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Stories related to ‘math’

NY City Schools increase Focus on Technology

NY City Schools increase Focus on Technology

NY City Schools are putting more focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with new ways to unlock children's potential. The program is at the center of Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to diversify the economy of NY City after the 2008 financial crash. It's also part of a nationwide [Full Story…]

#Bloomberg Launches #MiddleSchool #Math #App Challenge

#Bloomberg Launches #MiddleSchool #Math #App Challenge

NY school children may start learning math with the help of apps. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott invited developers to submit apps, games and other programs that could teach middle school math to students. The winners will be selected in June and all submissions will [Full Story…]

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

The Verizon Foundation announced the Innovative App Challenge last week. The prize, sponsored by Technology Students Association and the Verizon Foundation, will award ten teams nationwide $10,000 in cash grants and training from MIT professors. Verizon made the announcement at Bronx Academy of [Full Story…]

CUNY Chancellor Calls For National #STEM Education Policies

CUNY Chancellor Calls For National #STEM Education Policies

In an op-ed for the New York Daily News, CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein wrote that the lack of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education is a national security problem. The need for a STEM-related workforce is growing, but few interested young students go on to earn [Full Story…]

NYC Start-ups Have Trouble Finding Loans, Engineers

NYC Start-ups Have Trouble Finding Loans, Engineers

While New York might be a great place for start-ups, new companies tend to have difficulty in two areas: finding strong candidates in math,science and engineering and finding loans at decent interest rates, according to a survey the city's Economic Development Corp that looked at entrepreneurial [Full Story…]

Math Whizzes Abandon Wall Street for Tech Jobs

Math Whizzes Abandon Wall Street for Tech Jobs

The entrepreneurial interests of students who grew up during the Internet age and the ethical cloud that hangs over NY finance is causing a growing number of math student considering jobs in NYC's technology community.  Schools like NYU and Columbia, which graduate several hundred [Full Story…]