Archive | September, 2013

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Camp Android

An unusual program for teenagers was running simultaneous to the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) annual Summer Working Connections professional training event this summer.  In an out-of-the-way, second-floor classroom at Collin College’s Preston Ridge campus in Frisco, Texas, 20 teen girls spent five days learning app-programming basics during “Android App Camp.”  The Collin College camp […]

ICT Center

Top 3 ATE/NSF Information, Geospatial, and Security Technologies Blogs

The 39 centers of the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program lead dynamic, productive partnerships among industry, community colleges, and other education sectors. The National Convergence Technology Center in Frisco, Texas is one of eight centers that fall under the “Information, Geospatial, and Security Technologies” focus. All of the centers’ core functions include […]

Student Posters Presenters

A closer look at the HI-TEC student posters

“Student posters” are a common element of STEM conferences.  For the uninitiated, it’s a kind of science fair like what you may remember from middle school with plants on record players and celery in colored water.  But “student posters” at STEM conferences, of course, offer far more sophisticated and advanced technical thinking than the brightest […]

Working Connections South

Summer Working Connections South

Summer Working Connections South was successful at helping over 30 faculty from around the country learn about new technologies. The event was held July 15-19, at Florida State College at Jacksonville, in Jacksonville Florida and was a partnership with the National Convergence Technology Center’s National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The five-day training workshops offered several […]