Posts tagged “STEM education”
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.
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
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."
The Associated Press points out five things to know about a new initiative Google is launching this week called "Made with Code."
North Carolina is now home to a one-of-a-kind children's exhibit that opened Saturday at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh. Kid Grid aims to inspire the next generation of great minds through interaction and energy stimulation.
A coalition of 41 corporate and educational partners from the Triangle area focused on improving science, technology, engineering and math education will share in a $1 million prize from the US2020 organization. The winners were announced at a White House event Tuesday.
One team plus one team equals a winning combination for the North Carolina School of Science and Math in the annual Moody's Mega Math Challenge. Durham teams took first and third in the national contest, winning $35,000 in scholarships.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.