STEM

NASA Releases Interactive Graphic Novel "First Woman"

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 6:48pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --NASA released its first digital, interactive graphic novelon Saturday in celebration of National Comic Book Day.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --NASA released its first digital, interactive graphic novelon Saturday in celebration of National Comic Book Day.
  • Through this graphic novel, NASA aims to inspire the next generation of explorers the Artemis Generation.
  • "The story of Callie captures how passion, dedication, and perseverance allow us to turn our dreams into reality," said NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.
  • To learn more about the graphic novel and interactive experiences, visit:
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Chicago Children's Museum Launches Construction Of Its Newest Exhibit, Moen Presents Water City

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:00pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Chicago Children's Museum announced the kick-off of the building of its newest exhibit, MOEN Presents Water City.

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  • CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Chicago Children's Museum announced the kick-off of the building of its newest exhibit, MOEN Presents Water City.
  • The MOEN Presents Water City exhibit will replace the well-loved Water Ways exhibit, which debuted when Chicago Children's Museum opened at Navy Pier more than 25 years ago.
  • The MOEN Presents Water City exhibit will be located in a 1,645 sq.
  • The current design of MOEN Presents Water City includes a central water feature with three legs radiating from the center to echo the three branches of the Chicago River.

PsychoGenics Chief Innovation Officer Honored for Scientific Excellence

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 5:31pm

PsychoGenics announces that Daniela Brunner Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, was named the recipient of Great Minds in STEMTM (GMiS) Scientist of the Year Award ( GMiS 2021 Award Winners ).

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  • PsychoGenics announces that Daniela Brunner Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, was named the recipient of Great Minds in STEMTM (GMiS) Scientist of the Year Award ( GMiS 2021 Award Winners ).
  • She joined PsychoGenics in 1999 where she developed preclinical tests for cognition, neurodegeneration, autism, among others.
  • She conceived of the SmartCube discovery system and worked on the development of PsychoGenics AI technologies.
  • PsychoGenics Inc. and its discovery arm PGI Drug Discovery LLC (collectively known as PsychoGenics) have pioneered the translation of rodent behavioral and physiological responses into robust, high-throughput and high-content phenotyping.

City of Long Beach Partners with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America and Xtelligent to Revolutionize Urban Mobility through Connected Vehicle Data

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:30pm

The project is also part of Long Beach's Smart City Initiative to leverage data and technology as strategic tools to solve challenges and improve the lives of Long Beach residents.

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  • The project is also part of Long Beach's Smart City Initiative to leverage data and technology as strategic tools to solve challenges and improve the lives of Long Beach residents.
  • "We are excited to partner with Xtelligent and the City of Long Beach to research solutions to urban transportation challenges.
  • With our test vehicle fleet, we hope to provide key data to optimize traffic signal timing and reduce congestion," said Philipp Skogstad, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America.
  • Data protection is a top priority for Mercedes-Benz, Xtelligent and the City, and the parties are committed to using data responsibly.

Student Freedom Initiative Announces $10 Million Gift from Members of Jane Street

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Student Freedom Initiative today announced a $10 million gift from members of Jane Street.

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  • The Student Freedom Initiative today announced a $10 million gift from members of Jane Street.
  • Jane Streets gift is also the first received by Student Freedom Initiative from members of a global financial services firm.
  • The Student Freedom Initiative is grateful for this gift as it is a major investment in Black STEM students, said Robert F. Smith, Chairman of Student Freedom Initiative.
  • We are proud to partner with the Student Freedom Initiative to address the student debt crisis, said Matt Berger of Jane Street.

Cyber Bytes Foundation Hosts Innovation Labs Grand Opening Event with Cutting Edge Technology Organizations Including SambaNova Systems

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

SambaNova Systems, the company building the industrys most advanced software, hardware and services to run AI applications, today joins the Cyber Bytes Foundation to celebrate the Grand Opening of the American Cyber League Innovation and Technology Cyber Labs for machine learning innovation and research in the public sector.

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  • SambaNova Systems, the company building the industrys most advanced software, hardware and services to run AI applications, today joins the Cyber Bytes Foundation to celebrate the Grand Opening of the American Cyber League Innovation and Technology Cyber Labs for machine learning innovation and research in the public sector.
  • Were excited at the opportunity to educate, advance and modernize AI/ML technology for the U.S. government at both the federal and state levels in concert with the technology labs at Cyber Bytes Foundation.
  • Cyber Bytes Foundation introduces emerging technologies to the Department of Defense and other government agencies, including the State of Virginia.
  • Were thrilled to have SambaNova Systems on board at the grand opening of the American Cyber League Research and Innovation Technology Labs, said Cesar Nader, chief executive officer of X Corp Solutions and founder of Cyber Bytes foundation.

Universal Technical Institute and IGNITE Worldwide Announce Education Partnership to Support More Women Entering the Skilled Trades

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

PHOENIX and MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and IGNITE Worldwide are joining together to advance the participation and advancement of women in the skilled trades.

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  • PHOENIX and MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and IGNITE Worldwide are joining together to advance the participation and advancement of women in the skilled trades.
  • "Employers are constantly looking for more automotive and diesel technicians, certified welders, and other trained workers in the skilled trades," said Universal Technical Institute CEO Jerome Grant.
  • "Women have traditionally been underrepresented in these sectors, but that's something we're eager to address with IGNITE Worldwide by raising awareness about the career opportunities available across the skilled trades and STEM fields."
  • Through its network of 12 campuses nationwide, UTI offers post-secondary programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).

Axalta announces recipients of inaugural Bright Futures Scholarships

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:30pm

GLEN MILLS, Pa., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today announced the winners of its first-annual Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

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  • GLEN MILLS, Pa., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today announced the winners of its first-annual Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
  • The Bright Futures Scholarship Program assists current students in college or vocational programs in underrepresented communities near Axalta facilities who are studying chemical engineering, chemistry, supply chain management, and autobody painting and repair.
  • The Bright Futures Scholarship Program further solidifies Axalta's 40-year history and commitment to that community.
  • To learn more about Axalta Bright Futures and the Scholarship Program, visit www.axalta.com/brightfutures .

Cloudera Shines Educational Spotlight on Data and AI with Children's Book for 8- to 12-year-olds

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:05pm

The book was created in partnership with education company ReadyAI , with the goal of making data and AI more interesting and accessible to 8- to 12-year-olds.

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  • The book was created in partnership with education company ReadyAI , with the goal of making data and AI more interesting and accessible to 8- to 12-year-olds.
  • The Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club will incorporate the book and lesson plans related to the book into local schools this Fall.
  • "Through the new book and other activities, Cloudera and ReadyAI are making technical subjects like data and AI easier for our students to understand."
  • Cloudera delivers an enterprise data cloud for any data, anywhere, from the Edge to AI.

Cognizant Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to 13 Organizations in the U.S. and Canada

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:31pm

Further, organizations like Ada Developers Academy are applying localized successes diversifying the tech industry as they expand to new markets.

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  • Further, organizations like Ada Developers Academy are applying localized successes diversifying the tech industry as they expand to new markets.
  • This announcement continues the Cognizant Foundation's international expansion , marking the foundation's first investments in Toronto, Canada.
  • The Cognizant Foundation works to inspire, educate and prepare people of all ages to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow.
  • Since its founding in 2018, the foundation has awarded approximately $60 million to support organizations working to ensure all communities are prepared for the jobs driving the future.