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Posts tagged “STEM education”

April 9

Red Hat offers OpenStack training course

Red Hat Red Hat announced a new training course on Wednesday for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to help IT professionals enhance their OpenStack skills in a blended learning environment.

April 9

Google's NC Gravity Games puts science smarts to the test

2014 NC Gravity Games Forty-six teams from schools all over North Carolina and hundreds of spectators turned out to make this year's games the biggest yet.

Updated March 21

Premium Lock Female programmers unite for weekend hackathon

Pearl Hacks UNC Students have worked with their counterparts at UVA and Maryland to put together a hackathon for women this weekend in Chapel Hill called Pearl Hacks.

Updated March 21

Premium Lock Lea(r)n seeks quality control in booming ed-tech market

The co-founder of the Triangle's new startup Lea(R)n discusses how North Carolina can lead the country through a fresh process of creating "clinical trials for education technology."

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Updated March 17

Premium Lock NC gets C- in digital learning report card

For the second time in as many years, North Carolina's overall grade for digital learning receives subpar marks from DC think tank - but is improving.

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Updated March 3

Premium Lock Students@Work gives glimpse into today's workforce

The Broadband Report: Middle Schoolers throughout North Carolina will get a chance to connect what they are learning in the classroom with the real world of work all this week during Students@Work.

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Updated January 31

Premium Lock 239,000 STEM jobs beckon in N.C., but report says state not delivering enough qualified students

The warning is stark: "The danger we face today is the possibility that fewer people will enter highly technical fields in the decades ahead, at a time when demand for individuals with these kinds of skills is on the rise." U.S. student achievement in STEM fields lags many industrialized countries, and North Carolina students lag many states. But pharma companies are stepping in to help bridge the gap. WRALTechWire examines the report from Battelle and its implications for North Carolina as well as the U.S.

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Updated January 27

Premium Lock Can North Carolina's classrooms really support digital learning?

The Broadband Report  The Broadband Report: The typical school in America has the same amount of Internet access as the typical home - with 100 times more users. Capacity, not access, is what prevents North Carolina schools from properly using digital learning to improve student outcomes.

December 24, 2013

Premium Lock IBM, Exxon, other businesses decry Texas retreat on tougher school math standards

STEM education news Texas is rolling back the requirement for Algebra II under pressure from lawmakers, some educators and business trade associations. They say advanced math skills aren't needed for many jobs, including those in the booming drilling industry. The move is opposed by a coalition of corporate interests including IBM Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and the Texas Association of Business.

Updated December 11, 2013

Premium Lock Raleigh school's 'Hour of Code' computer science event gets help from Coursefork

Computer science is a discipline taught in few U.S. schools. Online education startup Coursefork is partnering with Wiley Elementary School in Raleigh to help change that. Read how Coursefork is helping locally with the "Global Hour of Code" event.

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Updated December 6, 2013

Premium Lock N.C.'s innovation economy ranks average compared to other states, report finds

North Carolina's economy falls squarely in the middle of the pack compared to other states, according to a new state report tracking the state's progress across a wide range of economic measures. The North Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday released the Tracking Innovation report, a snapshot of the state's performance across 38 economic indicators. Read more about the findings.

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Updated December 5, 2013

Premium Lock Lenovo, Kramden Institute team to launch PC lab, STEM training center

Since 2003, Kramden Institute has provided refurbished PCs to students who need computers. With help from Lenovo, Kramden is now expanding to computer instruction and STEM training. Read more about the effort.

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November 26, 2013

Premium Lock NC STEM teacher training program seeking applications for 48 positions

STEM education news The North Carolina New Schools organization is accepting applications for its third class of prospective STEM teachers. The 15-month program includes school-based training, online coursework and is designed to produce more teachers.

Updated November 26, 2013

Premium Lock Analyze this: SAS steps up education commitment with Teradata deal

When it comes to education, SAS co-founder and CEO Jim Goodnight backs his talk with money and resources. On Monday, SAS expanded that commitment to create a better educated U.S. workforce by announcing a partnership with Teradata that will make analytics more widely available to college students - at no cost. While SAS has worked with Teradata to create the "Legion of Analytic Superheroes" to honor industry leader, this new effort is designed to generate student (and job-candidate) superheroes. The head of education at SAS talks with WRALTechWire about the decision.

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Updated November 22, 2013

Premium Lock Jacksonville student shows how broadband can bridge education gap

High school student Brooke Johnson takes classes near her home in Jacksonville and at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Read how the statewide NCREN network allows her to do that.

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Updated November 21, 2013

Premium Lock Technology skills gap threatens US future, author says

SAS will host a forum on Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by a lack of students focused on technology skills. SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and Jim Whitehurst, CEO at Red Hat, will reiterate their call for more STEM emphasis in schools. Leading the program will be Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of the new book "The U.S. Technology Skills Gap." Is the threat real? yes, says Beach, who talks with WRALTechWire about how this "skills gap" is the equivalent to a permanent recession.

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November 21, 2013

Premium Lock Author: Skills gap debate in US is about education, not immigration

SAS will host a forum on Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by a lack of students focused on technology skills. Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of the new book "The U.S. Technology Skills Gap," is coming to SAS to discuss what he sees as a major threat to the U.S. He also says the skills debate is not about immigration. Plus, STEM change begins at home.

"Skills Gap" threatens U.S., author says "Skills Gap" threatens U.S., author says

November 19, 2013

Premium Lock SAS produces 'heat map' tracking international job connections across U.S.

Following up on the first-of-its-kind "heat map" to track economic development in every North Carolina county, SAS has created a similar national map with the aim of helping further international education of U.S. students. SAS is working with the Asia Society and the Longview Foundation on the map, which was unveiled Monday. But data gathered for the project shows the U.S. needs to do more to educate students about the world - and the business opportunities available overseas.

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Updated October 21, 2013

Premium Lock Despite losing vision, SAS engineer keeps working to help others learn

Ed Summers has been fascinated by computers and programming since his college days at UNC. A degenerative retinal disease slowly deprived him of virtually all his vision but as a software engineer at SAS he continues to write programming and work with others who have disabilities in order to help them capitalize on the advantages of computers. With him 24 hours a day is his seeing eye dog Willie, who even has his own blog at SAS. Today in Raleigh, Summers and others will be encouraging students with disabilities to pursue STEM careers.

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October 8, 2013

Premium Lock India's tablet revolution - It's coming to a country near you

Editor's note: In September, WRALTechWire wrote exclusively about Triangle entrepreneur Chris Evans' efforts to bridge the technology divide in schools by providing low-priced tablet computers. He worked with former Triangle entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa on the project. Today, Wadhwa writes about how these tablets could revolutionize education.

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