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Axalta Supports YMWIC STEM Education Program

This is a press release from Axalta

Axalta offers financial support and mentorship to youth seeking STEM careers

GLEN MILLS, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE) | If you want to help make a difference in the world, consider making a positive impact in a young person’s life through education and encouragement. Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, believes in doing just that. Its partnership with Young Men and Women in Charge (YMWIC) Foundation Inc., an organization focused on providing opportunities for students who are economically disadvantaged or under-represented within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, is helping junior high and high school students prepare for collegiate programs and careers.

Axalta recently hosted YMWIC program participants at its Coatings Technology Center in Wilmington, Delaware where students had an opportunity to job shadow chemists and research associates. Axalta’s Corporate Affairs Head for North America, Lisa Miree-Luke, recently announced Axalta’s support at YMWIC’s scholarship banquet.
 
“It is truly our pleasure to give back to the communities in which our employees live and work. It is part of our corporate culture,” said Miree-Luke. “YMWIC is making a difference and helping to pave the way for so many young people and the need for students schooled in STEM disciplines is increasingly important to Axalta and to society. The impact that the organization is making by providing these unique opportunities and experiences is simply brilliant.”
 
“YMWIC is so grateful to be partnering with Axalta to help enrich the lives of future STEM professionals,” said Richard Roberts III, YMWIC President and CEO. “Axalta and its dedicated employees are providing valuable in-kind support. We also appreciate Axalta's financial contribution that will be used to support the 2015 Girls STEM and Leadership Camp, the 2015 Elementary School Robotics and our scholarship fund. We applaud the efforts and great work of Axalta Coating Systems.”
 
About YMWIC
YMWIC was founded in 2007 and is designed to support and expose youth to STEM education. Our mission is to empower and prepare economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented youth to excel and become leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers through academic tutoring, mentoring and financial assistance programs accomplished by leveraging alliances with K-12 school districts, universities, corporations, and our committed partners. To learn more visit ymicfoundation.org.
 
About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 145 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter.
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Best Buy's Geek Squad Tackles STEM Challenge with Teen Tech Camps Launching Now

This is a press release from Best Buy 

Young people around the country have been inspired to consider technology careers at Geek Squad Academy sessions that continue this summer

June 10, 2015 -- Minneapolis, MN (Business Wire) | Best Buy’s Geek Squad today announced the launch of the ninth Geek Squad Academy summer program. This grassroots tech experience inspires under-served teens to consider technology careers and help address the nation’s widely-anticipated professional labor shortage.

According to the Change the Equation, a group of Fortune 500 companies that encourages students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, the American workforce is still failing to pursue different fields. The lack of broad representation in these high-demand areas threatens the U.S. economy by creating a competitive advantage for other countries.
 
“This program offers young people the opportunity to learn about technology and all of the professional possibilities that come with it,” said Susan Bass Roberts, head of Community Relations/Diversity & Inclusion at Best Buy. “Providing this kind of hands-on training in the right way enhances their desire to apply this knowledge to their future education and career choices.”
 
Conducted in partnership with non-profit organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Junior Achievement and Young Adult Library Services Association, Geek Squad Academy classes are designed by Geek Squad Agents to demystify technology and ignite a passion for technology through fun and inspiring hands-on learning. At this year’s sessions, students will explore the ins and outs of technology through subjects like digital citizenship, film production, computer programming and robotics, as well as 3D printing and circuitry.
 
Thousands of youth in cities around the U.S. will participate in more than 30 Geek Squad Academy sessions kicking off today in Cleveland and Orlando, and continuing through mid-September. Other markets include:
  • Baltimore
  • Bellevue, Wash.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Ecorse, Mich.
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Jersey City, N.J.
  • Kansas City, Kan
  • Louisville, Ky.
  • Maricopa, Ariz.
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis
  • Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • New Orleans
  • Philadelphia
  • Portland, Wash.
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Sacramento, Calif.
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Leandro, Calif.
  • St. Paul, Minn.
  • Washington, D.C.
As testament to the power of Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy program, a survey of 2014 participants showed that fully 64 percent were “a lot more interested in technology” as a result of attending.
 
Since its 2007 launch, Geek Squad Academy has touched the lives of more than 20,000 teens around the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Due to the success of the program, Best Buy has expanded its efforts by launching Best Buy Teen Tech Centers now open year-round in Chicago; Denver; Jersey City, N.J.; Miami; Minneapolis; San Antonio; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. and coming soon to Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
 
For a complete schedule of Geek Squad Academy 2015 dates, locations, enrollment information and more, visit https://academy.geeksquad.com.
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MIT Professional Education Launches Online Cybersecurity Course for Global Professionals

The following is a press release from Business Wire.

MIT Professional Education will offer its first online course on Cybersecurity to a global audience of professionals from Sept. 15 - Oct. 27, 2015. This course, featuring 14 faculty from the world-renowned MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), is offered in support of a campus-wide MIT initiative to counter the real and damaging threat of cybersecurity attacks facing organizations around the globe. Additional sessions of the course will also be offered from Nov. 10 – Dec. 22, 2015 and Jan. 12 – Feb. 23, 2016.
 
The six-week online course, designed for engineers, technical managers, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a bachelor’s level expertise in computer science, will survey state-of-the-art topics in cybersecurity. The course explores systems and policy issues, and a range of relevant case studies to illustrate the impact and necessity of emerging technologies and applications in the field. By examining security challenges in hardware, software and cryptography, the course will immerse professionals in the latest research that can move their organizations from a “patch and pray” defense to security “by default,” according to faculty experts.
 
“As we witness an increasing amount of corporations, businesses and governments becoming targets of cybersecurity crime each day, it is apparent that understanding the cybersecurity field is vital to the continued protection and success of industries and government organizations not only in the U.S., but around the world,” said Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education. Pant further notes that, “unlike other courses in cybersecurity, this digital offering is designed to provide global professionals a broad holistic approach that will arm their organizations with the latest developments and technologies to address today’s cybersecurity challenges.”
 
“At stake is not only the privacy of personal data, but also the ability of our critical infrastructures to function,” said Howard Shrobe, Director of CyberSecurity, MIT CSAIL. “Through our new course, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the causes of the cybersecurity problem and the most recent research developments that may ultimately solve the problem.”
 
“At CSAIL, our focus is the future of computing and all its associated technologies, including what is relevant for cybersecurity. This gives us the opportunity to provide a one-of-a-kind learning experience for participants looking to learn about the tools and skills they need to understand the technical and policy issues associated with cybersecurity,” said Daniela Rus, Professor, Electrical Engineering Computer Science, Director, MIT CSAIL.
 
This online course, presented as part of MIT Professional Education’s Digital Programs, is delivered globally using the MIT and Harvard-founded open-sourced online education platform, edX. Digital Programs provide companies and organizations the ability to offer training and education to their employees on highly advanced topics facing a wide range of industries. Upon completing the course, participants will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, course materials from all presentations, 90-day personal access to the archived course (includes videos, discussion boards, content, and Wiki) as well as access to MIT Professional Education’s expansive professional alumni network. The course launching on Sept. 15 is being offered at an introductory price of $545.
 
Immediate registration is available at the Cybersecurity course website. Individuals across all industries or by large groups of employees from the same organization can register for the course. For general questions, please email mitprofessionalx@mit.edu.
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Pearson Collaborates with Boy Scouts of America to Transform Digital Education through Interactive Merit Badge Pamphlets

The following is a press release from PRWeb.

As part of its partnership with Boy Scouts of America to redesign its educational programs for a digital world, Pearson is producing interactive digital merit badge pamphlets to transform the teaching and learning experience for youth and merit badge counselors.
 
Distributed through the Inkling distribution and eReader system, the highly engaging books include animations, simulations, how-to videos, slide shows, self-check questions and other enhancements.
 
Pearson’s VP, Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, Diana Childress, said, “Our partnership with the BSA demonstrates our commitment to building quality digital education and training solutions to help the organization meet the goals of its learners and counselors.”     
 
“BSA innovation efforts focus on our customers’ needs. Through talking with Scouts, we learned that they are looking for a convenient way to digitally interact with our content. So, the idea for interactive digital merit badges was conceived,” said Pat Wellen, Director of the BSA Design & Development Center. “The Pearson partnership helped us make this concept a reality, so that we can provide the interactive digital experience we wanted for our Scouts.”
 
The interactive merit badge pamphlets are one part of a larger effort to further engage members using educational technology in new and innovative ways. 
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AT&T, Young Science Achievers Program, Inc. Announce Winners Of STEM Competition

This is a press release from AT&T

Program made possible with $216,625 contribution from AT&T

BEDMINSTER, N.J., June 5, 2015 (PRNewswire) | Student teams from several high schools in the metro New York/New Jersey region won a competition that challenged them to create science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research proposals. The students and their winning proposals were highlighted during a special ceremony at AT&T's Global Network Operations Center.
 
The event included executives from AT&T and representatives of the Young Science Achievers Program, Inc., which received a $216,625 contribution from AT&T to support the metro New York/New Jersey region competition and other STEM and high school success programs in Chicago and Dallas. The contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, AT&T's signature education initiative focused on high school success and career readiness.
 
Categories for this year's competition included invention, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering and mathematics. Modeled after professional research and education proposals, the projects had to include a hypothesis, methodology, and an operating budget. The projects were reviewed by a panel of reviewers comprised of community leaders and professionals from industry, including AT&T Labs scientists, and academia.
 
During the course of the school year, students also were mentored by members of the community, academia and industry, including AT&T employees, who provided their professional and academic histories as a way to motivate students to stay in school, graduate and go to college.
 
"We were so impressed with this year's submissions which demonstrated the students' higher levels of critical thinking, creativity and academic excellence," said Jorge Valdez, Ph.D., President and CEO Young Science Achievers, Inc. "We believe this competition blends formal and informal educational strategies with the support of private sector professionals in STEM and has the ability to be an education model that can change the way under-served students look at education and their role as contributing global citizens."
 
"The Young Science Achievers Program is the perfect forum to introduce the possibilities of a STEM education to today's students who will be entering the workforce in 2020," said J. Michael Schweder, Mid-Atlantic President, AT&T. "The hope is by giving students exposure to STEM skills, they will be encouraged to follow a similar path so that AT&T and other companies can continue innovating."
 
Young Science Achievers Program is dedicated to serving under-represented youth in urban communities and to address ways to provide role models, access to economic and educational opportunities and the possibility of future career options to under-served youth.
 
The first-place winners, with short descriptions of their projects, are:
  • Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ:  Modulation of Neurotransmitters Using Nonivamide to Enhance Treatment of Depression
  • Academy for Medical Science Technology, Hackensack, NJ:  The "Smart" Cancer Drug
  • Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ:  Control of Antibiotic Resistance in E aerogenes via Inhibition of Conjugative Plasmid Dissemination
  • Bayonne HS, Bayonne, NJ: Creating Nano-Sized Particles of BCS 2 Class Cholesterol Drug
  • Lincoln High School,  Yonkers, NY:  Science Force
  • Bergen County Academies, Paramus, NJ:  The Mathematical Relationship between Social Media and Companies' Stock Price
  • Lincoln High School, Yonkers, NY:  Final Paper Impact of Degree Measurement of the Elbow on a Jump Shot
  • Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Bridgewater, NJ:  Nightmare in a Different Dimension
  • Bridgewater-Raritan/Somerville HS, Bridgewater, NJ: Xaboia - Turning Left Over Soap Into New Liquid Soap
Click here for the complete list of projects and descriptions.
 
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
 
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2013, more than $130 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T's signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism and mentoring. Follow on Twitter @Connecttogood.
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NEF CyberLearning's 2015 STEM Leadership Award Goes to Steubenville

This is a press release from The National Education Foundation (NEF)

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2015 (PRNewswire) | The National Education Foundation (NEF), the national nonprofit leader in K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education solutions, awarded its 2015 STEM Leadership Award for $10,000 to Steubenville City Schools in Ohio.
 
Steubenville students advanced a grade level in math and reading in 23 and 25 learning hours respectively. Steubenville also made provisions for students to receive dual college credits, so that all high school graduates can simultaneously also receives an Associates college degree from the local community college. See www.cyberlearning.org.
 
The STEM Leadership Award celebrates the exemplary implementation of the STEM education solution by a school district that effectively motivates their students towards academic success. 
 
At the Award ceremony, NEF Chairman Dr. Appu Kuttan stated, "NEF is concerned that the US is ranked 27th out of 34 countries in math and science. Our STEM academies across the nation will help students of disadvantaged schools improve their STEM skills, thus enabling them to better compete for jobs in the highly competitive 21st century global economy."
 
Steubenville successfully implemented NEF's CyberLearning Total STEM+ (STEM, reading, social studies, SAT/ACT, IT, business and management) System Solution through personalized learning using top-rated online courses, teacher training, learning management system, teacher stipends, student awards, parent training and tech support.
 
NEF's STEM+ Solution has been implemented in school districts across the US by the State University of New York (SUNY), in partnership with local universities.
 
Steubenville's success stands out as a clear example of how to cost-effectively improve student achievement by involving and motivating all the stakeholders—students, teachers, parents and administrators.
 
School districts in Warren County, PA, and Balko, OK, also received monetary awards and recognition.
 
In addition to these annual awards, NEF provides significant matching grants to disadvantaged school districts nationwide. Steubenville's STEM+ academy was fully funded by the Federal QZAB (www.qzab.org) program and NEF's significant matching grant.
 
NEF's "STEM+ Academy" program with attractive motivational rewards provides a well-rounded educational experience for students of all grade levels. Through the QZAB and Adopt-A-School initiatives, NEF and SUNY have created the most cost-effective and high-quality STEM+ education solution.
 
NEF has STEM+ academies in 20 states and in several major cities. NEF's ultimate goal is to provide STEM+ education to students in most disadvantaged school districts in the US by 2020.
 
For additional information about NEF's grant programs for students, jobseekers, teachers and veterans, do contact the National Education Foundation at 703-823-9999 or visit www.cyberlearning.org
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Chicago State NSBE Jr. Chapter Wins Ten80 Grand Championship

This is a press release from NSBE

Baltimore, MD | The Chicago State University PCI (Pre-College Initiative) NSBE Jr. Chapter, a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational initiative for middle school and high school students, is the proud home of this year’s Ten80 National STEM League overall grand champions at the high school level.
 
Held in May at Barbers Hill High School in Baytown, Texas, the Ten80 National STEM League Finals involved students’ participation in a number of team-based “challenges.” In the Student Racing Challenge, students competed against other teams from across the country in races using electric radio-controlled cars. The finals are the culmination of a yearlong program in which students work together in much the same manner that professional race car teams operate in the run-up to a race. The students are judged for their work in numerous categories: project management, race engineering, aerodynamic design, alternative energy, creative engineering and graphic design.
 
Fresh off of its win at the Ten80 competition at NSBE’s 41st Annual Convention in Anaheim, Calif., in March, Chicago State’s high school Ten80 team — “Team B.E.A.S.T” — took the Overall Grand Championship at the Houston-area Ten80 nationwide event and also took first place for their vehicle in the “data-driven design” category. The middle school team from Chicago State NSBE Jr. — “Team In10sity” — was proclaimed national grand champion in the middle school points race, second-place winner overall in the middle school finals and first-place winner for its car’s data-driven design.
 
“The team put in countless hours to complete the challenges…. The project took a lot of programming and lots of trial and error,” says Sidney Williams, 15, of Team B.E.A.S.T, a student at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago. “It was frustrating to some of the members of the team. However, I loved the challenge.”
 
Despite the challenges of the project, Ten80 motivated all entrants to strive for perfection.
 
“Many people think that the competition is too difficult for the students,” says Marnie Boyd, assistant director of engineering studies at Chicago State University and advisor of the NSBE Jr. chapter. “However, I’m so thankful for people like Terri (Stripling), Ten80 president and chief executive officer, and her staff for believing in the students and challenging them.”
 
“Students need to practice math and science on their way to STEM careers or to any career for that matter, just as children practice baseball or basketball on their way to Major League Baseball or the NBA,” says Ten80 Chief Development Officer Beverly Simmons. “Even if motorsports isn’t interesting to them, the prospect of driving and learning how things work is. We’ve drawn on this inherent motivation to foster an interest in STEM.”
 
For her part, Stripling says: “Team B.E.A.S.T is an exemplary team and one that we are happy to see win. In competitive academics, there are programs (chapters, schools or clubs) that are 100 percent about supporting the students on one end of the spectrum, and there are programs that are about the adults as much as the students.
 
“The NSBE chapters, and CSU in particular, showcase the best in that range of possibilities,” she adds. “That is what Ten80 wants to see and what our team rewards.”
 
For more info visit the original article on the NSBE website
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Conference Provides Opportunity to Learn from Higher Education Technology Experts

The following is a press release from PRWeb.
 
 
Collegiate technology professionals – including CIOs, instructional designers, campus IT administrators and faculty members from across the country – will have an opportunity to learn about cutting edge innovations in higher education technology when they assemble July 27-30 for the 22nd annual Campus Technology (CT) summer conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
 
CT will provide an environment where attendees can share experiences and network, while obtaining the most up-to-date information about technology products, services, applications, software, devices and quantitative tools available to private, public, community and online colleges and universities across the country.
 
“As higher education continues to migrate to technology-based connected campuses, educating administrators has never been more important,” said Mike Eason, CT general manager. “CT 2015 will provide attendees the information they need to create secure and innovative campuses across the country.”
 
CT 2015 will feature a variety of general and informative breakout sessions, an exhibit hall packed with the latest products and applications, keynotes and comprehensive workshops where attendees can dive into the newest digital technology solutions.
 
“In an age of digital disruption, we are proud to host several distinguished keynote speakers at CT 2015,” said Eason. “Our speaker lineup features thought leaders who inspire technological transformation in higher education.”
 
The opening keynote speaker for CT 2015 will be Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc. LeBlanc is innovating higher education with College for America, a new program that replaces the three credit course system with self-paced exams and 120 core competences. The Wednesday keynote speakers include Xavier University CIO Shawn Nason and MakerBot Vice President of Professional Services Jordan Brehove, who will discuss the emergent role of 3D printing in higher education. CT’s closing keynote speaker will be cybersecurity expert and California State University Chief Information Security Officer William Perry.
 
Campus Technology 2015 will feature two new focus areas for attendees, including CIO: Next Generation and Higher Ed IT in the Digital Age. The conference also offers content focusing on IT Leadership and Policy; Online and Blended Learning; Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age; and IT Management and Networking.
 
CT will be co-located with the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) for the 2015 conference, “Moving Beyond ‘One-Size-Fits-All.’” This ePortfolio conference will target three strategic and transformative approaches: evidence-based learning, personalized learning and holistic outcomes assessment. Participants are eligible to attend sessions at both conferences to maximize their learning.
 
For more information regarding conference registration packages, sessions, speakers, workshops and general conference details, visit campustechnology.com/summer15. Join the conversation by following the conference on Twitter (@CT_Events) and using and searching the hashtag (#CampusTech). For even more CT updates, “like” Campus Technology Events on Facebook and join the Campus Technology Events LinkedIn group. View CT 2014 session videos on the Campus Technology Events YouTube channel.
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DMACC IT Programming Certificate Targets Women

This is a press release from DMACC

Des Moines, Iowa | Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and a group of central Iowa employers worked together to address the shortage of Information Technology (IT) application developers and endorsed a new initiative to add more diversity to the IT profession.
 
On October 15th, 2014, DMACC announced the formation of the IT Industry Partnership Board to develop specific strategies for expanding the pool of IT talent in Central Iowa. The Board has grown to include Nationwide Insurance, the Principal Financial Group, Casey’s General Stores, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Farm Bureau Financial Services, SHAZAM, Workiva, Alliance Technologies, GuideOne Insurance, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance, Keyot, Technology Association of Iowa and Iowa Communications Alliance. 
 
According to a study published this month by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, women hold only 26% of professional computing positions. In addition, only 18% of recent Computer and Information Sciences bachelor degree recipients were women.  The IT Industry Partnership Board members recognized the need for diversity and worked closely with DMACC on a new initiative to begin closing this gap in Central Iowa. The program will be known as DIAD - Diversity in Application Development and will carry the tagline, “Designed by women for women.” This accelerated instruction begins in September 2015 and will provide opportunities for qualifying women of Iowa employers to earn a Java Application Developer Certificate after only eight months of intensive training.  Key aspects of the program:
  • Applications will be accepted starting June 1 and interviews begin in July
  • The initial class will be limited to 15 students
  • The first cohort will kick off in September and finish in April
  • Instruction will be eight hours each week:
  • Four hours of online assignments around technical concepts
  • Four hours of accelerated classroom instruction each Friday afternoon from experienced professors and local IT experts for hands-on learning and group projects
  • Upon successful completion of the program, each student will be awarded a Java Application Developer Certificate
  • Exam prep will be provided for each student to take the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE Programmer designation
  • Students who want to continue pursuit of their degree can have these courses transfer as credits
  • A laptop will be provided for each student to use for the duration of the program, and all texts, exam fees and online materials will be included in the tuition
  • By making necessary arrangements with their employers, students can continue working full-time while completing the program
Dan Greteman, CIO of Farm Bureau Financial Services, said, “This DMACC program will provide an opportunity for qualified employees to acquire technical skills that are in demand by their current employers all while keeping their full-time jobs.” 
 
“Based on the conversations I’m having with area businesses about this concept, we expect the program to be in very high demand,” said Rob Denson, President of DMACC.  “We are already planning on ways to expand the training to help meet the IT needs of area businesses."
 
Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds stated, “This DMACC program, guided by its IT Industry Partnership Board, opens new opportunities for Iowa companies to participate in the “Million Women Mentors” campaign (www.mwmia.org).  It is another great example of how Iowa is moving forward on meaningful, job creating Science-Technology-Engineering-Math initiatives. I ask that all Iowa companies make a pledge to mentor and encourage girls and young women to pursue STEM classes and STEM-related careers.”
 
Cindy Rockwell, CIO & Partner of Keyot (a woman owned IT consulting firm) said, “The DMACC/IT Industry Partnership Board is committed to find ways to train more software Application Developers and shift the diversity balance at the same time.  I have always been passionate about recruiting women into technology. This program aligns with my personal commitment to fostering more women in the technology field.”  
 
For more information about this program, visit the web site www.dmacc-diad.com and enter your contact information or send an email to coordinator@dmacc-diad.com
 
About DMACC
Des Moines Area Community College, a public institution serving the educational and career training needs of Iowans, is committed to the lifelong success of its students. As Iowa’s largest two-year college, DMACC offers 167 programs, certificates and transfer degrees, annually serving more than 75,000 credit and noncredit students on six campuses and in three learning centers. Thanks to college-wide innovation, new programs and affordable tuition, DMACC has experienced record growth and is the 15th fastest growing two-year college in America. For more information, please visit www.dmacc.edu
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Internet2 and Society of Women Engineers Partner to Expand Gender Diversity Efforts

This is a press release from Internet2 and SWE

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 | Internet2 and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) today announced the launch of the SWE@Internet2 community, which provides access to SWE member benefits to 200 women at participating Internet2 higher education member institutions. This effort is part of the Internet2 Gender Diversity Initiative, which seeks to improve gender diversity in the research and education IT and Internet2 communities. The SWE@Internet2 community was announced today at a University of Wisconsin-Madison event hosted by the UW-Madison Office of the CIO and UW Women in Technology (UW-WIT).
 
Through this program, Internet2 will provide SWE memberships for up to 200 individual professional women working in IT, science, math, engineering or related technology fields at higher education member institutions. A formal application process will be established and Internet2 member institutions will have an option to sign up additional SWE members to support the growth of their own gender diversity efforts on campus. 
 
“This partnered program aspires to attract, develop and retain women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to pursue technical leadership roles,” said Internet2’s Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Florence Hudson, who announced the launch at today’s UW-Madison event. “While women comprise 57 percent of professional occupations in the U.S., they represent just 26 percent of the computing workforce and a mere 6 percent are corporate CIOs. Via the SWE@Internet2 community and the larger Internet2 Gender Diversity Initiative, Internet2 is taking an active step to move the needle on gender diversity in STEM fields.”
 
Benefits of individual membership in SWE include a network of more than 34,000 professionals worldwide; a large variety of professional development programs and resources, many of which are free to members; scholarships, awards and recognitions; discounts on SWE events; access to SWE’s member resources, such as its monthly magazine and career center; leadership opportunities in SWE committees and affinity groups; and much more.
 
“We are thrilled to partner with Internet2 to bring more women into the SWE network and provide them access to our many resources that help women in STEM succeed and advance in their careers as technical professionals and leaders in their organizations,” said SWE Executive Director and CEO Karen Horting, who was also in attendance at today’s launch event.
 
For more information about the SWE@Internet2 community, email swe-i2@internet2.edu.
 
About Internet2
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 260 U.S. universities, 65 government agencies, 40 regional and state education networks, 85 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.
 
About SWE
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information about the Society please visit www.swe.org or call 312.596.5223.
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