Posts tagged “STEM education”

April 13

Premium Lock STEM For Kids makes Entrepreneur mag's top franchises list

Raleigh-based STEM For Kids, which developed and markets STEM education programs, has been named to Entrepreneur magazine's Top New Franchises list.

March 29

Premium Lock Putting the Triangle on the map for women in STEM

STEM education news  Triangle Women in STEM and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are hosting a conversation with APCO Worldwide's Lisa Ross to explore the current challenges and opportunities in attracting, promoting and retaining local female professionals in STEM fields. Jo Abernathy, Chief Information Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, previews the event and talks about Triangle Women in STEM's efforts.

Updated March 29

Johnston Community College takes STEM 'out of the box' with countywide robotics team

Students in the JOCO ROBOS make executive, technical, financial, strategic and operational decisions that mirror those of successful engineering companies, priming them for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

March 28

Premium Lock STEM news: Words matter when math teachers describe student learning

STEM Education News ‚ÄčThink back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a "high," "middle" or "low" group? If so, you'll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers talk about students' mathematical work.

March 24

Premium Lock STEM study: Women trail in education, entrepreneurship, income

STEM Education News A new study finds that there are fewer women involved in STEM education, are far less likely to be STEM entrepreneurs, and also lag in compensation for STEM employment.

February 24

Premium Lock What's happening in NC with statewide support for digital learning

The Haw River runs through the town of Saxapahaw, N.C.--past farms, past the old cotton mill that has been renovated into an arts and music center. And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit.

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock 'Hidden Figures' IBM AR project links in 3 Triangle universities

IBM brings history to life through augmented reality just in time to tie-in with the launch of the NASA unknown heroes' movie "Hidden Figures." And the Triangle features three areas from which viewers can log in through a Pokemon Go-like app.

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January 3

Premium Lock Two upcoming events focus on STEMpreneurs

Startups   "We've found that many of our most innovative and brilliant young scientists, researchers, and technologists, our STEMpreneurs, can benefit from the business experience and practical knowledge of specialists in areas that support their endeavors", said Joe Magno, COIN's Executive Director.

Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock NCTA launches third CIO 'auction' for one-on-one meetings

NCTA Want to have lunch with one of the top chief information officers in North Carolina? The North Carolina Technology Association is offering an on-line auction for the opportunities.

Updated November 29, 2016

Premium Lock North Carolina scores poorly in national high-tech economy report

To use a sports analogy, North Carolina doesn't "hit its weight" when ranking the state's economic performance across a broad range of high-tech economy indicators. The nation's ninth largest state in terms of population, ranks in the top 10 only twice across 20 statistical categories cited in a new think-tank report.

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Updated September 28, 2016

Premium Lock Boston firm acquires Raleigh-based WebAssign

WebAssign, an online assessment and homework solution focused on STEM education based at NCSU's Centennial Campus, has been acquired by Cengage, an education and technology firm based in Boston. There have been no layoffs and the new owners plan to keep an office in Raleigh, a WebAssign executive says.

September 20, 2016

Premium Lock Planet Fitness franchise operator bringing 3 STEM campuses to Triangle

STEM News C.J. Bouchard and Joe Pepe, partners who operate 13 Planet Fitness gyms across the Triangle, will open three STEM education-focused campuses in a franchise agreement with Utah-based Zaniac.

Updated September 15, 2016

Premium Lock Chelsea Clinton: Education key to engaging more women in entrepreneurship

Chelsea Clinton tells a crowd at HQ Raleigh calls for more teachers in STEM, support of entrepreneurs through a "College Compact" helping students with loans, and praises people working in "the public interest."

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Updated May 31, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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.

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Updated March 29, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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.

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February 4, 2016

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.

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