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Black Girls Code   imagine. build. create. - Black Girls Code, BlackGirlsCode, Women of Color in Technology

Black Girls Code   imagine. build. create. - Black Girls Code, BlackGirlsCode, Women of Color in Technology

STEAM: A Framework for Teaching Across the Disciplines Doodle 4 Google National Winner Back to Mother Nature Audrey Zhang, Island Trees Memorial Middle School, NY "To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. Grades k-3 Winner My Time Machine Charles Seagle, Mokulele Elementary School, HI Grades 6-7 Winner Nature's Cure Emi R. Grades 8-9 Winner Brighter World through Binoculars Renaise Kim, Lake Washington High School, WA Grades 10-12 Winner Ideatriever Amy Carlson, Burlington High School, IA 50 State Winners Gallery of the 50 state winners 250 State Finalists Album of the 250 state finalists on Google+ Steam Not Stem | Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics Stem Career Pipeline | Connecting passion, talent, and careers The Immense Ambition of Chicago’s Digital Manufacturing Hub | Chicago magazine | March 2014 Last week Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, Dick Durbin, and Pat Quinn all took time out of their schedules to rep Chicago’s forthcoming digital manufacturing lab, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute. It was a “mega” deal secured by an “Olympic Gold-Winning Bid” that’s a “huge win” for Chicago, which will “incubate Illinois’s revival.” So it sounded pretty neat, except for I didn’t know what it was supposed to do. Which is a shame, because what it’s supposed to do is interesting, and hugely ambitious. I touched on the hub concept earlier, and how the digital manufacturing lab is intended to bring together academics, industry, and government to solve manufacturing problems of interest to all three stakeholders. While the model was crucial to the growth of Silicon Valley—Xerox PARC is another example—it’s still uncommon, and has raised the question of how everyone’s all going to get along. That’s where the Digital Manufacturing Commons comes in. Share Business

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