STEM Education News

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership unveils new workforce initiative

On October 25, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) unveiled the new brand, focus and fundraising efforts for its regional workforce development initiative – Ascend Indiana. This cross-sector, industry-led organization collaborates with corporate, education, and community partners to identify and address challenges within the talent pipeline. Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided a grant of $5 million to

CoderDojo Indiana launches free computer programming clubs for kids

After a hugely successful fundraising campaign that took place at the best-of-tech Mira Awards gala in April, TechPoint Foundation for Youth launched CoderDojo Indiana in June with the goal of creating free CoderDojo clubs to teach computer programming to Indiana students ages seven through 17. Indiana already had four existing CoderDojos. TechPoint Foundation for Youth

TechPoint Foundation for Youth raises $60,000 at the Mira Awards to launch CoderDojo Indiana

Over $30,000 in individual donations were raised for TechPoint Foundation for Youth to bring computer programming clubs for kids called “CoderDojos” to Indiana during the 17th annual TechPoint Mira Awards gala. Mira Awards presenting sponsors Angie’s List, Interactive Intelligence, and Salesforce matched those donations, resulting in a grand total of $60,000 in support. Laura Dodds, executive

IU’s Dr. Kylie Peppler wins Tech Educator of the Year Mira Award

Dr. Kylie Peppler, an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences in the School of Education at Indiana University — Bloomington, received the Tech Educator of the Year award during TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Dr. Peppler is incorporating artistic creativity into STEM fields immersion. Peppler has worked to understand

Kick-Start CoderDojo for Indiana Kids!

Together with the presenting sponsors of the Mira Awards and BidPal, TechPoint Foundation for Youth hopes to raise $60,000 at the Mira Awards gala on April 23, to introduce students throughout Indiana to the world of computer science. Double your donation dollars at Mira! If everyone at Mira gave $30, which will be matched by