STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM is designed to integrate STEM subjects and the art of design in the classroom. These programs aim to teach students to think critically and have an engineering or design approach towards real-world problems while building on their mathematics and science base.

Ann Arbor’s Icon Interactive Acquires Australian Digital App Studio

ANN ARBOR - Icon Interactive, a digital marketing agency, has acquired Hydric PTY, a digital app studio in Brisbane, Australia. Hydric PTY specializes in developing enterprise-level mobile and web experiences for companies including Bose, MTV, Reebok, Spotify, Sony, and Twitter. The company serves millions of end users around the globe. Hydric focuses on creating mobile

By |2020-03-16T08:38:55-04:00March 15th, 2020|As-A-Service, STEM|

Davenport University First To Earn Michigan Performance Excellence Award

GRAND RAPIDS - Davenport University has been selected as a 2020 Michigan Performance Excellence Award recipient by Michigan Performance Excellence, the highest honor given to organizations in Michigan that demonstrate outstanding performance, leadership and operational excellence. Davenport is the first university to earn this distinction in Michigan. MIPEx is one of more than 30 state and regional Baldrige-based performance

By |2020-03-01T11:38:53-05:00March 1st, 2020|As-A-Service, ESD, STEM|

Van Andel Institute To Sponsor K-12 STEM Education Conference

GRAND RAPIDS—The Van Andel Institute for Education announced that it would host “Science on the Grand: A STEAM conference for inquiry-based instruction” for the third year, on July 13 and 14 in Grand Rapids. This conference equips K–12 educators with the skills, resources, confidence, and competence they need to create a classroom culture which supports

By |2020-03-01T11:16:40-05:00March 1st, 2020|ESD, STEM|

Grandville VEX Robotics Team Wins State Championship

EAST LANSING - A high school robotics team from Grandville High School won the coveted VEX Robotics Excellence Award and is part of a two-team alliance that took top honors at the 2020 Michigan VEX Robotics State Championship on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Michigan State University.  Cataclyst (Team 288A) of Grandville High School and Q

By |2020-02-25T20:43:25-05:00February 25th, 2020|New Products / Contracts, STEM|

MCWT Offers $50,000 Scholarship Fund To Women In STEAM

ROYAL OAK - Immediate past MCWT President Jane Sydlowski announces a new scholarship fund for women pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Match. It's open to high school girls through graduate school. Sydlowski provides all the details in this MITech TV video interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E474qa_-YGY&t=45s

By |2020-02-20T19:38:51-05:00February 20th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Featured, STEM|

GVSU Offers Accelerated Program To Help Adults Complete Bachelor’s Degrees

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Valley State University announced Feb. 12 an accelerated program that will help adults complete their bachelor's degrees in hopes of enhancing the state's productivity. The online degree program was announced by GVSU President Philomena V. Mantella. She said the program helps working adults break down the barriers to their career success, while

By |2020-02-13T16:27:30-05:00February 13th, 2020|STEM|

Women’s Tech Group Now Sponsoring 10 All-Girl Teams In LTU’s Robofest

SOUTHFIELD - The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation has increased the number of all-girl teams it is sponsoring in Robofest, a competition for student-programmed autonomous robots invented by Lawrence Technological University computer science professor C.J. Chung. The MCWTF will now sponsor 10 Robofest teams with $500 grants that the teams can use toward

By |2020-02-13T16:28:31-05:00February 12th, 2020|ESD, STEM|

Michigan Council of Women in Technology Create Scholarship Fund

SOUTHFIELD – The MCWT Wednesday announced its MCWT Scholarship Fund. The MCWT Foundation made an initial $25,000 contribution to the fund in 2019 and several of the organization’s past presidents stepped up to collectively match the starting amount. Leveraging the passion, energy and commitment of MCWT’s board and past leadership, Jane Sydlowski, 2019 MCWT president,

By |2020-02-05T19:11:56-05:00February 5th, 2020|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs, STEM|

Access To Career-Tech In Michigan Varies By ZIP Code – The Problem

ANN ARBOR - Poor and non-white students have less access to high school career-tech programs that can lead to jobs earning middle-class wages, according to a new University of Michigan study. Across the state, 54 percent of white students enroll in at least one CTE class in high school, compared to 41 percent of African-American

By |2020-02-05T10:41:42-05:00February 5th, 2020|ESD, Featured, STEM|

Verizon Awards $100,000 Grant To Mercy Education Project For STEM Literacy

DETROIT - Verizon has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Mercy Education Project to provide digital literacy, STEM education and technology-related workforce development opportunities in under-resourced communities. This is part of Verizon’s commitment to increase digital inclusion nationwide by removing the barriers to economic prosperity and ensuring the benefits of technology are accessible to everyone.

By |2020-02-02T18:25:43-05:00January 31st, 2020|New Products / Contracts, STEM|