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NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center students test fly Mars Airplane Prototype

 

Written by Jay Levine, X-Press editor
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdwards, CA – Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

Called the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-M, the small, remotely piloted glider aircraft flew August 11th at Armstrong. It continues an effort that began last year with a mostly different group of students.

The Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-M, flies during a test flight. Students during the past two summers worked on the concept leading to successful flights. (NASA Photo / Lauren Hughes)

The Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-M, flies during a test flight. Students during the past two summers worked on the concept leading to successful flights. (NASA Photo / Lauren Hughes)

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Tennessee is Top State in United States for Advanced Industry Job Growth according to Brookings Institution Report

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee ranks No. 1 among U.S. states for advanced industry job growth since 2013, the Brookings Institution found in a newly released report.

From 2013 to 2015, Tennessee’s advanced industry jobs increased by an average of 4.6 percent annually, according to Brookings, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. With the highest percentage growth rate among U.S. states, Tennessee outpaced the national average of 2.46 percent annual advanced industry job growth.

Tennessee’s Advanced Industry Jobs grew 4.6% annually from 2013 to 2015.

Tennessee’s Advanced Industry Jobs grew 4.6% annually from 2013 to 2015.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) fills Administrator Positions

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) has selected three candidates to fill administrator positions for the upcoming school year.

Current assistant principal, Scott Wainwright, has been appointed to serve as the principal of New Providence Middle School.  Rossview Middle School teacher, Jenette Spurbeck, has been chosen as an assistant principal at Clarksville High School (CHS).  Richview Middle School (RIMS) teacher, Lisa Courson, has been selected as an assistant principal at RIMS.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System's administrators (Top: L to R) Scott Wainwright, Jenette Spurbeck, and Lisa Courson.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s administrators (Top: L to R) Scott Wainwright, Jenette Spurbeck, and Lisa Courson.

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Clarksville Students Seek Fun in the Lab Instead of Fun in the Sun

 

Written by Karin Fielder Weaver and Kelly C. Motes
Intellectually gifted teens are always on the lookout for extra challenges.

Nashville State Community CollegeNashville, TN – As most teenagers head to the pool for summer break, two of Nashville State Community College’s youngest students, Hannah Motes, age 15, and Sebastian Motes, age 13, are getting ready to head off to a summer full of academic camps following their completion of more than 30 college credits.

These academically talented dual-enrollment students recently made the news by finishing their first year at Nashville State Community College (NSCC). Hannah began attending NSCC in June 2015 at the age of 14. To date, she has completed 38 college credits, with a cumulative college GPA of 3.45.

(L to R) Hannah Motes and Sebastian Motes.

(L to R) Hannah Motes and Sebastian Motes.

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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.

State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Offers Four Summer Academy-Themed Camps

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) will be offering four different academy-themed camps for students this summer.

They include: a STEM Exploration Camp at Kenwood High School; a Create Workshop at Rossview High School; a MediCamp at Northwest High School; and an Ag Summer Camp at Montgomery Central High School.

All of the three-day camps are $40.00 each.

Four Academy-Themed Camps to be offered by Clarksville-Montgomery County School System this summer.

Four Academy-Themed Camps to be offered by Clarksville-Montgomery County School System this summer.

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APSU to host STEM, Pre-Health Career Day on April 4th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Office of Career Services will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career Day, along with a Health Professional Career Day, from 1:00pm-4:00pm on April 4th, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Austin Peay State University's Morgan University Center. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center. (APSU)

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National Corvette Museum opens Cave-In Exhibit on Two Year Anniversary of Museum Sinkhole

 

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – Two years ago, on February 12th, 2014, many people across the globe woke up to some startling news – a sinkhole had opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and eight Corvettes were laying at the bottom of it.

Fortunately, the cars and building were the only things damaged as it occurred in the early morning hours before anyone was in the Museum. The story captivated those who watched it, and while the Museum initially planned to put the past behind them, the interest in the sinkhole and damaged Corvettes was undeniable.

National Corvette Museum Cave-In Exhibit. (National Corvette Museum)

National Corvette Museum Cave-In Exhibit. (National Corvette Museum)

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Austin Peay State University can give Residents within 250 miles In-State Tuition Rates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – If you live or attend high school in a county outside of Tennessee that is within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, then you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay.

High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or higher are eligible for an additional Provost Scholarship, bringing tuition rates within a few dollars of the University’s in-state rate.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Governor’s Square Mall to hold Back to School Fair this Saturday, July 25th

 

Free Family Fun, Science, Exhibitors, Giveaways and the Back to School Fashion Show

Governors Square MallClarksville, TN – The annual Back to School Fair at Governor’s Square Mall is this Saturday, July 25th from 12:00pm-4:00pm. The event will include free fun and educational family entertainment, exhibitors, and the Back to School Fashion Show. Visit the DJ table in Dick’s Court to register-to-win prizes and pick up a bag full of Back to School coupons from mall retailers (while supplies last).

Find out more about programs and services available through Navy Federal Credit Union, WorkForce Essentials’ Drivers Ed program, Clarksville Cheer Extreme, Clarksville Dental Center, AFS-USA Exchange Students Program, the West Creek High School Criminal Justice Academy and register for dance, cheer, and football programs. «Read the rest of this article»

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