for only the time they need through weekly rentals. Students instantly have access to the books they need in print and eBook format. Students can return them any time they like while earning reward points each time.

About GoFundMe
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $4 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 40 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

About iFlipd
iFlipd is the first textbook pay-as-you-go rental platform that allows students to pay for only the weeks they really need textbooks. Through this payment model students are empowered to break up the traditional cost of textbooks. For more information please visit: www.iflipd.com

Media Contact:
Keith Bristol, iFlipd
press@iflipd.com

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DISCOVER LETS COLLEGE STUDENTS CHOOSE NEXT DISCOVER IT® STUDENT CARD DESIGN

Students Who Vote and Are Approved for a New Account Receive $50 Statement Credit1

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Riverwoods, IL, Aug. 9, 2017 – Discover wants college students to make the final decision when it comes to the next Discover it® Student Card design. From Aug. 9 through Sept. 21, Discover is hosting a pun-inspired social media campaign through Facebook and Instagram asking students to go to www.discover.com/student-card-poll.html and cast their vote for which design should become the next Discover it® Student Credit Card. Discover also is offering a $50 statement credit for students who apply through the link on the poll, are approved, and make purchase within the first three months.

“A card’s design can be a reflection of a cardmember’s personality,” said Christine Forman, a marketing director for Discover. “This social media campaign allows us to engage with college students in a fun way on Facebook and Instagram, and ultimately gives students an opportunity to make a direct impact by telling us which design speaks to their unique style.”

Participants can choose from the following six card designs: a colorful sunset, a selfie-inspired moustache, a hand giving the peace sign, a Frenchie wearing sunglasses, a vintage vinyl record and an iridescent pattern.

Voting closes Sept. 21 at midnight Central Time. Once all votes are tallied, Discover will announce the winning card design, and make it available in early 2018.

STUDENT CARDS FINAL FIX

About Discover Student Cards  
The Discover it® for Students and Discover it® Chrome for Students Credit Cards offer students a great way to build their credit history early in their lives. These student cards come with many benefits including rewards on categories that students often spend in.

- The Discover it® for Students offers 5% cash back in categories that change each quarter, up to the quarterly maximum, when you sign up.

- The Discover it® Chrome for Students offers an automatic 2% cash back at gas stations and restaurants on up to $1,000 in combined purchases quarterly.

Both cards earn 1% cash back on all other purchases, as well as a Good Grade $20 Cashback Bonus if their grade point average is 3.0 (or equivalent) or higher each year they are enrolled in school, for the first five years from the account opening.2

For more information visit www.discover.com/student.

About Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.

1 Get a $50 statement credit after you make your first purchase with a Discover it® for Students card within 3 months of approval. Offer only available to new cardmembers. Your statement credit will be automatically added to your Discover Card account within 1-2 billing periods.

2 Good Grades Rewards: Good Grade Reward only available to new cardmembers on or after 7/23/2015 who indicate on their application that they are currently enrolled in college, and whose accounts are current and remain open when the Good Grade Reward is requested. Students with a Discover it® or Discover it® chrome card who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent) during a School Year (September – August) may apply at Discover.com for a $20 Cashback Bonus (“Good Grade Reward”). One Good Grade Reward per School Year, per account, up to a maximum of five (5) consecutive years from the date your account is opened. Terms of Good Grade Reward Offer are subject to change.

Media Contact:
Brittney Mitchell
224-405-0730
brittneymitchell@discover.com

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How to Make Marketing to College Students Cost-Effective

Though college students are infamous for their empty wallets, this population still spends a lot of money on products and services they find important and valuable. One of the notable aspects of marketing to college students is that they respond to grassroots marketing messages as opposed to flashy ads, saving you money while building up your consumer base.

Here are three ways to make marketing to the college student audience cost-effective.

1. On-campus ads

Cost-effective marketing can prove as easy as getting on campus and doing some low-budget advertising. For instance, college students talk to each other a lot, so word of mouth marketing goes a long way with this audience. Give students something exciting to discuss about your products or services and initiate some free marketing.

Use free tactics like sidewalk chalk to create ads on campus, or post flyers on campus bulletin boards to catch the attention of students. Or, buy some advertising space in your nearest college or university newspaper or TV station to reach college students at low costs.

2. Social media

Whether on the way to class, during class, or in between classes, college students eat up social media. Most college students have profiles on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Thus, creating a voice and building your brand on these sites becomes important when trying to reach college students.

Social media marketing is extremely effective for this audience and advertising on these platforms is affordable and valuable. Host competitions through social media to drum up a conversation, advertise your campus events, and spread the word that college students need what you are offering.

3. Guerilla marketing 

In an article from The Huffington Post, Shawn Prez discusses how guerrilla marketing has a strong impact on driving sales and brand awareness while utilizing minimal resources.

According to Prez, guerilla marketing “focuses on non-traditional tactics, using various brand ambassadors to interact one on one in a very intimate way ([like] being on the ground).”

In other words, get on campus! Hire student ambassadors or representatives to do your marketing for you. Talk to college students where they eat, sleep, and play, and show them why they need your brand to amp up or survive their college experience. These cost-effective tactics will save you money while spreading the word about your business.

Another cost-effective way to market to thousands of college students? Post your press release to UWire.com!

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Marketing Focus: What Millennial College Students Value

Each new generation of people encompasses certain characteristics and holds different core values dear depending on what they find important and meaningful. Millennials are no different when it comes to valuing specific things in life as compared to other generations. In marketing to college students, it is often an effective idea to incorporate millennial values in order to stand out to this audience.

Here are a few things millennial college students value that might change the way you market to this group.

Experience

An article on Inc. claimed the number one thing millennials value is experience. A Harris Poll showed 78 percent of Millennials would rather spend money on an experience they wanted to have over an item they wanted. Students would rather spend money on an experience than something they wanted to buy, like a car or brand-name clothing. Experiences allow students to make memories, as well as shape students as people.

Because millennials find happiness in what they experience, you can better target this audience by promoting the experiences behind your products and services more than the products themselves. If you show millennials the types of memories they can make with your product, they could be more likely to buy into your company or organization.

Connection

Millennials are highly connected to the world around them. The evolution of the internet, Wi-Fi, laptops, smartphones, and other technologies enable millennials to instantly and constantly access news, entertainment, friends, strangers, and more. More millennials than not own a smartphone and many use the internet as their main source for information and news.

This form of hyper-connection makes millennials one of the easiest audiences to reach from a marketing standpoint; to start, simply increase your online presence and stay active online, through social media, and on mobile to stay connected to millennials.

What Millennial College Students Value

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Change

According to an article on Gallup, millennials also value change and unrestraint. Millennial college students work to find change in the marketplace and the workplace, rather than simply accepting things for the way they have always been. This group wants to be approached differently, with their ideal customer experience involving more digital channels. Millennials value new and exciting things that allow them to change the way they approach their studies, their jobs, and their social lives. When you can somehow include the concept of change in what you are trying to express, you will better capture the attention of millennials.

Add these three ideas into your press release and submit to UWire.com to start hooking millennial college students today!

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How to Market Your Startup to College Students

Do you have an awesome startup you want college students to know about? Here are some ways to market your startup to college students.

1. Get on campus

One of the best ways to spread news to college students is through word of mouth. Get on college campuses and start talking about your startup. Consider visiting classes to speak about how to start a business, and include discussion about the services you offer. Participate in any on-campus fairs to promote your startup and offer free products like cups and hats that equate to free advertising for you.

2. Involve students

College students keep an eye out for jobs, especially part-time job opportunities they can fit in between classes. Consider hiring a few students to serve as student ambassadors for your start-up and have them hand out samples of your product at events and popular campus spots. Student brand managers will help you spread the word. Or, consider getting in touch with a few student organizations (like fraternities or sororities) and see what kind of partnership you can establish for promoting your products.

3. Keep student budgets in mind

College students are typically limited on funds, so try marketing your products and services that fit best within their scarce budgets. Offer student discounts to show students you understand their plight, or host contests or giveaways to help students earn your products for free. For instance, you could have students share a photo of themselves using your product on campus, or have them follow all of your social media pages. Students tend to seek out deals and flock towards businesses offering high-quality products and services that suit their budget.

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4. Use the internet

Utilize targeted ads on social media to reach your specific college student audience (Greek life students, international students, male or female students, etc). Develop a creative, interactive voice through platforms like Facebook and Twitter and grow your college student audience over time. Create press releases about your startup to digitally introduce your products and services to students. The internet offers many ways to market your startup!

After you create your press release, submit to UWire.com to start reaching college students today!

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COLLEGIATE INVENTORS AWARDED LEMELSON-MIT STUDENT PRIZE

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Students recognized for inventive solutions to challenges in health care, transportation, food and agriculture, and consumer devices

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 19, 2017 – The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced the winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize after a nationwide search for the most inventive college students. The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded $115,000 in prizes to nine collegiate inventors. Each winning team of undergraduates received $10,000, and each graduate student winner received $15,000. The winners of this year’s competition were selected from a diverse and highly competitive applicant pool of students from colleges and universities across the country.

“The 2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners show exceptional inventiveness and creativity in solving real world problems,” said Stephanie Couch, executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program. “Through their outstanding accomplishments and commitment to mentoring younger students, these promising inventors are inspiring a new generation of problem-solvers.”

The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is a national collegiate invention prize program, supported by The Lemelson Foundation, which celebrates young inventors that have designed and built prototypes of inventions to solve social problems.

“These students display the brilliance and hope of their generation,” said Dorothy Lemelson, Lemelson Foundation chair. “We are proud to recognize them for their achievements.”

2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Winners

The “Drive it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize: Rewarding students working on technology-based inventions that can improve transportation.

• Tomás Vega Gálvez and Corten Singer, University of California, Berkeley, $10,000 Lemelson-MIT “Drive it!” Undergraduate Team Winner: An Open-Source Smart Add-On System for Wheelchairs
Vega and Singer created WheelSense, a modular, customizable add-on system for wheelchairs that provides spatial awareness for visually impaired users to identify obstacles and ease their navigation. It has three features; frontal staircase detection through auditory feedback, backward obstacle-avoidance assistance through auditory feedback, and lateral ramp-edge detection through haptic feedback. They hope to disrupt the expensive market for assistive technologies for the disabled community by making their technology open source.

• Tony Tao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Drive it!” Graduate Winner: A Small, Mid-Air-Deployable, Folding Electric Drone, and Adaptable Aircraft Manufacturing (AAM) Architecture
Tao led the development of a small electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV folds to the size of a dollar bill and can be jettisoned from a mothership at high speeds and altitudes. The UAV and its canister are designed to deploy in freefall and fly autonomously to gather data and radio it back to the mothership or to personnel on the ground. Tao’s second invention, AAM architecture, has the potential to reduce manufacturing costs and increase speed of development of new aircraft by generating parts on demand.

The “Use it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize: Rewarding students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices.

• Chandani Doshi, Grace Li, Jessica (Jialin) Shi, Chen (Bonnie) Wang, Charlene Xia and Tania Yu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $10,000 Lemelson-MIT “Use it!” Undergraduate Team Winner: A Portable, Real-Time Text to Braille Converter
Doshi, Li, Shi, Wang, Xia and Yu are developing a portable, real-time text to braille converter called Tactile. This device allows people who are visually impaired to take a picture of printed text, and the text will be transcribed to braille on a refreshable display.

• Apoorva Murarka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Use it!” Graduate Winner: Contact-Printed Nano-Membrane Transducers for Sound Production
Murarka invented an electrostatic transducer that uses a 125 nanometer thick membrane – which is approximately one thousandth the width of a human hair – to produce high-fidelity sound more efficiently. This technology can be applied to hearing aids, earphones, or other consumer electronic devices, resulting in superior sound quality and longer battery life.

The “Eat it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize: Rewarding students working on technology-based inventions that can improve food and agriculture.

• Matthew Rooda and Abraham Espinoza, University of Iowa, $10,000 Lemelson-MIT “Eat it!” Undergraduate Team Winner: SmartGuard Device – Real-time Health Analysis for Farmers
Rooda and Espinoza founded SwineTech, and developed their first product, SmartGuard, a real-time health analysis for pigs, which reduces the incidence of piglet mortality due to “lay-on/crushing” by the mother pig. The device monitors the temperature in the crate and adjusts it to optimize the health environment for the piglet. The proprietary technology also detects when a piglet is getting laid on, and then communicates to a belt on the sow. It will allow farmers to receive real time health analysis of each sow and whether any abnormal activities are occurring within the facility.

• Natasha Wright, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Eat it!” Graduate Winner: Solar-Powered Desalination System for Off-Grid Water Production in India and Gaza, and Usage Sensor for Household Water Treatment Devices 
Wright invented a solar powered desalination system for off-grid water production in communities in India and Gaza that reduces the required amount of energy and the amount of wasted water. She is working to provide affordable, safe drinking water. Wright was also part of a team that developed Smart Spout, a small, inexpensive, low energy consumption usage sensor that measures the long-term use of household water treatment and safe storage devices. The sensor allows for the collection of large, quantitative data sets, replacing less-reliable, self-reported survey data.

The “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize: Rewarding students working on technology-based inventions that can improve health care.

• Maria Filsinger Interrante, Zachary Rosenthal and Christian Choe, Stanford University, $10,000 Lemelson-MIT “Cure it!” Undergraduate Team Winner: Novel Proteins to Fight Superbug Bacterial Infections
Filsinger Interrante, Rosenthal and Choe developed novel protein drugs to kill multi-drug resistant, gram-negative bacteria – or “superbugs.” Their engineered protein molecules offer a new strategy to combat an urgent global problem projected to kill more people than cancer by 2050.

• Lisa Tostanoski, University of Maryland, $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Cure it!” Graduate Winner: Innovative Biomaterials-based Strategies to Combat Autoimmune Disease
Tostanoski, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Jewell lab, developed an innovative approach to deposit microparticles in lymph nodes (LNs) – the tissues that orchestrate immune responses. These particles control the local release of regulatory immune signals and program cells not to attack “self” tissues. Her studies in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) demonstrate that a single intra-LN dose reverses disease-induced paralysis. These effects were permanent for the duration of the studies and were specific, aiming to eliminate the broad immunosuppressive effects that plague current clinical therapies.

• Katy Olesnavage, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Cure it!” Graduate Winner: Method to Design a Better Prosthetic Foot
Olesnavage invented a process to create high-performance, mass-producible, low cost prosthetic feet. This process gives prosthetic foot designers rules and guidelines about how to produce a product that will most closely replicate typical walking motion. Her process looks to reproduce the behavior of a biological ankle and foot by determining the shape, size and material of a prosthetic foot structure and then calculating how it will bend in response to a certain amount of weight.

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize applicants were evaluated by screening committees with expertise in the invention categories as well as a national judging panel of industry leaders – who also select the annual $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize winner. Screeners and judges assessed candidates on breadth and depth of inventiveness and creativity; potential for societal benefit and economic commercial success; community and environmental systems impact; and experience as a role model for youth.

Students interested in applying for the 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize can find more information here.
The Lemelson-MIT Program is also seeking partners with interest in sponsoring the competition, in addition to supporting the execution and scaling into new categories. Interested sponsors can find more information here.

ABOUT THE LEMELSON-MIT PROGRAM
Celebrating invention, inspiring youth

The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.

Jerome H. Lemelson, one of U.S. history’s most prolific inventors, and his wife Dorothy founded the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. It is funded by The Lemelson Foundation and administered by the School of Engineering at MIT, an institution with a strong ongoing commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for K-12 STEM education. For more information, visit Lemelson.MIT.edu.

ABOUT THE LEMELSON FOUNDATION
Based in Portland, The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives. Inspired by the belief that invention can solve many of the biggest economic and social challenges of our time, the Foundation helps the next generation of inventors and invention-based businesses to flourish. The Lemelson Foundation was established in the early 1990s by prolific inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy. To date the Foundation has made grants totaling over $200 million in support of its mission. For more information, visit http://lemelson.org.

For More Information about the Lemelson-MIT Program & The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize:
Jennifer Manley
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PARAMORE RETURN WITH “AFTER LAUGHTER”

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BAND ANNOUNCE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM

ARRIVING EVERYWHERE ON MAY 12TH

ALBUM PRE-ORDERS BEGIN TODAY
WITH INSTANT GRAT OF FIRST SINGLE, “HARD TIMES”

COMPANION VIDEO FOR “HARD TIMES” OUT NOW (WATCH HERE)

EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS THIS JUNE

Paramore After Laughter

Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced the eagerly awaited release of their fifth studio album. “AFTER LAUGHTER” will arrive everywhere on Friday, May 12th.  The GRAMMY Award-winning band’s first new album in more than four years, “AFTER LAUGHTER,” is available for pre-order beginning today and accompanied by an instant grat download of the just unveiled new single, “Hard Times.”  “Hard Times” is joined by a dynamic new companion video. The clip, directed by Andrew Joffe, premieres today exclusively on Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel.

“AFTER LAUGHTER” was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B – Paramore’s first time recording in their own beloved hometown. The album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York.   “AFTER LAUGHTER” also marks the return of original member Zac Farro back to the band.

Paramore will kick off a European headline tour this June.  For tour dates and more news, please visit paramore.net.

Paramore – 4x GRAMMY nominees and winner of the “Best Rock Song” trophy at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards – have long established themselves as international rock superstars.  Their previous self-titled album “PARAMORE” made a chart topping debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2013 release marking Paramore’s first #1 album to date – and also scoring an array of #1 debuts around the globe. “PARAMORE” showcased a string of blockbuster singles including two 2x RIAA platinum-certified hits, the top 10 “Still Into You” and the #1 smash, “Ain’t It Fun.” The latter track proved Paramore’s biggest single to date, ascending to #1 at Hot AC and Rock radio outlets nationwide, #2 at Top 40, as well as to the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – the band’s first ever top 10 hit on the overall chart and their highest peaking song thus far.

Paramore has had a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold-certified debut, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” and 2007’s 2x platinum-certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 3x platinum-certified hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum-certified singles “crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide platinum “Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum-certified “brand new eyes” and its GRAMMY®-nominated smash, “The Only Exception.”

Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plus on the road, with highlights including sold out headline arena tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe. Paramore has consistently drawn both critical acclaim as well as a wide ranging list of international honors and accolades, now including a GRAMMY® Award, two People’s Choice Awards, three NME Awards, three MTV Video Music Award nominations, and much much more.

PARAMORE
“AFTER LAUGHTER”
(Fueled By Ramen)
Release Date: Friday, May 12th

Colors

TRACK LISTING:
1. Hard Times
2. Rose-Colored Boy
3. Told You So
4. Forgiveness
5. Fake Happy
6. 26
7. Pool
8. Grudges
9. Caught In The Middle
10. Idle Worship
11. No Friend
12. Tell Me How

CONTACT:
Christina Kotsamanidis
212.707.2241
Christina.Kotsamanidis@atlanticrecords.com

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