Posts tagged “STEM education”

Updated January 5

'Hidden Figures' IBM AR project links in 3 Triangle universities

IBM brings history to life through augmented reality just in time to tie-in with the launch of the NASA unknown heroes' movie "Hidden Figures." And the Triangle features three areas from which viewers can log in through a Pokemon Go-like app.

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January 3

Premium Lock Two upcoming events focus on STEMpreneurs

Startups   "We've found that many of our most innovative and brilliant young scientists, researchers, and technologists, our STEMpreneurs, can benefit from the business experience and practical knowledge of specialists in areas that support their endeavors", said Joe Magno, COIN's Executive Director.

Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock NCTA launches third CIO 'auction' for one-on-one meetings

NCTA Want to have lunch with one of the top chief information officers in North Carolina? The North Carolina Technology Association is offering an on-line auction for the opportunities.

Updated November 29, 2016

Premium Lock North Carolina scores poorly in national high-tech economy report

To use a sports analogy, North Carolina doesn't "hit its weight" when ranking the state's economic performance across a broad range of high-tech economy indicators. The nation's ninth largest state in terms of population, ranks in the top 10 only twice across 20 statistical categories cited in a new think-tank report.

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Updated September 28, 2016

Premium Lock Boston firm acquires Raleigh-based WebAssign

WebAssign, an online assessment and homework solution focused on STEM education based at NCSU's Centennial Campus, has been acquired by Cengage, an education and technology firm based in Boston. There have been no layoffs and the new owners plan to keep an office in Raleigh, a WebAssign executive says.

September 20, 2016

Premium Lock Planet Fitness franchise operator bringing 3 STEM campuses to Triangle

STEM News C.J. Bouchard and Joe Pepe, partners who operate 13 Planet Fitness gyms across the Triangle, will open three STEM education-focused campuses in a franchise agreement with Utah-based Zaniac.

Updated September 15, 2016

Premium Lock Chelsea Clinton: Education key to engaging more women in entrepreneurship

Chelsea Clinton tells a crowd at HQ Raleigh calls for more teachers in STEM, support of entrepreneurs through a "College Compact" helping students with loans, and praises people working in "the public interest."

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Updated May 31, 2016

Premium Lock Citing need for tech workers, report says computer science ed must be 'urgent priority'

STEM News "Despite surging demand, computer science education is only just beginning to gain traction in U.S. school systems," says a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "Policymakers should expand access to rigorous, high-quality courses in both high school and college."

Updated April 12, 2016

Premium Lock InnovateEDU: A summit to inspire minority, female students to study STEM

Animatou Sow A new Innovate Raleigh initiative kicks off this week with national speaker Animatou Sow, events at the NC Museum of History and Shaw University.

April 11, 2016

Premium Lock Bayer digs in to educate NC students on ag biotech

Bayer hosted more than 160 fifth graders and high school students from central North Carolina last week in RTP with students touring facilities, talking with Bayer staff and participating in hands-on exercises demonstrating how new crop seeds and ag chemicals move from an idea in someone's mind to a product used in a farmer's field.

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Updated March 29, 2016

Premium Lock Study says: Women seen as incompatible with STEM fields

Despite significant progress, women are still thought to lack the qualities needed to be successful scientists, according to Wellesley College researcher Linda Carli. Her study suggests this contributes to discrimination and prejudice against women in those fields.

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Updated February 26, 2016

Premium Lock Teach students to learn AND code, says startup Youth Digital's CEO

Talking STEM jobs or how to code is not enough to excited students about future careers. "Technology represents an amazing opportunity for young people, but instead of trying to build their interest by telling them it will help them get a job, I think it's more effective to emphasize the empowerment and opportunity that technology education offers them," says Justin Richards, the 27-year-old founder and CEO of Youth Digital. This is Engineers Week, and in a two-part interview Richards shares his passion about how to excite students about the potential of technology for their futures.

February 26, 2016

Premium Lock How to get more students, including girls and minorities, on the STEM track

Just offering students opportunities to learn coding is not enough, says the CEO of Chapel Hill-based Youth Digital. In the second part of a Q&A, Justin Richards talks about the roles of parents, teachers and schools - and how to get more girls as well as minorities on STEM career tracks.

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February 4, 2016

Premium Lock 'State of Technology' report shows NC's numerous strengths, also weaknesses

Information Technology         North Carolina, the nation's ninth largest state, meets or tops that rank in six of 22 statistical categories for technology, according to a report from the North Carolina Technology Association. But there is plenty of room for improvement since in 10 categories the state ranks 21st or lower.

February 1, 2016

Premium Lock Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science; read his address

President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of economy. dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy. Read a recap plus the full text of his address.

January 27, 2016

Premium Lock How can NC create more STEM jobs? A UNC-CH exec offers insight

STEM News WalletHub published a report this week that says Raleigh ranks 14th among the nation's top 100 metro areas for STEM-related jobs. In a Q&A, WalletHub talked with Jeff Sackaroff, associated director of career services at UNC-Chapel Hill, about how areas can improve the STEM job environment and also attract more minorities as well as women.

Updated January 26, 2016

Premium Lock Raleigh ranks 14th among top metros for STEM related jobs

STEM education news  A new study ranks Raleigh No. 14 among the best and worst metro areas for jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

Updated December 7, 2015

Premium Lock IBM apologizes after #HackAHairDryer campaign ignites big backlash

A social media campaign from IBM intended to encourage more women to become in STEM fields is backfiring. Numerous websites, especially in the U.K., lit up Monday morning with criticisms charging sexism in a "patronizing" campaign.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Durham startup Neuro+ teaches kids, and you, to improve attention skills

Neuro+, based in Durham, recently launched their technology, designed to help children--and adults--develop attention skills. The technology was designed with children diagnosed with ADHD in mind, yet is applicable and accessible to anyone that seeks to improve their attention skills.

November 23, 2015

Premium Lock 300 students participate in RTP's US2020 gaming and IT expo

RTP Foundation's US2020 IT and Gaming Fair 300 Wake and Durham County students traveled to RTP's Frontier to attend the first Gaming & IT Expo for US2020 RTP. The event was sponsored by Fidelity Investments, Red Hat, and IBM.

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