EdTech Community Gathers from Far & Wide for LLX Demo Day

The best of Boston’s EdTech innovators from LearnLaunchX unveiled their products and business plans to a diverse audience, including 100+ investors at the brand-new District Hall.

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Deadline To Enter Siemens Competition In Math, Science & Technology Is September 30, 2013

ISELIN, N.J., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The deadline to enter the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students is approaching. Entries for the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology must be received by Monday, September 30 , 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Online registration is available at siemens.collegeboard.org.

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Northrop Grumman Hosts Engineering Student Day in Sunnyvale

Northrop Grumman hosted the second annual Engineering Student Day for more than 50 high school students. Students learned about the history of the Marine Systems business unit and toured company labs where missile launch, propulsion and power generation systems for naval submarines and surface ships are manufactured and tested.

Additionally, students split into teams to participate in an interactive Operation Catapult project that showcased the various engineering roles involved in product development — from systems engineering and design to analysis, manufacturing and testing. The goal was to design and build a catapult that would launch a rubber ball as far as possible using materials such as tongue depressors, rubber bands, tape, push pins and paper cups.

“Northrop Grumman is strongly committed to STEM education,” said Karen Campbell, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Marine Systems business unit. “This event familiarizes students with the breadth of possibilities that engineering offers, and helps inspire young people to consider engineering as a career.”

Student participants came from three local programs: Stanford University’s LEAD Computer Science Institute program, which introduces students to computer programming; the Hidden Genius Project, which provides mentoring and career development for African-American males interested in software engineering and technology entrepreneurship; and the Northrop Grumman-sponsored Tech Challenge, an annual design competition that emphasizes hands-on projects to solve engineering challenges.

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Industry Trade Group Touts Power of Language Skills

According to Hans Fenstermacher, CEO of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), multilingual employees earn a premium in the marketplace, and the language industry is growing up to four times the rate of the global economy overall. But thousands of jobs worldwide go unfilled due to the lack of language competency in the workforce.

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PA Cyber students model the future at 3D printer camp

GREENSBURG, Pa., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today they’re using 3D printers to make models of favorite video game characters. Tomorrow, they may be programming 3D printers to build a two-story house or fabricate replacement blood vessels from living cells.

Thirteen students attended the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School’s first 3D printer camp, a two-week enrichment summer day camp (Aug. 5-16) hosted at the online school’s satellite office in Greensburg, Pa.The class was offered to high school students in PA Cyber’s School of Engineering curriculum and GATE(Gifted And Talented Education) program.

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