Black, Latinx and Native American students are less likely to attend a school where computer science is taught
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Almost half of U.S. high schools now teach at least one computer science course. That means, however, students at a majority of high schools don’t have access to computer science, according to a new report.
And Black, Latinx and Native American students are less likely to attend a school where computer science is taught, according to “State of Computer Science Education: Illuminating Disparities” by Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance.
Students from rural areas and economically disadvantaged backgrounds are also less likely to have a chance to take computer science.
Students in these underrepresented groups are also less likely than are white and Asian American teeens to attend a school that offers an advanced placement computer science course or to an
HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 14 October 2020 – i-Maker and Carol Interior Design announced today that they have launched a 10-year partnership development plan to develop market-oriented integrated solutions to enhance digital agility through cloud technology. By combining the expertise of the two companies in the interior design industry and the information technology market, the team can work together more seamlessly, save infrastructure costs, accelerate the speed to value and increase production efficiency. As a comprehensive IT, web design, digital marketing and SEO company, i-Maker knows that most offline traditional industries such as catering and event planning industries have been hit hard by COVID-19. Traditional decoration design has always been based on offline reputation, bringing new customers to it. Through the cooperation with i-Maker, Carol Interior Design has integrated technological elements into marketing and design services, and has brought many new clients for decoration design and interior
A roundup of notable gifts compiled by the Chronicle:
Nike co-founder Phil Knight gave $900.7 million to his and wife Penelope’s foundation. The couple primarily support scientific and medical research at the University of Oregon, Oregon Health and Science University, and other large institutions. They have also given extensively to Stanford University, where Phil Knight earned an MBA in 1962.
University of Oregon
Phil Knight gave $300 million for ongoing support for many of the university’s programs to which he has donated in recent years. With this latest gift, he and his wife, Penelope, have donated at least $1.1 billion to the university since 2007, with much of it directed to scientific research and related programs.
Phil Knight earned a journalism degree from the university in 1959 and went on to co-found Nike, the sports-apparel company.
Kummer Institute Foundation
Fred and June Kummer gave $300 million to establish
Two regional entities will receive a combined $1.06 million to expand services in two rural Southwest Virginia counties.
Ballad Health will receive $313,361 to support a school-based telemedicine virtual health clinic program in Lee and Smyth counties. The Lee County school district is getting $752,857 to implement science technology engineering and math courses and technology, according to a written statement issued by Virginia U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.
This funding was awarded through the distance learning and telemedicine grant program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
The Ballad grant will improve access to acute sick care for schoolchildren and faculty and removes transportation as an obstacle to care. This rural investment will benefit approximately 46,765 residents across both Virginia and Tennessee, according to the statement.
The Lee grant will give students in alternative education programs the opportunity to attend their classes in real time, enable teachers
Surging demand for packaging materials in food, beverage, logistics and automotive industry becomes the prime driving factor for smart labels production. Asia-Pacific region to dominate worldwide.
DUBAI, UAE / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2020 / The smart labels market is expected to unfold by 3.36x with US$ 18 billion through 2030. When talking about packaging market, adoption of smart labels is gaining maximum traction in Asian-Pacific region. Due to the increment in need for convenient packaging solutions in food and beverage or retail industries, demand is gaining popularity in the market.
“Availability of wide range of printing technologies, improved communication network and higher preference for sustainable packaging solutions across the world, demand for smart labels has escalated in a dexterous manner. This has also helped the manufacturers get an insight about the kind of production this market demands,” says the FMI Analyst.
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Perry Steinberg, AbacusNext’s new chief product officer, to lead next generation strategy for digital transformation in professional services, document automation
Perry Steinberg, AbacusNext
Perry Steinberg, AbacusNext
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AbacusNext®, a leading technology provider for legal, accounting and compliance-focused professionals, today announced the appointment of Perry Steinberg, tech industry veteran in cloud computing, as chief product officer.
Steinberg brings to the role an extensive track record in building growth for SaaS and PaaS platforms, in his roles in product planning, development and partnerships with Accenture, Fiserv, American Express, Fiserv, and Medidata. With AbacusNext, Steinberg will lead the engineering and product organizations to expand the purpose-built cloud computing platform and product and integration strategies for AbacusLaw, Amicus Attorney, OfficeTools, and HotDocs, synergizing them with the AbacusNext PaaS (platform as a service) platform.
“In today’s remote workplace, legal, accounting and other professional services are
ExtractionTek Solutions (ETS) and Pinnacle Stainless, two Colorado-based innovators in cannabis extraction technology, equipment design and fabrication, are pleased to announce they are merging operations, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The company will operate under the name ExtractionTek Stainless, Powered by Pinnacle.
The merger brings together expertise in closed-loop hydrocarbon and ethanol extraction methodologies, and allows the companies to centralize all equipment design with in-house fabrication, all of which will facilitate business expansion. As a result of this merger, the company projects combined revenues of $45 million in 2021. Company leadership plans to maintain current staffing levels.
“As the cannabis space continues to grow more competitive, we understand that combining our forces is the path forward to achieve a level of synergy impossible alone. ExtractionTek Solutions brings industry-leading hydrocarbon extraction technology, and Pinnacle offers expertise in ethanol extraction, excellent fabrication capability and an advanced
Fujitsu has announced the expansion of its Western Sydney data centre, increasing its initial capacity by 20 megawatts.
The first phase of expansion, called Western Sydney 2, will involve the addition of 4,500 square metres of technical area with the new data halls expected to be operational by March 2021.
Fujitsu said the expansion is part of a broader hyperscale expansion plan, with further phases at the Western Sydney data centre to add another 14,000 square metres and over 50 megawatts of increased power capacity.
This would bring the combined total capacity to 90MW at the Homebush Bay campus.
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“Fujitsu’s investment will deliver new levels of data centre resilience and control over their infrastructure for Fujitsu’s customers using dedicated halls,” the company said.
“Based on Fujitsu’s new standardised modular design, the Western Sydney data
Technology leaders integrate AI-powered virtual assistants into digital transformations
SAN RAMON, Calif. and EDISON, N.J., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Orion Innovation (“Orion”), a global business and technology services firm, today announced an expanded strategic partnership with Actionable Science, a fast growing provider of AI solutions, to accelerate enterprise-wide digital transformations.
Technology investments by enterprises worldwide are predicted to reach $3.5 trillion in 2020, according to Gartner. Yet, Actionable Science estimates that technology utilization across the enterprise can be as low as 20%. To improve the return on investment and accelerate the pace of transformation, enterprises need faster execution of their technology initiatives, enterprise-wide usage and efficient resolution of technology issues.
Actionable Science’s cutting-edge AI-powered auto-resolution and micro-learning technology, Rezolve, is accelerating enterprise-wide usage of technology. Rezolve harnesses advanced AI to auto-resolve a full range of IT support. Its AI-powered virtual assistant has prebuilt “auto-resolution skills” to automate customer