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Posts tagged “STEM education”

February 4

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

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

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

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.

November 19, 2015

Premium Lock Google report: Perceptions of computer science reflect and reinforce stereotypes

Google-Gallup research report: an infographic Findings from a research report from Gallup and Google for Education show that current perceptions of computer science reflect and reinforce gender and racial stereotypes.

November 17, 2015

Premium Lock Google funds NC special needs programs

Students at Dillard Drive Middle School in Raleigh Google and DonorsChoose.org surprised the entire student body at Dillard Drive Middle School today by fulfilling the funding request made by a special needs teacher. Google is also funding projects for more than 7,000 students across the state.

November 13, 2015

Premium Lock Teens spend 6 hours daily in front of computer screens

New research from Common Sense shows that teens spend more than six hours daily in front of computer screens, consuming nine hours of media outside of school and schoolwork.

November 13, 2015

Premium Lock Chapel Hill's Youth Digital hits 70,000 students

Child Learns to Code in Youth Digital Course; Photo Credit: Youth Digital A global leader in online coding and tech education for kids, bootstrapped Chapel Hill startup hits 70,000 students taught, makes key hires to continue growth.

October 20, 2015

Premium Lock U.S. Chamber ranks NC 10th among top ten states for innovation

U.S. Chamber Foundaation North Carolina ranks among the top performing states on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Enterprising States: States Innovate study released Monday, coming in at No. 10 among those with the best high-technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Updated September 11, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco sponsors weekend robotics challenge

NC FIRST Robotics Hundreds of middle and high school students interested in robotics will have the opportunity Saturday to compete on a day-long project sponsored by Cisco and NC FIRST Robotics.

September 1, 2015

Premium Lock Silicon Valley ed tech firm IXL opens office in Raleigh - and they're hiring

IXL Learning, an education technology firm based in Silicon Valley, is opening an office in Raleigh. And the company is hiring. It's the first East Coast presence for the firm. IXL already has a number of clients in North Carolina.

August 25, 2015

Premium Lock New name, new home for family-friendly Wake Robotics

The Forge Initiative, formerly Wake Robotics, adds Durham's American Underground to its wish list of family innovation spaces in the Triangle, reports Amy Huffman for ExitEvent. The group is also working toward opening space in Cary.

Pushing the robotics envelope Pushing the robotics envelope

Updated August 17, 2015

Premium Lock Tech execs' wish list for Triangle education: STEM and more

STEM education news High-tech and energy sector employers have a "wish list" for educators and policy makers to follow if Triangle firms are going to find workers in the future that meet skill set demand. What's on it?

Updated July 17, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

Premium Lock 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.

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