Lisa Schlosser Joins Technovation[MN] as Executive Director

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Technovation[MN]The stats on women in tech continue to look discouraging in 2019 with only 25 percent of computing jobs held by women, and turnover among those women more than twice as high as it was for men, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Technovation[MN] wants to change those stats by giving girls hands-on, entrepreneurial experience, and they’ve selected Lisa Schlosser to help them from her new Executive Director role. 

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St. Cloud’s New Tech High School Opens with Big Labs, Big tech and an Eye Toward the Future

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Via MPR News

“Students and visitors entering St. Cloud’s new Tech High School building are met with open spaces and natural light — a stark contrast to the crowded corridors of its century-old brick predecessor.

The design of the new $104.5 million high school, which opened this fall on the city’s south side, is also changing how teachers are preparing students for the workforce.”

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Student Technology Startups Featured at Macalester’s Idea Showcase Tonight

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Students participating in the Macalester Entrepreneurship program will have a chance to present their projects at the fourth annual Idea Showcase tonight at Macalester College in St. Paul. The Showcase highlights the students in the Macalester Summer accelerator and internship programs, MacStartups and MacNest, and will feature ideas ranging from self-regulating home hydroponics systems to a robot that will cut down on hospital’s expenses.

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Telling A Story Through Statistics: MSU Hosts Data Analytics Competition

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Via Mankato Free Press

“It’s like running a marathon, but for the brain.  Fueled by cans of Red Bull and coffee from little to no sleep over a 24-hour period at Minnesota State University, 250 students from universities across the Midwest proposed solutions to water quality problems facing Minnesota.”

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Code Ninjas Opens In Eagan Today

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Code Ninjas, the fastest growing franchise in the United States, is opening in Eagan on July 9, 2018, with additional locations soon to follow in Woodbury and Apple Valley.

Using an engaging game-based curriculum that emphasizes teamwork, logic, math and problem solving, Code Ninjas teaches kids ages 7 to 14 to code (also known as computer programming).”

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