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Posts tagged “STEM education”

Updated July 17

Durham student honored at White House for work on environment

Sharon Chen Sharon Chen, a junior at Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, got to spend time at the White House Friday as one of the winners of the President's Environmental Youth Awards.

July 13

Obama announces $240M in STEM education pledges

Obama President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

July 8

Black Girls CODE comes to Raleigh-Durham

Black Girls Code Girls in the Raleigh-Durham area have an opportunity this month to learn computer science and coding through two innovative programs offered by the new, local chapter of Black Girls CODE, an organization which focuses on helping minority girls in underserved areas better understand programming and digital technology.

April 24

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Here's how we can reinvent the classroom for the digital age

Vivek Wadhwa Technology is enabling a possible revolution in education. I am not talking about the much-hyped Massive Open Online Courses. To me, these are as imaginative as the first TV shows in which radio stars stood in front of a camera with a microphone in hand. I am talking about a complete transformation of the way teaching is done, with the computer taking the role of the lecturer, the teacher becoming a coach, and students taking responsibility for their own learning.

April 21

Premium Lock 25 NC and SC educators named STEM Fellows

STEM News Discovery Place Education Studio has announced the 2015 cohort of its flagship program STEM Fellows, a three-year fellowship that prepares local teachers for dynamic, hands-on learning experiences in order to deliver high-impact STEM lessons in the classroom that prepare students for real world challenges.

March 23

Premium Lock Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education

Obama Film Festival President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

March 23

Premium Lock Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

STEM education news President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

March 6

Premium Lock Duke students look to improve on 2nd-place finish at eco-car competition

Last year, in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Houston, a team from Duke University took second place. This year, they hope to better their showing in the global competition where students design, build and test energy-efficient vehicles.

March 2

Premium Lock Students@Work offers valuable experience for middle schoolers

The Broadband Report: More than 100 North Carolina businesses will be helping middle school students this week connect with what they are learning in the classroom with future career opportunities.

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Updated February 23

Premium Lock Google picks Triangle Boys & Girls Clubs for computer science program

The Raleigh-Durham metro area is one of seven metropolitan areas selected for a Google program that will teach elementary and middle-school students about computer science in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and AmeriCorps.

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January 30

Premium Lock With revenue up, Biogen Idec looks to add new jobs in Triangle

Biogen Idec Revenue for the Triangle's largest biotech company was up 40 percent over the prior year, and they are adding 100 new jobs at all levels of the organization in the next couple of months while also committing to the local talent pool.

January 20

Premium Lock Verizon grant provides tablets to Raleigh middle school students

Carroll Magnet Middle School Students and teachers at Raleigh's Carroll Magnet Middle School will take possession Tuesday of their newest learning tool, Samsung Galazy tablets funded by Verizon. The school is one of eight in the nation to be named to the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program directed non-profit Digital Promise.

December 12, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends: Follow Friday, Ebolo, WCPSS and Hour of Code, IoT, Wake Army Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

October 28, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Tuesday: Bridging the Gap, #TechEX14, and IBM Insight Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

October 27, 2014

Premium Lock STEM East expands into Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

The Golden LEAF Foundation awarded $200,000 to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRM) this week to implement two STEM Learning Centers in NRM Schools.

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October 21, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Tuesday: #ComeTechOutNC, Triangle Tuesdays, #ASTC2014 Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

August 8, 2014

Premium Lock ExitEvent news: Inside Durham's Iron Yard Academy

ExitEvent ExitEvent's Laura Baverman explores the inner workings of Durham's first code school in this story as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

August 4, 2014

Premium Lock NCTA names STEM scholarship winners

NCTA Every year, NCTA honors the memory of its founding CEO, Betsy Y. Justus, by awarding a scholarship in her name. This year, the scholarship was expanded to provide two students with a $4,000 scholarship and a computer from Lenovo.

Updated July 14, 2014

Premium Lock N.C. Research Campus internship program plants seeds to grow STEM careers

The future of food research is taking root in some very fertile ground - the minds of students working on the N.C. Research Campus. In an Insider exclusive for WRAL TechWire, read how a new internship program encourages STEM careers

Michael Balloskis, left, and Brooklyn Phillips in the P2EP program. Michael Balloskis, left, and Brooklyn Phillips in the P2EP program.

Updated June 19, 2014

Premium Lock New push led by Google underway to get girls into computer sciences

This week Google, with a driverless car and Web-surfing eyeglasses under its belt, has given The Associated Press an early look at how it's trying to change the gender disparity in its own workforce, and in the pipeline of potential workers, by launching a campaign Thursday called "Made with Code."

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