SMART Grants – Educational Grants For The Student Of Math, Science And Languages

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grants assist those undergraduate post-secondary students that major in other languages or certain designated technical fields. Financial grant assistance is provided on need-basis to help these students meet their educational expenses.

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grants are overseen by way of the Department of Education and fall under the Federal Student Aid Information Center. To become entitled to a this, students need to be signed up for eligible schools that might be public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education. These can include but are not limited to universities, colleges, hospital schools of nursing, vocational-technical schools and for- profit institutions.

Only specific majors meet the requirements to be considered for a this grant. These are Science (including life sciences, physical science and computer science), Technology, Engineering, Critical foreign language studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mathematics, and certain natural resource conservation and multidisciplinary programs.

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grants are not accessible for graduate students or those students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree without any exceptions possible. The student should be enrolled in a four-year degree program, be in either their third or the fourth year of said program and be allowed to receive a Pell Grant in the same year that they want to be considered for a SMART Grant. Students must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Students really need to sign a statement of educational purpose, are not allowed to owe a refund on another a Title IV grant, and cannot currently have a Title IV loan that is defaulted.

While the program itself is overseen by the Department of Education, the institution that the student is enrolled in will act as the disbursing agent. The institution calculates and pays the SMART Grants. This can be done using a payment schedule put together by the Department of Education. The Department of Education will then calculate if the student is eligible for assistance and the office the student sent the original application sent to will send the student a notification whether or not they were eligible for assistance. The student then delivers this received notification to the institution and will have their grant calculated from there. The funding available and the selection of recipients that the institution estimates will determine this payment schedule.

The total grants were $230,000,000 in 2007; approximately $260,000,000 in 2008; and approximately $270,000,000 in 2009. Depending on the need of the student and how much they are assigned, the grant received through the program can range upwards of $4000. SMART Grants assistance cannot exceed the student’s actual price of education. The normal reward for students was around $3,291.

Due to recent cutbacks, there is no guarantee word yet on whether the SMART Grant will be available for students for the 2011-2012 year and onwards.

2007 Future Technology and Trends to Watch For

What will be the biggest news and trends in 2007? What are some of the technologies we should watch? What can we expect and what should we be keeping an eye on these days? Well not long ago our Online Think Tank considered this subject and it was deemed that the list of trends was growing and it would be a full time effort to keep a watchful eye on all this. Below is a partial list of notable things we considered;

  • High Tech Sport Equipment
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Clean Water Technologies
  • Earthquake Prediction
  • Volcanic Research
  • Global Warming
  • Chinese Pollution
  • Hurricane Research
  • Middle Eastern Politics
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Brain Research
  • Aviation Technologies
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Video Computer Games
  • Super Computers
  • Quantum Computing
  • Non-Profit Fundraising
  • World Economic Trends
  • Online Article Submission Websites
  • Online Article Author Advances
  • 2007 Trends in Robotic Parking Structures
  • Material sciences
  • Recycling
  • E85 Ethanol
  • Government Regulatory Trends
  • General Aviation
  • Housing Markets
  • Automotive Industry
  • Digital Libraries
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Legal Reform
  • Manufacturing Sector
  • Robotics Industry
  • SmartDust
  • Nano Technology
  • Commercialization of Space
  • Communication Satellites
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Truck Technologies
  • Illegal Immigrations
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Distribution
  • Consumer Debt
  • Bird Flu

Of course with any list like this you can imagine the number of items which did not make the list but did indeed come so close. This list started with 400 items and these are the subjects that the list was reduced too.

This project took about 500 man hours and still one has to wonder if it is complete, as there are always new things on the horizon which pop up every day in the realms of science and technology and world events.

I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.

Cancer, Compassion and Gravitational Force – An Open Address to the United Nations Secretariat

Medical science has made compassionate discoveries, such as providing anaesthetics to banish the pain of surgery. Important new discoveries now exist for the betterment of the human condition. At the same time, millions of people are fleeing religious terrorism throughout the world. As this concerns human health, the problem comes under the auspices of a medical science. However, such a science cannot solve this problem until it is able to address a new awareness concerning the psychological nature of human mathematical intent. Prevailing western science has driven civilisation to become obsessed with a pathological aspect of mathematical thought. Yet it can now be demonstrated that the mind embraces two aspects of mathematical thought, one compassionate and the other completely carcinogenic, directly related to the trauma of cancerous growth and development. Quantum entanglement to guide optimum evolutionary consciousness is about the biological information energies interacting with the energies of chaos, as proposed by the 1939 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Svent-Giorgyi.

In his second book about his theory of evolution entitled ‘The Ascent of Man’, Charles Darwin noted that the existence of human compassion was pronounced. So much so that within placid societies compassion might be associated with the destiny of human evolution. Darwin, like most other scholars, educated within the realms of western science, was completely unaware that Isaac Newton had published his theory that gravity caused the evolution of emotional universal consciousness. This is an infallible argument. It is confirmed in Newton’s 28th Query Discussions published within his English language second edition of Opticks. Newton derived this theory from the ancient Greek science that associated gravitational force with a universal demiurge to cast life force into the cosmic egg.

This concept was taken from ancient Egyptian theories of creation, in which atomic mathematical purpose belonged to the ethical functioning of an infinite living universe. Compassion was a crucial behavioural concept, which, in the Second Kingdom, was fused with political law. The Greek geometer, Thales, and the mathematician, Pythagoras, studied Egyptian ethical political mathematics in Thebes, and their work led to the invention of ethical science in Third Century BC Greece.

Compassion is now central to the science of quantum biology as an infinite fractal logic governing the evolution of emotional consciousness, and it can now be defined in new scientific terms. The quantum physics of nanotechnology has been used to examine the properties of Dr Candace Pert’s discovery of the molecule of emotion. This molecule constantly upgrades the health of cellular evolution in order for the DNA of new born children to evolve, to better cope with their generational environmental changes. This compassionate function affects the future of the human species, not identifiable with past primitive, violent animal behaviour of immature sexual emotion. Darwin saw this animalistic behaviour as ensuring the survival of the fittest, however, virtually all past life on Earth has become extinct. The compassionate human survival concept needs to be critically examined scientifically, as it relates human evolution within a multidimensional universe. However, the practical capability to do this is beyond the scientific experience of those who can only define universal compassion in terms of yesterday’s religious separatist convictions. In times gone by such quantum evolutionary leaps resulted in hatred, fear, and unimaginable psychotic violence, as history has clearly recorded.

In 1969 the American Psychological Association in Washington explored the idea of an evolving consciousness, inspiring Julian Jaynes to write his controversial book ‘The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind’, published in 1979. Jaynes argued in his book that a bicameral mentality – a separation between the rational and the intuitive aesthetic mind – was a normal state of human mentality only 3000 years ago. During the 21st Century, appraisals of his book by neurological researchers have given sustainable biological credence to his theories concerning the human evolutionary process.

Julian Jaynes wrote about the early evolutionary process associated with the linking of both cognitive aspects of the human mind. Placid peoples living in Mesopotamia remembered the family guidance of deceased eminent elders as voices in their mind, considering them to be the voices of caring gods. In other tribes, which had invented such things as mathematics and cuneiform writing, people began to lose this comforting, benign form of schizophrenia and made idols to replace the primitive consciousness. Priests, claiming to know the will of such idols, cast scorn on the placid natured peoples and generated a fanatical hatred of them.

Anatolian refugees, seeking freedom from invasion, were so widespread in 1200 BC that the vast Hittite empire collapsed. The most powerful king of central Assyria, Tiglath- Pileser I, impaled thousands of passive people, as well as enslaving many refugees, sentencing them to governmental policies of the cruellest nature imaginable. The King had images engraved depicting this horrific death by slow torture of non-violent people. Likewise in 1600, Giordano Bruno was imprisoned, tortured and then burnt alive by the Roman Catholic Church in Rome for teaching about the ancient lost Greek gravitational concept at Oxford University. Newton suffered a mental breakdown after being similarly threatened by the church in England, after daring to publish about this lost Greek gravitational concept.

The only mathematical logic that supports Newton’s gravitational concept of evolving emotion is infinite fractal logic. In this day and age it can be considered a crime against humanity for our prevailing scientific culture to continue to deny that infinite logic can be linked to the living process. It is no longer acceptable that science should continue to define compassion in terms governed by a physics law demanding the eventual destruction of all life in the universe. Albert Einstein’s genius can now be immortalised beyond the limits of this ‘universal heat death law’ that he incorrectly considered was the premier law of all of the sciences.

Some scientists are now beginning to realise that as science evolves, it must embrace the energies of compassionate evolution, in order for civilisation to avoid extinction. The original pagan Platonic Greek science was dedicated specifically to avoid such extinction, which was mathematically linked to its definition of ultimate chaos being a property of unformed matter within the physical atom. Although it is normal for some species of animal to fight to the death to obtain opportunity to mate, this does not ensure infinite evolution. It is now necessary for humanity to free itself from what can be described as a primitive religious mindset forcing it to worship the terrible, ancient gods of destructive chaos.

Optimum seashell growth and development through space-time has been measured to utilise an invisible mechanical force that prevailing science has no overall understanding about. This knowledge needs to become common logic within a medical science as soon as possible. Deeply held fixed religious emotions, threatened by the evolutionary process redefining the concept of spiritual reality, are extremely volatile. Violent reactions will only disappear when the new omni-technology is capable of providing obvious genuine benefits to the entire global human condition. Various tribes on earth are now being forced by the millions to intermingle with global humanity, bringing about unsustainable living conditions because of religious indifference toward any omni-science and technology that could easily cope with that situation. The entire global economic system continues to promote enslavement to international debt, based upon the prevailing heat death law logic that has sentenced humanity to extinction.

Last century, in order to decry the philosophy of the nazi Third Reich and that of empty religious dogma, the Nobel Laureate mathematician, Lord Bertrand Russell, pointed out that they were both basically meaningless, and a more loving social system should emerge to replace them. Russell’s most famous essay was entitled ‘A Freeman’s Worship’, and advocated that Einstein’s premier law of all science, the universal heat death law, must be the basis of social well-being. Nonetheless, this idea unintentionally remains a cult of death. Russell’s pleasure seeking philosophy made him Britain’s most foremost advocate of the cult of free love, resulting in the particularly sordid outcome of three collapsed marriages.

Babylonian culture emerged as a materialistic culture, in which priests used their finite mathematical knowledge to predict eclipses in order to be able to terrorise the populace. Egyptian culture on the other hand developed an infinite atomic mathematics, which later became the basis for Platonic ethical government theory in Greece.

During the 1800s America’s champion of democracy, Ralph Waldo Emerson, used infinite Sanskrit mathematical logic, which allowed evolution to be an infinite biological process, to point out that the American culture had inherited the Babylonian mechanical ethos to plunge the people into economic slavery. The concept of American democratic liberty taken from a limited understanding of ancient Greek political philosophy was declared by Alexander Hamilton, during the formation of the Constitution of the United States of America to be based upon the false assumption that Newton’s theory of gravity was about the workings of a mechanical universe.

Aristotle envisaged a science to guide ennobling government for the health of the universe in order that civilisation would not be destroyed. That medical science, based upon compassionate mathematics, depicts a new form of cancer research, in which medical scientists are able to embrace the concept of mathematical infinity. Georg Cantor, considered to be history’s greatest mathematician, referred to Aristotle’s theory as the meaning of ‘the pursuit of happiness’ mentioned in the Constitution of the United States of America. Cantor wrote that the denial of this mathematical concept was a myopic fear of infinity inhabiting the modern scientific mind.