Thursday, January 24, 2019

FIU professor launches app to tackle kids language development issue

A professor at Miami’s Florida International University has created a mobile application to address vocabulary deficiencies in children from low-income families. Called Háblame Bebé (or Talk to Me, Baby), the app targets a phenomenon...

Local smart sensor hub to promote STEM education

A Kissimmee-based smart sensor group is partnering with Osceola School District and a STEM foundation to host a two-day program that promote high-tech education. Bridging the Innovation to Development Gap, also known...

Kissimmee sensor facility partners with school to encourage STEM

Some soon-to-be 11th graders in Osceola County will be part of the first group of students to get an inside look at a sensor research facility in Kissimmee next month. It will be a test run...

How a change in the way USF promotes faculty and staff is playing out...

More patents were issued to University of South Florida than any other Florida university in 2016. With 114 new utility patents issued last year, USF ranked first among Florida universities and No....

Collaboration, community support key in successful Startup Weekend Education: And the winners are …

And the winners are…. This past weekend, a collaborative effort between TechStars, Teach For America, StartUP FIU, FIU Office of Engagement and FIU’s School of Computing and Engineering hosted the 2nd annual...

Here’s what’s needed to boost Central Florida’s high-tech talent

Boosting Central Florida's talent pipeline may not rely solely on recruiting students into STEM-related studies, but also getting skilled faculty to teach — at least that's what a director of a...

University leaders share plans, challenges in closing the engineering talent gap

Central Florida is facing a good problem to have. While the region’s high-tech industry is brimming with jobs in the area and more to come from satellite, rocket and airplane manufacturers, defense...

Local coding school to launch third European location

Local coding school Ironhack is expanding its program overseas. Starting in June, its nine-weeklong web development course will be taught at a Paris location within the French city’s WeWork shared workspace, Ironhack’s...

University of South Florida tops Northwestern, UC San Diego for tech research

The University of South Florida is among the top 25 colleges nationwide for its technology transfer, which is the ability to develop basic research into new technologies and companies. USF ranks No....

Valencia College training center creates talent pipeline for smart-sensor hub

The ribbon was cut on April 13 to introduce the $75 million, 100,000-square-foot Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in Osceola County. And its future workforce already is in training just two miles...
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