Two years ago, Chief Information Officer Randy Mott ended GM’s $3 billion a year outsourcing deal with Hewlett-Packard Co. , replacing it and others with about 8,000 GM software engineers, up from 1,400 previously. “Because we brought the [information technology] work back in-house, we can take the lid off of what is possible,” Mr. Mott
The number of students completing degrees in science and engineering barely budged over the past decade, despite a national push to increase workers’ skills to boost the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. In 2014, 34% of all bachelor’s degrees were in so-called STEM fields, which cover subjects like biology, chemistry and mathematics, compared with 33%
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Dear Academy Members – With the help of our Executive Committee, the Arkansas Academy of Computing has a number of important initiatives underway – all of which are aimed at making a difference in computing and information technology within our state. A couple of these efforts impact our Annual Meeting so please read below. In this
Last year, 40,000 teachers led a grassroots effort called the Hour of Code – to introduce ten million students to one hour of computer science. Kids of all ages tried one hour of writing code and making apps in classrooms, and they loved it. This year, supported by over 100 organizations, we want you to help reach
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The idea: Girls get a set of pastel-colored pieces that they can assemble into a building or any other type of structure. Once the building is built, they can decorate it with the included paper and other embellishments and use the motor to add electrical appliances, fans or anything else that uses power. How to
While a six-figure starting salary might be common for someone coming straight out of a doctoral program, data scientists with just two years’ experience can earn between $200,000 and $300,000 a year, according to recruiters. Academic Researchers Find Lucrative Work as Big Data Scientists – WSJ.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson discussed state education issues on Thursday as he toured the campus of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts. The Greater Hot Spring Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hutchinson Thursday morning for the Good Morning Hot Springs breakfast-speaker series for the business community. The program was held in the
Dear Academy Members – The Annual Banquet and Business Meeting this year was, once again, exceptional. During the banquet we inducted seven people into the Academy. French Hill, CEO Delta Trust and Bank, gave a great presentation on the economy of Arkansas juxtaposed to our historical strengths and new opportunities as a more diverse state.
2014 Annual Induction Banquet The Arkansas Academy of Computing 9th Annual Induction Banquet was held on April 4, 2014 at the Springdale Country Club and hosted by Collins Andrews. The Academy inducted seven new members for their contribution to the computing industry and the State of Arkansas. The new members are: Danielle Bunton Berry *,
Summary and Conclusion On March 11, 2014, several members of the Executive Committee and other invited guests participated in a daylong session regarding the future of the Academy. The meeting was hosted on the Arkansas Tech University campus and facilitated by Catherine Lowry. SUMMARY Our primary responsibility is to recognize individuals for their computing contributions
The high tech innovation model is based on mastering the underlying digital technologies, platforms and tools and then turning them into practical applications. But, are there other kind of innovation models? Can you become an innovation hub if you are not a high-tech center? In years past, that would have been very difficult, because so
WHEN LaTisha Styles graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in 2006 she had $35,000 of student debt. This obligation would have been easy to discharge if her Spanish degree had helped her land a well-paid job. But there is no shortage of Spanish-speakers in a nation that borders Latin America. So Ms Styles found
To a notable extent, the experts agree on the technology change that lies ahead, even as they disagree about its ramifications. Most believe there will be: * A global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computing environment built through the continued proliferation of smart sensors, cameras, software, databases, and massive data centers in a world-spanning information fabric