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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

Computer Science Education Week Declared by Governor Mapp Set for December 5, 2016


ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I. Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has proclaimed the week of December 5, 2016, through December 11, 2016, to be Computer Science Education Week in the United States Virgin Islands. The period is observed each year to honor Grace Murray Hopper, one of the first females in the field of computer science, who engineered … Continue reading

Digital Literacy and Workforce Needs Discussed at Workshop


Ms. Nancy Callwood, the State Director of Career, Technical, & Adult Education and the USVI College and Career Readiness Research Alliance hosted a presentation on workforce needs in light of current digital literacy levels in the territory, on St. Thomas at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The purpose … Continue reading

Hour of Code “How-To” Guide


Computer Science Education Week (#CSEdWk) is celebrated annually in December in honor of computing pioneer Grace Hopper (born on Dec. 9). The week is dedicated to urging communities to advocate for more access to computer science training for K-12 students while providing everyone, of all ages, a free and fun entry into the world of programming … Continue reading

Community Foundation of the VI Offering AT&T STEM Grants for VI Public School Educators


CFVI Receives $28,000 Contribution from AT&T to Promote STEM Education in the US Virgin Islands St. Thomas, US. Virgin Islands- For the second consecutive year, AT&T is awarding a contribution of $28,000 to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands to provide local teacher grants in the 2016-2017 school year to promote science, technology, engineering … Continue reading

Press Release: 2016 UVI #HackFest Winners Announced


Fifteen teams and over 40 University of the Virgin Islands students participated in HackFest 2016. Participants generated prototype phone apps in 24-hour marathon problem-solving sessions on Sept. 9 and 10, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and on Sept. 16 and 17, on the St. Thomas Campus.

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