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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…

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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…

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Every year when students enter our programs, they want to know if there are jobs waiting at the end of the education pipeline. One of the tools we use is a job survey report that is produced by InterLink, a nonprofit alliance of business, education and government whose purpose is to provide information about future…

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“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…

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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…

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