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Posts tagged “STEM education”

August 8, 2014

Premium Lock ExitEvent news: Inside Durham's Iron Yard Academy

ExitEvent ExitEvent's Laura Baverman explores the inner workings of Durham's first code school in this story as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

August 4, 2014

Premium Lock NCTA names STEM scholarship winners

NCTA 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.

Updated July 14, 2014

Premium Lock N.C. Research Campus internship program plants seeds to grow STEM careers

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

Michael Balloskis, left, and Brooklyn Phillips in the P2EP program. Michael Balloskis, left, and Brooklyn Phillips in the P2EP program.

Updated June 19, 2014

Premium Lock New push led by Google underway to get girls into computer sciences

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."

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Updated June 19, 2014

Premium Lock Key things to know about getting girls into coding

The Associated Press points out five things to know about a new initiative Google is launching this week called "Made with Code."

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Updated June 9, 2014

Premium Lock New 'Kid Grid' powers up young minds at Marbles

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.

Michelle Ward of Marbles Kids Museum in the new Kid Grid Michelle Ward of Marbles Kids Museum in the new Kid Grid

June 2, 2014

Premium Lock North Carolina has new tool for STEM education

NC STEM Center The new NC STEM Center is a one-stop shop for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in North Carolina.

Updated May 27, 2014

Premium Lock RTP is one of 7 winners in $1M STEM education program

STEM Education News 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.

Updated April 30, 2014

Premium Lock NC Science and Math teams rule Moody's math challenge

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.

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April 9, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat offers OpenStack training course

Red Hat Red Hat announced a new training course on Wednesday for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to help IT professionals enhance their OpenStack skills in a blended learning environment.

April 9, 2014

Premium Lock Google's NC Gravity Games puts science smarts to the test

2014 NC Gravity Games Forty-six teams from schools all over North Carolina and hundreds of spectators turned out to make this year's games the biggest yet.

Updated March 21, 2014

Premium Lock Female programmers unite for weekend hackathon

Pearl Hacks UNC Students have worked with their counterparts at UVA and Maryland to put together a hackathon for women this weekend in Chapel Hill called Pearl Hacks.

Updated March 21, 2014

Premium Lock Lea(r)n seeks quality control in booming ed-tech market

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."

Lear(r)n Lear(r)n

Updated March 17, 2014

Premium Lock NC gets C- in digital learning report card

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.

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Updated March 3, 2014

Premium Lock Students@Work gives glimpse into today's workforce

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.

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Updated January 31, 2014

Premium Lock 239,000 STEM jobs beckon in N.C., but report says state not delivering enough qualified students

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.

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Updated January 27, 2014

Premium Lock Can North Carolina's classrooms really support digital learning?

The Broadband Report       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.

December 24, 2013

Premium Lock IBM, Exxon, other businesses decry Texas retreat on tougher school math standards

STEM education news 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.

Updated December 11, 2013

Premium Lock Raleigh school's 'Hour of Code' computer science event gets help from Coursefork

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.

Updated December 6, 2013

Premium Lock N.C.'s innovation economy ranks average compared to other states, report finds

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.

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