stem

April 10, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

San Jose Students Harness Wind Energy

From world premier sailboat racing to wind surfing to flying kites in the park, young men and women in the Bay Area grow up using wind energy in creative and exciting ways. But since early January, teams of students have been challenged with an even bigger task: “Harnessing the Wind” to move water. These days, […]

How Can We Encourage Students Of All Backgrounds To Go Into STEM?

Today in the Huffington Post, Blair Christie, Cisco Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and Eric Schwarz, cofounder and CEO of Citizen Schools wrote about our organizations' collective commitment...

January 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep11: Level Up Your Skills, Next Gen IT

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Scott Hanson (@CiscoServerGeek) and Conrad Ramos (@vNoob) discuss the IT jobs of the future, what the next gen needs to learn, and how to level up your skills. It’s a can’t miss watch for anyone interested in the trends of the industry. Also, how can your efforts benefit […]

January 17, 2014

EDUCATION

Using Advanced Technology to Build a 21st Century University Experience

As Florida Polytechnic University’s Chief Information Officer, my job is to ensure the University uses modern and emerging technologies to offer our students experiential learning opportunities. The higher education industry is undergoing a paradigm shift in which technology for teaching and learning is a part of the educational ecosystem and something that students expect. At […]

How Mentors Are Changing the Conversation For Young Women

It can be lonely for a woman in the technology field. At the college level, men earn 82 percent of engineering and computer science degrees. And while women make up...

December 13, 2013

EDUCATION

New University Dedicated to STEM, Real-world Relevance

The success of our industry and even our nation’s well-being are dependent on engaging students and developing the experts of the future in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). I am personally committed to STEM education initiatives, and want to share an exciting university that’s breaking new ground to lead the way […]

November 26, 2013

EDUCATION

New World of Education Driven by Internet of Everything

In his blog post yesterday, Wim Elfrink shared the recent news that the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the State University of New York (SUNY) will join The Global STEM Alliance. Since I had someone ask me this week – “what exactly IS the Global STEM Alliance?”, here are the basics. Unveiled last month […]

November 21, 2013

EDUCATION

MIND Research Institute: Removing Barriers to Learning

How exciting it is when we see student gains in math that are consistent regardless of language, culture of origin, gender, and even learning disability! As Peter Tavernise wrote this week in his blog post, it is even more exciting when we are able to support the learning models that have created such gains. Since […]

Investing in Innovation Pays Off for Math Students

This week, Cisco will receive the National Partner in Innovation Award from MIND Research Institute, based in Southern California. We are honored, but that’s not what is most important. While many such awards are given annually by nonprofits to recognize their donors, this award actually acknowledges a decade-long partnership between Cisco and MIND to improve […]