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Posts tagged “STEM education”

Updated May 31

Premium Lock Citing need for tech workers, report says computer science ed must be 'urgent priority'

STEM News "Despite surging demand, computer science education is only just beginning to gain traction in U.S. school systems," says a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "Policymakers should expand access to rigorous, high-quality courses in both high school and college."

Updated April 12

Premium Lock InnovateEDU: A summit to inspire minority, female students to study STEM

Animatou Sow A new Innovate Raleigh initiative kicks off this week with national speaker Animatou Sow, events at the NC Museum of History and Shaw University.

April 11

Premium Lock Bayer digs in to educate NC students on ag biotech

Bayer hosted more than 160 fifth graders and high school students from central North Carolina last week in RTP with students touring facilities, talking with Bayer staff and participating in hands-on exercises demonstrating how new crop seeds and ag chemicals move from an idea in someone's mind to a product used in a farmer's field.

Trying out "Sticky Icky" Trying out "Sticky Icky"

Updated March 29

Premium Lock Study says: Women seen as incompatible with STEM fields

Despite significant progress, women are still thought to lack the qualities needed to be successful scientists, according to Wellesley College researcher Linda Carli. Her study suggests this contributes to discrimination and prejudice against women in those fields.

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Updated February 26

Premium Lock Teach students to learn AND code, says startup Youth Digital's CEO

Talking STEM jobs or how to code is not enough to excited students about future careers. "Technology represents an amazing opportunity for young people, but instead of trying to build their interest by telling them it will help them get a job, I think it's more effective to emphasize the empowerment and opportunity that technology education offers them," says Justin Richards, the 27-year-old founder and CEO of Youth Digital. This is Engineers Week, and in a two-part interview Richards shares his passion about how to excite students about the potential of technology for their futures.

February 26

Premium Lock How to get more students, including girls and minorities, on the STEM track

Just offering students opportunities to learn coding is not enough, says the CEO of Chapel Hill-based Youth Digital. In the second part of a Q&A, Justin Richards talks about the roles of parents, teachers and schools - and how to get more girls as well as minorities on STEM career tracks.

Youth Digital hopes to inspire more girls about tech Youth Digital hopes to inspire more girls about tech

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

Premium Lock 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.

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