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8 STEM grants awarded to USVI Public Schools by CFVI

Public schools throughout the territory are set to benefit from the awarding of close to $35,000 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grants by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)! Educators were required to submit proposals that would enhance students’ learning and grow their talents through projects that offered hands-on experience in a wide … Continue reading

Press Release: Governor Mapp’s Strong Advocacy for Computer Science Education Week and viNGN’s Hour of Code Event

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has honored Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11, 2016) with an official territorial proclamation. This year 159,233 Hour of Code events are to be held worldwide; several public, private and parochial schools have registered Hour of Code activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands. On Thursday, December, 8, 2016, nearly 20 students … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursdays: Code.org AppLab gives new developers a head start

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to design and build and app, check out AppLab by Code.org! Anyone can learn in this environment, which uses blocks of JavaScript code to create apps that work, and that you can share online. There’s also an AppLab in the Classroom intro for educators and parents … Continue reading

Are you a genius? Stephen Hawking thinks so!

(ScienceNews.org) – Acclaimed scientist Stephen Hawking believes that anyone is capable of thoughts that can change the world! The Genius by Stephen Hawking program (airing on PBS) sets out to prove, in six episodes, how ordinary people can tackle the questions that lead to brilliant ideas. Instead of scientists, the show relies the observation of non-experts … Continue reading

YWCA USVI celebrates International Girls In ICT Day

In honor of International Girls in ICT Day Thursday, the YWCA of the U.S. Virgin Islands hosted a “Coding Party” using MIT’s Scratch program at the St. Andrew’s Church Public Computer Center on St. Thomas. YWCA USVI President Donnalie Edwards-Cabey opened the program with an introduction of  Instructor/Coordinator Rebecca Hoffart, who provided guidance on the … Continue reading

OpenSource.com: Industrial city hackerspace teaches something more valuable than code

(OpenSource.com) – Access Space is one of the longest-running hackerspaces in the world. Based in the United Kingdom in the northern industrial city of Sheffield it was established in the year 2000. At Access Space, a lot more goes on than just coding and programming. The organization, for example, re-purposes old laptops for non-profits –  and continues to … Continue reading

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