Google Fiber Is Coming To Raleigh To Bring City Residents Ultra-High Speed Internet Access | raleighnc.gov

Today, Mayor McFarlane announced that Google Fiber is coming to Raleigh. Improving broadband speed and choice for residents has been a priority for Raleigh for some time. Raleigh applied for Google Fiber in 2010, joined North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN), and completed the Google Fiber checklist last year.

via Google Fiber Is Coming To Raleigh To Bring City Residents Ultra-High Speed Internet Access | raleighnc.gov.

Cuban Youth Build Secret Computer Network Despite Wi-Fi Ban – ABC News

Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

via Cuban Youth Build Secret Computer Network Despite Wi-Fi Ban – ABC News.

PepsiCo, STEM and Opportunity for Women and Minorities

Great strides toward inclusion!

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pepsicoAt PepsiCo, our commitment to STEM—and to women and minorities who aspire to STEM careers—starts at the top. Our Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi, is a tireless advocate for STEM—so much so that she has been named among the Top 100 CEOs in STEM.

Our commitment to STEM is expressed inside and outside the company. Inside, we created a PepsiCo STEM council, a cross-functional team whose mandate is nurture new STEM talent. Outside, PepsiCo’s STEM professionals are determined to make a contribution to their professions—not just their company and industry.

Together with other key stakeholders, PepsiCo has been a thought leader in developing the concept of STEM 2.0, a STEM strategy developed through the eyes of the employer and defining the skill sets needed for successful STEM talent in tomorrow’s new economy.

That’s why PepsiCo is the founding chair of the STEM Innovation Task force, a coalition of more than…

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Girls Want Mentors: How Girl Scouts is Advancing Young Women in STEM

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girl scoutsIf the U.S. is to maintain its competitive advantage in the global economy, we need to ensure that our young people—especially girls—can reach for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

In the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs has been three times greater than that of non-STEM jobs. Today 80% of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend on mastery of mathematics and knowledge and skills in hard sciences. While women comprise 48% of the U.S. workforce, just 24% are in STEM fields, a statistic that has held constant for nearly the last decade. While 75% of all college students are women and students of color, they represent only 45% of STEM degrees earned each year.

Too many of these young women begin in STEM degree but leave those degree paths despite their good academic standing, often citing uncomfortable classroom experiences and disconcerting climate. Even…

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President Obama proposes free community college program | theGrio

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

via President Obama proposes free community college program | theGrio.