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Posts tagged “STEM education”

October 7, 2013

Premium Lock Real tech education: LA students quickly crack firewall, use iPads for games, not homework

Apple's iPad 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.

September 20, 2013

Premium Lock Tech startups from education software to shoe makers pitch investors

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.

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Updated September 19, 2013

Premium Lock Gov. McCrory touts low taxes, education as pillars of keeping N.C. businesses competitive

Gov. Pat McCrory touts broadband for education 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.

September 12, 2013

Premium Lock Why education is a must: They promised us flying cars; instead we got caffeine spray

Vivek Wadhwa 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.

Updated September 3, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle entrepreneur donates $50 tablets to bridge digital divide in schools

Entrepreneur Chris Evans turns to low-cost tablet computers to bring technology to underserved Raleigh students. Read more about the effort.

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Updated July 15, 2013

Premium Lock At NC School of Science and Math, broadband empowers students

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.

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July 11, 2013

Premium Lock BayerCropScience encourages local children to reach for the stars

Bayer CropScience Opinion: BayerCropScience's Jim Blome explains his company's efforts to support STEM education.

June 11, 2013

Premium Lock Billionaire David Murdock offers to buy rest of Dole Food

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.

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Updated June 11, 2013

Premium Lock Study: N.C.'s, nation's STEM economy is bigger than you think

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.

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June 10, 2013

Premium Lock STEM economy by the numbers for Raleigh-Cary, Charlotte, Greensboro

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.

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Updated May 6, 2013

Premium Lock Wireless group in Wake Forest has golden Rolodex of engineer talent

Wake Forest non-profit leverages the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.

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Updated April 22, 2013

Premium Lock Cleantech device from NCSSM students wins national prize

AirCOM AirCOM, a team of students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathemtics, developed a mobile device that tracks air pollution levels.

Updated April 18, 2013

Premium Lock At NC Astronomical Research Institute, students learn by doing

PARI's Visionary Leader 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.

April 11, 2013

Premium Lock Report: N.C. must correct 'deficiencies' to capitalize on STEM-based jobs economy

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."

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Updated March 18, 2013

Premium Lock More school IT leaders entering ed CTO program

North Carolina is leading the nation through the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program, which kicked off its fourth year last month.

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Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Look out, SAS? IBM targets analytics sales goal to $20B by 2015

IBM 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.

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