Microsoft and North Dakota Alliance to Improve Technology Education

Microsoft officials and the Governor of North Dakota together announced a public-private partnership that will tremendously help the young people who lacks access to the technology education. The partnership is going to help especially to the people living rural areas.

“Digital Alliance” (the partnership) will bring Microsoft’s training and resource programs to the state to boost student’s skills in education, employability and entrepreneurship. It will specially focus on science, technology, engineering and math. “The alliance will be the beginning of a major step forward in educational improvement, technology access and training for the students. It will also help our residents and small businesses.” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said.

He added, “Apparently, career opportunities within the state are exploding. People are looking for a great way to develop their knowledge and skills to take advantages of these opportunities.”

According to the site manager of Microsoft, Don Morton, a majority of the future jobs will be technology jobs, but sadly there is an opportunity gap in the county which gets wide especially in the rural parts of the county. He said “We would like to fill the educational gap in the county and we have some good ideas and tools that will help those young people who don’t have access to technology education, so that they can go with hand in hand with the people that have access.”

Microsoft’s general manager of US education, Kristin Rhodes, said this is a part Microsoft’s global YouthSpark initiative that has been designed to create 50 million opportunities for youths in the United States alone. “So this will be a great opportunity to showcase that right here in North Dakota.”

Microsoft has not provided the cost figures for its initial three year commitment. Kristin said much of its contribution will be in-kind word that has already been started.

ESB offering 80 Engineering Jobs

The demand of engineering services is increasing in the field of international energy sectors. Because of this growing demand, ESB international is now planning to recruit 80 new and fresh engineering and technical professionals over the next 5 years.

The engineering consultancy of ESB is now expanding its business development team worldwide. They recently opened a new office in Turkey. As the potentiality in market is growing, the company is intending to open a number of other offices in key markets during this year.

Ollie Brogan, managing director of ESB international, said that “there is a massive investment in energy infrastructure across our key markets and recently, we have secured new contracts in Turkey, Middle East and South Africa. We are on the track to double turnover from our international operations over the next 5 years and therefore, we will need skilled people from all of the main engineering disciplines to support that growth.”

Minister for Communication, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte TD has said that “the new 80 positions were high quality, export-oriented jobs that will showcase the best of Irish engineering expertise in over 20 key international markets.”

In addition, Chief executive of ESB Pat O’Doherty said, we are not only showcasing Irish engineering talent through our international consulting business, but we are also drawing on international best practices to improve our domestic expertise and developing critical support which will support the future growth and development of Ireland.

The company was established about 40 years and has yet completed projects in 115 countries. The company currently employs 800 people. ESB international is targeting experienced energy sector consultants and engineers at Career Zoo.

Students won the Regional Conference Teaching Competition

Midwest Regional Conference of the Technology and Engineering Educators Collegiate Association has organized teaching contest in its 2012 conference. With many others a group of students from Indiana State Technology and Education students participated in the contest and won first place in it. Colby Boyer and Cody Eaves, students of Indiana State Technology showed demo of their simulated lesson system. Molly Joseph and Dan Lewellyn students from ISU also were in the group.

The lesson was planned on aerodynamics by the four students group. Within 10 minutes they explained aerodynamics principles and how objects fly. Boyer and Eaves had the judges pick a paper airplane, who then released to them to see how they would fly. The student educators then measured the distance the planes traveled and, using the time they were in the air, calculated the rate of speed the planes traveled. Boyer and Eaves then briefly talked with the judges about the planes’ performances.

Winning students group emphasized hands on creativity nature of a technology classroom rather than sits on a usual hall room and learns something. They aimed to incorporate activity in it to make the judges feel like a real tech classroom.

Usually this conference doesn’t cover competitions where students can participate but this year it was an exception. So students got the chance to enter and did their best to make teaching more students approachable. Technology education students showed something different typical teaching method yet applicable.

Whoever the winner is, all of the participants were close and they showed they have the ability to become strong teachers. And in future they’ll be able to do something that’ll change the scenario and students will willingly participate in learning process.

India’s … – Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Along with Tommy Hilfiger, several new private “universities” have also opened up recently in Himachal. According to a local daily, the Tribune, one of these institutions enrolled students and started offering courses even before it came into legal existence. You might put down this haste to the high demand for quality education among India’s overwhelmingly youthful population. But as the Tribune described in a series of reports, the universities not only lack faculties, laboratories and libraries; a few do not meet the criteria for acquiring property in the state.

In other words, private universities have become a pretext for real estate speculators to acquire expensive land from the government: another example of the collusion between state and private business manifested recently in some of India’s biggest corruption scandals. These sweetheart deals would be somewhat excusable if, unlike most Indian institutions of learning, the private universities offered an education rather than degrees. But they are only interested in extracting steep tuition fees from parents anxious for their children to join India’s new economy. Not surprisingly, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out, 75% of technical graduates and more than 85% of general graduates in India are unemployable.

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A right step forward ? Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Bhubaneswar …

India wants to increase its higher educational bandwidth in the country: new campuses with quality professors for teaching students. The US view seems largely focused on broadening educational and research exchanges and providing for knowledge transfer on the inputs needed for a vibrant higher education system. The Americans seem wary of bricks and mortar investments and are more interested in the education of Indians in the US and searching for additional
opportunities for their faculties and students to partake of India’s rich cultural and technical resources.

To an extent, the 2009 ‘Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative’, hit the right note. Focused on junior faculty development, this initiative goes to the heart of the one resource most necessary to increase bandwidth: creative, competent faculty, an area of higher education in which the US excels.

However, the initiative, funded jointly at only $10 million, cannot hope to fill the faculty gap.

Likewise, India’s foreign education Bill, which was floated two years ago, was hailed by some as providing the means for increasing India’s educational bandwidth by legitimising US and other foreign institutions involvement in higher education. But disappointingly, the Bill is yet to become an Act.

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India’s Universities No Match for World’s Best ? Top 10 Engineering …

No Indian University has made it to the list of top 200 universities in the world. The survey conducted by Times Higher Education magazine reveals that the quality of education provided by Indian universities are deteriorating at a fast pace. The only university which made it to the list was IIT-Bombay and was placed in 301-350 category. This points to a crucial mistake on the part of universities. Universities are churning out thousands of graduates each year, but most of them lack the basic skills required for employment. Universities have to be more research oriented.

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Vernier Contest: Contest to find the best way of using technology in education

Vernier Software & Technology is organizing a new contest to support engineering and technology education. But it’s going to be interesting because this contest is going to be organized for teachers not for the technology students. This software company will use their Vernier sensors with National Instruments LabVIEW software to identify the innovative uses of technology. One teacher from university and one teacher from college each will be awarded prizes of $5,500. The teacher who uses the technology to teach in a most innovative way will be awarded this prize.

Any interested educators can participate in this contest. Interested persons need to submit a written project summary with a video showing their own way to teach. They have to use Vernier sensors with NI LabVIEW software and make a live video of their innovative way using technology in teaching. The video and written paper must be submitted by 15th January, 2013.

Experts will take the submitted papers and after judging them the winner will be announced on Vernier’s website and Facebook page on 11th March. Both of the winners will receive $1,000 in cash, a $3,000 gift certificate for Vernier technology. And another $1,500 will be rewarded toward expenses to attend the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

LabVIEW software is one of the great platforms for the educators. It provides a very powerful way to perform engineering and STEM labs. The contest aims that the educators can showcase best practice uses of the technology and share those ideas with their peers while having the opportunity to win prizes that will further enrich their teaching.

Surely this contest will influence the use of technology in education and educators from all over the world can come up with their unique ideas and ways to use technology for the engineering and technology students.

Obscure Immigration Provision Forces … – Green Card Guide Blog

Obscure Immigration Provision Forces … – Green Card Guide Blog

In America it’s likely fewer than 100 people understand the provision. But we know tens of thousands of people’s lives have been made worse by it.

When employers recruit at U.S. universities they generally find one-half to two-thirds of the graduates in science, math and engineering fields are foreign nationals.

In other words, a company could file petitions for green cards on the same day two engineers with identical credentials, one from India and the other from Belgium.

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MBA Blogger Interview: Shekmba’s Journey | MBA Admissions …

MBA Blogger Interview: Shekmba’s Journey | MBA Admissions ….

Shekmba’s thoughtful answers and use them to help you make your way through the MBA admissions process.

Accepted: Do you have an area of concentration that you’d like to focus on at business school (like marketing, IT, accounting, etc.)?

Shekmba: I am looking to major in strategy and general management at business school.

If you want to share your MBA journey with the world, email us at mbabloggers@accepted.com.

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