Posts tagged “Universities”
In graduation speeches at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill respectively, Melinda Gates and Steve Case point to technology as a tool to build a better world. Will the graduates listen?
David Murdock, the founder of the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, is announcing another donation today to what Oprah Winfrey has described as his "gift to humanity." Will the endowment he is making secure the NCRC's future as a true hub for health research?
David Murdock, the billionaire owner of Dole Food and founder of the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, will announce another gift to the campus on Wednesday. Murdock has already invested more than $700 million of his own fortune in the project.
Serial entrepreneur Dina Mills is now leading business accelerator Launch Chapel Hill. Read about her thoughts on fostering entrepreneurship in Chapel Hill.
Metrix, a patent-pending software program designed to link musicians, wins two of the top cash awards in the annual Lulu eGames at N.C. State.
New research from N.C. State University runs counter to conventional wisdom about older programmers losing their skills or being unable to learn new ones. In fact, the report says, older can be better.
Opinion: It wasn't long ago that age was equated with knowledge. The apprentice learned from the master and the disciple from the guru. Older workers earned higher salaries because of their experience. Even today, we feel more comfortable with doctors, airline pilots, and Presidents who have grey hair. Yet older workers in many industries can't even get interviews. Whether it is in computer programming or entrepreneurship, older workers have many advantages - they still are the experts.
Opinion: The harsh reality is that if you are middle-aged, write computer code for a living, and earn a six-figure salary, you're headed for the unemployment lines. Your market value declines as you age and it becomes harder and harder to get a job.
A national Big Data consortium is launching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Renaissance Computing Institute with the goal of identifying problems with and finding solutions for working with large amounts of data.
Farmers already use manure as fertilizer but hog farms produce too much hog waste to use it all. Most of the waste ends up stored in lagoons. But Daniel Oldham, a civil engineering student at North Carolina A&T University, has spent the last two years researching an alternative. The result is a process that turns hog waste into a bioadhesive that can replace adhesives used in an array of products such as book bindings, construction materials and roads.
Speakers from across the country and companies representing the spectrum of green energy and cleantech will gather at N.C. State today through Wednesday for the 10th annual Sustainable Energy conference.
The Startup Blog: These days, the Triangle's three major universities all have large and robust programs that cater to today's student entrepreneur. This is the result of years of change internally, the fruits of which are now being exposed to the general public.