On October 30, Gary Dowdy (AAoC 2012) presented to Craig Thompson’s (AAoC 2008) Capstone class at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Gary talked about mobile/Internet trends in the marketplace and six ‘lessons learned’ about how to leverage mobile and the Internet for small to large businesses. About 30 students attended the presentation. Many of
GigaOM published a neat article about how Code Academy works and the tough challenge of getting people interested in coding and then sticking with it… Codecademy’s Zach Sims is leading a movement; now can he build a business? — Tech News and Analysis.
Great article in October Issue of Harvard Business Review. Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century – Harvard Business Review.
STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It refers both to jobs and to education by implying: That the future of good jobs in a global economy rests on people who have these skills, and That education in these fields is essential as part of general education for the 21st Century as
Dear Academy Members I am sure you have not spent a lot of time looking at the by-laws for the Arkansas Academy of Computing (believe it or not they are on this website!) but two of our stated purposes are: • To support and promote computing and information technology education at all levels • To promote
The fifth annual Mathematics Science and Information Technology Academy, known as MSIT Academy at the university of Central Arkansas, was held during the week of July 2012 in the Mathematics Science Building of UCA. The Academy was partially supported by a grant form the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority and was organized by Dr. Ramesh
For the sixth year, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and Acxiom have provided high school students an opportunity to learn more about careers in information technology (IT). From June 20-23 the university and Acxiom hosted the annual Information Technologies Careers Camp on the UCA campus. For the second year, the faculty from the Management
This summer, young students from around the region participated in summer camps jointly run by the department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering and the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. All three of the computing camps were developed by, and delivered by, current CSCE students under the direction of the department head,
More than 140 high-performing elementary, junior high and high school students from acrossArkansasand beyond spent time learning about STEM-focused subjects including computer science and engineering in three scholarly programs this summer at theUniversityofArkansasatLittle Rock. Faculty and staff in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) administer the programs. All the programs are residential,
According to the College Board report (News Release Sept 14, 2011) the National Science Foundation (NSF) data shows that only 11 percent of U.S. students earn science and engineering bachelor degrees, ranked 20th out of 24 industrialized countries in the percentage of 24-year-olds who had earned a first degree in the natural sciences or engineering
Estonia’s plan to get 6 year olds coding is a stroke of genius — European technology news.
Dear Academy Members Our 2012-2013 Arkansas Academy of Computing year is underway and there is already a lot of activity on which to report. Over the last two years under Dan Phillips’ leadership your Academy has grown to over 100 members and has begun to make a significant contribution to technical education in Arkansas. As
Introduction The Arkansas Academy of Computing held its first annual strategic planning session this year on March 15 in a retreat format in Gilbert, Arkansas. While most of you might not think of Gilbert as the first place to go for a retreat, John Chamberlin we gracious enough to let us use his house there
The demand for tech talent has gotten so fierce that companies are now recruiting software developers from about a dozen countries including Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. The war for tech talent heats up – The CIO Report – WSJ.
WSJ: Two of the best elevator pitches I’ve heard in the past year came from two girls in Middle School. Last week they attended the first TechGirlz Entrepreneur Summer Camp in Philadelphia. The camp took girls from the ages of 11 to 16 from generating business ideas to presenting a prototype and a business plan.
Different strategies tailored to developed and developing markets will be key to attracting young women to careers in technology New York, 26 April 2012 – Global leaders from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia joined together today to debate and define a roadmap that will help break down barriers and overturn outmoded attitudes in a bid
The Arkansas Academy of Computing held its 7th Annual Induction Banquet and Business meeting on April 27 & 28, 2012. The 2012 Academy Inductees are: Cindy Ashcraft Kim Clower Gary Dowdy Rex Eads Charles Howland B. Eugene Jones Jeff Stalnaker Peggy Wilcox Lang Zimmerman
The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011-2012 scholarship awards. UA – Fayetteville Computer Science & Computer Engineering Department: Thomas Bartlett is a computer science major from Diamond Bar, California. He is married with two sons. His academic interest includes database, mobile devices and embedded systems. His outside interests
The Arkansas Academy of Computing held its sixth annual banquet April 15, 2011 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and inducted the following individuals: Tracy Black – J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Kent Burnett (2006) – Dillards Gary Cooper – Tyson Matt Dozier – EAST Initiative Ken Mangold – J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Joseph McDoniel – Systematics