STEM Education News

Lightbulb Moments: Working Together with Education to Fill Indy’s Tech Pipeline

The Pike High School freshman cafeteria last Thursday, November 9, 2017, was noisy. The air was filled with buzz of poignant discussions, probing questions and the start of friendships forming. Any other day those would not be newsworthy activities. What makes this particular Thursday so unique was who was filling the cafeteria chairs. Sixteen of

WGU Indiana announces scholarships for women in tech

Talent is one of the most important ingredients of our tech ecosystem. Filling that talent pipeline requires multiple approaches, such as skilling up new grads and career changes or helping professionals level up to leadership and management roles. The opportunities to make those career jumps, however, is often limited by one’s educational background. WGU Indiana takes

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