Posts tagged “STEM education”

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 7

Premium Lock STEM careers offer highest college grad salaries

STEM careers offer highest college grad salaries in the U.S. and globally, according to a new analysis of of entry-level professional salaries by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry.

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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.

June 1

Premium Lock Construct3D: Celebrating 3D printing in education

As the first national academic conference centered around 3D printing and education, the recent Construct3D at Duke University sold out quickly and it did not disappoint. We were all reminded of the many ways digital fabrication opens doors for creativity and self-expression in the classroom, while also teaching invaluable technical skills.

Putting 3D print technology to work Putting 3D print technology to work

May 16

Premium Lock Enloe team's CPR app earns national Lenovo honor (+ video)

An app for guiding people through giving of CPR in the event of a heart attack that a team at Enloe High School in Raleigh developed is one of five winners in a national mobile app contest put on by Lenovo.

May 15

Premium Lock Robot future: IBM acts for jobs on a best-in-class way forward via public-private partnerships (+ video)

In the second of a two-part report abot robotics' threat to jobs for humans in the future, Geoff Woollacott, Senior Strategy Consultant and Principal Analyst at Technology Business Research, outlines ideas from IBM to help people stay employed.

May 5

Premium Lock Construct3D 2017 education conference underway at Duke University

The aim of this conference is to raise the level of discourse and deepen the value of this technology for all of those engaged in this practice through a series of keynote talks, educator and technology innovator presentations, context-specific track activities, and hands-on workshops and demonstrations.

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Updated April 20

Premium Lock Datathon at Duke offers big talent recruiting opportunity, says former Red Hat exec

A datathon taking place at Duke on Friday offers a significant recruiting opportunity for Citadel, a $26 billion hedge fund, and Citadel Securities, says the former Red Hat executive L.J. Brock who is chief people officer at Citadel. He explains the event and what the firms are looking for in an exclusive interview. (Plus, Brock discusses his favorite Red Hat memories.)

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April 18

Premium Lock Laura Baverman: 35 Summer opportunities to fuel your kid's entrepreneurial spirit

Laura Baverman Here's a comprehensive list of camps, programs and events to encourage entrepreneurship and critical thinking in children this summer.

April 13

Premium Lock STEM For Kids makes Entrepreneur mag's top franchises list

Raleigh-based STEM For Kids, which developed and markets STEM education programs, has been named to Entrepreneur magazine's Top New Franchises list.

March 29

Premium Lock Putting the Triangle on the map for women in STEM

STEM education news  Triangle Women in STEM and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are hosting a conversation with APCO Worldwide's Lisa Ross to explore the current challenges and opportunities in attracting, promoting and retaining local female professionals in STEM fields. Jo Abernathy, Chief Information Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, previews the event and talks about Triangle Women in STEM's efforts.

March 28

Premium Lock STEM news: Words matter when math teachers describe student learning

STEM Education News ‚ÄčThink back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a "high," "middle" or "low" group? If so, you'll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers talk about students' mathematical work.

March 24

Premium Lock STEM study: Women trail in education, entrepreneurship, income

STEM Education News A new study finds that there are fewer women involved in STEM education, are far less likely to be STEM entrepreneurs, and also lag in compensation for STEM employment.

February 24

Premium Lock What's happening in NC with statewide support for digital learning

The Haw River runs through the town of Saxapahaw, N.C.--past farms, past the old cotton mill that has been renovated into an arts and music center. And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit.

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock '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.

The "Outthink Hidden" app The "Outthink Hidden" app

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.

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