West Virginia University Partners With Coding Group (U.S. News & World Report)

  • December 13, 2017
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West Virginia University has become a regional partner of a network that works to provide computer science education opportunities to students in kindergarten through high school. The university’s Center for Excellence in STEM Education announced last week it was selected as a regional partner of Code.org. Center Director Gay Stewart says the partnership is a […]

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Virginia adopts computer science standards for K-12 (Newport News Daily News)

  • December 13, 2017
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The Virginia Board of Education voted last month to become the first state to adopt mandatory computer science standards for all students. The computer science Standards of Learning were unanimously approved after lengthy discussion on Nov. 16. They laid out the four key fundamentals that must be taught: computer literacy, educational technology, digital citizenship and […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to teach every Chicago public school student to code (USA Today)

  • December 13, 2017
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Tech giant Apple is setting its eyes on teaching coding to every public school student in one of the biggest and most racially diverse school districts in the nation. Apple CEO Tim Cook told USA TODAY that the company — which like many top tech firms has faced calls from politicians and activists to take […]

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Disabilities don’t stop these experts in science and tech (Science News for Students)

  • September 10, 2017
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As a combat engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2011, Neil Altomare’s job was to detect unexploded home-made bombs known as IEDs, or improvised explosive devices. Many were hidden throughout Afghanistan’s Sangin Valley, where he was deployed. Once he found an IED, Altomare would destroy it — often by blowing it up. This work […]

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Cincinnati State, GE partnership to create 3-D manufacturing jobs (Dayton Daily News)

  • September 10, 2017
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A new partnership involving Butler County-based GE Additive and Cincinnati State aims to create jobs in a field many experts say will revolutionize global manufacturing. West Chester-based GE Additive and the community college announced Wednesday a new training program in the rapidly growing additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, industry. With technical assistance from GE, Cincinnati […]

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Selects Inaugural Class of Strada Education Network Scholars (Strada Education Network)

  • September 10, 2017
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Strada Education NetworkSM today announced 10 students as the inaugural class of Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Strada Education Network Scholars. The students are among 58 the Jackie Robinson Foundation has selected to comprise its Class of 2021 JRF Scholars. Chosen from 4,700 qualified applicants, the group of college freshmen met a high threshold of academic achievement, financial […]

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How to Close the Gender Gap in Tech (Bloomberg)

  • September 10, 2017
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Consider, for example, the experience of Harvey Mudd College, an elite science and engineering school in Southern California, which has managed to boost the female share of computer-science majors to 50 percent in the past 15 years. How? The school expanded the female faculty and made the curriculum more inviting to talented students with limited […]

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IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership (TechCrunch)

  • September 10, 2017
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IBM and MIT came together today to sign a 10-year, $240 million partnership agreement that establishes the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab at the prestigious Cambridge, MA academic institution. The lab will be co-chaired by Dario Gil, IBM Research VP of AI and Anantha P. Chandrakasan, dean of MIT’s School of Engineering. Big Blue intends to invest $240 million into the […]

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Hot Wheels Gets Hacked By Microsoft To Teach Students STEM (PRNewswire)

  • September 10, 2017
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Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), a global learning, development and play company, announced today that Hot Wheels® will be featured as part of the Microsoft Education Workshop’s STEM Saturdays. STEM Saturdays are part of a Microsoft initiative to host a range of free hands-on educational programs through the Microsoft Store. These drop-in workshops hosted at Microsoft […]

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These 3 maps show the absurd growth potential of rooftop solar in America

  • September 10, 2017
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Solar power in America is on a roll. Over the last decade, the cost of solar installations in the U.S. has fallen by more than 70 percent, and every year has had more solar installed than the last. Since 2010, the nation’s solar power capacity has grown fifteen-fold. And employment in the U.S. solar industry recently […]

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