Posts tagged “STEM education”
Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out.
As CED's Tech Venture Conference drew to a close, 16 companies representing a broad array of technological innovation pitched investors, seeking at least $6.1 million. Education receives plenty of attention from startups as well as a keynote speaker and North Carolina's governor.
Lower taxes and education reform will be part of the changes that keep North Carolina competitive in years to come, Gov. Pat McCrory told an audience of about 600 people during his closing keynote speech at CED's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh.
Opinion from Vivek Wadhwa: Frustrated that Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs "were not on focused on breakthrough technologies that will take civilization to the next level", Peter Thiel announced the Thiel Fellowship in September 2010. He paid children $100,000 not to complete their college education. His plan was to have them build world-changing companies instead of wasting their time at school and being burdened by "incredible amounts of debt." So far, however, results have been meager.
Entrepreneur Chris Evans turns to low-cost tablet computers to bring technology to underserved Raleigh students. Read more about the effort.
In today's Broadband Report, Cardinal Gibbons High School senior Daniel OConnell talks with students at the North Carolina School of Science and Math to gain their perspective on the importance of broadband in today's classroom.
The founder of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis makes unsolicited offer of $12 per share for the some 60 percent of the food giant he doesn't already own.
Nearly half of all jobs call for skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), according to a new Brookings Institution study. That makes North Carolina's STEM economy even bigger than previously thought.
A Brookings Institute report breaks down the STEM economy in the Raleigh-Cary, Charlotte and Greensboro-High Point metro areas. WRALTechWire Insiders get the details.
Wake Forest non-profit leverages the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.
Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is one of the most treasured educational facilities in the state that many probably have never of - until now.
The first 'STEM Report Card" for North Carolina examines the state of science, technology, engineering and math education, notes the increasing number of future jobs that will require STEM-related education, and calls for steps to be taken to correct "several deficiencies."
North Carolina is leading the nation through the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program, which kicked off its fourth year last month.
Big Blue blog: IBM says its analytics business is growing fast and projects that the unit's revenues will produce $4 more than expected to $20B a year by 2015. Plus: "Watson" becomes a chef; Cheesecake Factor uses IBM analytics; IBM boosts STEM in New York state.