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Getting More Women Into Tech; Millions of Android Devices at Risk

Posted March 8th, 2017 at 1:03 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft, LinkedIn Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM on International Women’s Day The World Economic Forum notes that only 16 percent of female students graduate from STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curricula. In the U.S., only 26 percent of employees in computer and mathematics jobs are women, according to the Department of […]

‘Design Squad Global’ Hooks Up US, Africa Kids in STEM Exchange

Posted March 11th, 2016 at 11:05 am (UTC-4)
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In an increasingly digitized world, cultivating a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mindset is crucial to mint a new generation of makers who understand unmet global needs. One partnership is looking to do that by building bridges between U.S. and southern African kids to give STEM skills a boost. Using after-school programs or “clubs,” […]

Roominate, LEGO Education Bring Kids Closer to Science

Posted January 15th, 2016 at 11:00 am (UTC-4)
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A world filled with robots powered by artificial intelligence will need skilled workers who can create, program and maintain tomorrow’s smart machines. That’s a whole generation of kids that needs to be minted into a scientifically-minded workforce. A couple of U.S. toymakers are doing just that. LEGO Education and Roominate, distinctly different toymakers, are both […]

Why Virtual Whyville Still Inspires

Posted December 4th, 2015 at 10:47 am (UTC-4)

Virtual worlds have been immersing people in fantastical, computer-simulated environments for years – using only avatars. One of the oldest is Whyville, the first learning and game-based virtual world for children. I am now 27 years old and am a qualified lawyer and accountant who is a director of a large wholesale company … in Australia, […]