Posts tagged “STEM education”

September 14

Premium Lock Inventor, professor, entrepreneur DeSimone receives $250,000 Heinz Award

Dr. Joseph DeSimone adds another prestigious award to a growing list of honors - this one being the Heinz Award from the Heinz Family Foundation. He calls the prize, which includes $250,000, a "humbling recognition."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone Dr. Joseph DeSimone

September 8

'Back to School Tech Party' - a bridge over the digital divide

STEM education news  At Google Fiber, we've long been committed to helping to bridge the digital divide -- the unmistakable line that exists between people with ready access to the internet and the latest tech tools and those without. So on August 23, Google Fiber teamed with the Durham Housing Authority to host a Back to School Tech Party; inviting all fifth through eighth grade youth living in DHA communities.

Updated September 1

Mike Walden: Are the humanities still useful In a tech world?

Mike Walden While agreeing the need for STEM graduates will continue to increase, there are some futurists predicting that as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated and more pervasive, training in the humanities will actually become more - not less - valuable.

August 22

Premium Lock New UNC Fellowship helps push MBA student's STEM gaming idea

Chijioge Nwogu   A UNC entrepreneurship club partners with NY-based FinTech startup CommonBond to support MBA students' startup work - and a UNC student benefits.

August 14

Premium Lock Dystopia or utopia? Jobs, education, the future and you

Help wanted          What is the future for jobs? Is it dystopian or utopian? Seems technology really isn't giving we humans much of a choice. Unless we continue to fight back. Thus a WRAL TechWire package about the challenges facing us in workforce development.

Updated August 11

Premium Lock Execs: NC must change education to win job wars

States and countries that figure out how to compete in the coming jobs wars will be big economic winners, Lewis Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared e at the Chamber's 2017 Education Conference. Many corporate and government leaders agreed with him.

Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference

August 7

Premium Lock Biomaufacturing firm, UNCW form student workplace experience partnership

STEM Education News A public/private partnership is providing biology and chemistry majors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with unique insight into the pharmaceutical services industry.

July 11

Premium Lock 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.

STEM education offeres highest starting salaries. STEM education offeres highest starting salaries.

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.

Updated May 11

Employers lead to fill job skills need in Johnston County

For the Workforce Development Center (WDC) of Johnston Community College, local biotech giants Grifols and Novo Nordisk provided the land, bought specialized equipment for training in biotech, and in some cases, helped pay for the instructors.

JCC Workforce Development Center JCC Workforce Development Center

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.

Construct3D Construct3D

Updated May 4

Grifols, Johnston Community College plant seeds of biotech careers in eighth grade learning lab

The "Discover the Plasma" week-long course taught in all Johnston County eighth-grade science classes provides an introduction to what's involved in a biotechnology career, and especially what goes on inside the large Grifols manufacturing facility in Clayton.

8th graders get biotech intro 8th graders get biotech intro

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.)

L.J. Brock L.J. Brock

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.

Techwire Inside Partners
The Skinny: A Blog by Rick Smith