Posts tagged “Education”

July 21

Mike Walden: Why can't we get the economy just right?

Mike Walden We'd like to get the economy "just right" for everyone but usually appear to fail. One of the frequent questions I'm asked in my many public presentations is, "Why can't smart economists and public policymakers get the economy 'just right'?"

July 21

Coding school Iron Yard is shutting down, including Durham, Raleigh sites

The Iron Yard The Iron Yard, a four-year-old startup focusing on providing coding training, is shutting down. The firm operates two campuses in the Triangle, including a site in property operated by The American Underground.

July 17

Education software firm Terra Dotta raises $3.3M (+ video)

A Chapel Hill-based higher education software company has raised $3.3 million in a private equity offering, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

July 12

Premium Lock Ways forward for women entrepreneurs to end 'endemic bias'

Diversity  A new report from international consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in conjunction with The Crowdfunding Center not only provides data that shows the success women are having as entrepreneurs in raising crowdfunding but also provides recommendations on how women, governments, agencies, investors, educators and men can help drive more diversity in startup funding. Here's a look.

July 11

Enloe High School team's app wins national Lenovo honor (+ video)

An app developed by a team of students at Raleigh's Enloe High School is the top winner in a national competition put on by Lenovo, the NAF and judges from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

July 5

Kenan Trust awards $1.5M to UNC for rural health program

Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, Clinical Associate Professor in the UNC School of Nursing. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $1.5 million to establish clinical experiences for health professions students in rural areas of the state, launching the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI).

July 3

Premium Lock Why IT projects fail - Insight from a Duke researcher

Why do so many information technology projects fail? Duke Fuqua business school professor Jeremy Petranka takes a look.

June 29

Premium Lock NCSU study: Biz execs face 'ever-increasing array of risks' What are their top concerns? What are calls to action?

Risks Just in time for harried business executives trying to deal with the latest global ransomware crisis, North Carolina State's Poole College of Management is out with a new study focusing on risk management. Its conclusion: "An ever-increasing array" of challenges threatens their success. Here are their top concerns and the study authors' calls to action.

June 26

Insomniac Games exec to grads: Don't get discouraged - 'just keep doing the work'

"Art school gave you a great overview, a place to try things. But it is perfectly normal to spend some time honing your craft and looking around before you start your dream job," Chad Dezern of Insomniac Games tells Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham graduates. "The important thing is to know that, and not get discouraged--just keep doing the work." Here is his complete graduation speech.

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June 26

Premium Lock Vance-Granville CC lands $31M Siemens software grant

Computer coding In what's called the largest grant ever made to the college, Vance-Granville Community College has received a $31 million software grant from Siemens PLM Software.

June 23

Premium Lock Mike Walden: Can pro sports spur economic development?

Mike Walden A pro sports team and its complementary playing facility is not necessarily a "home run", "slam dunk", "touchdown" or "shot-on-goal" for economic development. When public money is involved several hard questions must be considered and addressed, and lessons should be learned from the experiences of other cities and regions.

June 22

Premium Lock Duke's Coach K rings opening bell at NASDAQ

Duke men's basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski is all smiles as he rings the opening bell at NASDAQ in New York on Thursday.

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June 19

Premium Lock Nonpartisan biz group: 'Upgrading American government - it's not rocket science'

Innovation DisruptDC, a new nonpartisan business group, calls on Washington to make changes in government in order to develop a more prosperous economy. The group publishes a letter to government leaders on the day the White House is hosting technology CEOs to discuss modernization and innovation.

Updated June 19

Premium Lock Apprenticeships a 'triple bottom line' for employers

Former senior Lenovo and IBM executive Tom Looney is driving apprenticeship programs at Wake Tech, hoping to provide more opportunities for the community college's students as well as workers to be hired by Triangle employers needing skilled talent.

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Updated June 16

Premium Lock Exclusive: Former Lenovo exec Tom Looney talks apprenticeships, giving back

Tom Looney, the retired senior executive at Lenoovo who championed bringing business to North Carolina, is in his latest career seeking to boost the state through apprenticeships for Wake Tech Community College at area employers. In an exclusive Q&A, Looney talks about giving back and how apprenticeships could help address a growing need for skilled workers.

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Updated June 14

Premium Lock Apprenticeships: A solution for employers AND job seekers

North Carolina community colleges are stepping up their efforts to deal with a growing skilled labor shortage through apprenticeship programs. And President Trump, the apprentice in chief from his days as the TV show host, is calling for every high school to offer apprentice programs. But is this an answer to America's labor shortage? NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden sees pros and cons.

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June 14

Premium Lock Duke Energy provides $2.7M for STEM, other programs

STEM education news  Duke Energy is charging up summertime education programs, including numerous ones focusing on STEM and work force development, with $2.7 million in grants.

Updated June 9

Premium Lock Internet of Things for the masses: Microsoft unleashes IoT Central

In the cloud Daniel Callahan, an analyst at Technology Business Research, says Microsoft aims to deliver IoT to the masses via IoT Central. The new offering is slated to roll out during 2Q17-3Q17, and TBR will be watching to see if it lives up to its promise.

June 9

Premium Lock Apple CEO to MIT grads: Tech without values is worthless

Tim Cook Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.

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