ComEd STEM Home Labs Provides Virtual STEM Programming for 100 Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To safely bring STEM education to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd is launching ComEd STEM Home Labs, its first-ever virtual program to provide Chicagoland students with STEM engagement at home. ComEd engineers developed the program in collaboration with university professor and STEM influencer Dr. Kate Biberdorf. The series kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 24, for 100 students, ages 13-17, from across Chicago-area communities.

Continuing ComEd’s longstanding investment in STEM engagement for Chicago-area youth, this new program inspires students to advance their confidence, knowledge and career paths in STEM through hands-on experiments in a year where many extracurricular programs are on hold. By exciting young women and students of color about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, ComEd STEM Home Labs will encourage them to pursue jobs in STEM.

“Women, African Americans and Latinos remain underrepresented in STEM

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A Harvard Professor And His Students Have Raised $14 Million To Quash Adversarial AI Attacks

Yaron Singer climbed the tenure track ladder to a full professorship at Harvard in seven years, fueled by his work on adversarial machine learning, a way to fool artificial intelligence models using misleading data. Now, Singer’s startup Robust Intelligence, which he formed with a former Ph.D. advisee and two former students, is emerging from stealth to take his research to market.

This year, artificial intelligence is set to account for $50 billion in corporate spending, though companies are still figuring out how to implement the technology into their business processes. Companies are still figuring out, too, how to protect their AI from bad AI, like an algorithmically-generated voice deepfake that can spoof voice

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Handshake raises $80M more to build a more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students

College graduates this year (and perhaps in the near-term) have been looking for work in what is one of the most challenging job markets in a decade due to the coronavirus and its impacts on the economy and how people can interact with each other. Today, a startup that’s helping them with that job hunting process is announcing a big round of funding to grow its business.

Handshake, which provides a platform for college-aged students to register their interest and skills and search for suitable work, and for recruiters to search for candidates and advertise entry-level openings, has raised $80 million in a growth round of funding.

Handshake is not disclosing its valuation but a reliable source close to the startup said that the valuation has more than doubled since its last round. That was at $275 million, putting the likely valuation now between $550 million and $600 million.


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Why students need to learn it?

an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Competitive programming is a setup where participants write programs to solve some problems within a time frame.

Competitive programming is a setup where participants write programs to solve some problems within a time frame.

Numerous technologies surround the world we live in, whether it is our smartphone, microwave, or even a small hand video game, and all these equipment and applications are based on programming, of which the general public has very little or limited knowledge. However, it is a significant part of how we live and lead our lives, making it even more imperative for candidates to learn it and create useful life-changing technologies.

Competitive programming is a setup where participants write programs to solve some problems within a time frame. The leaders of the contest are decided based on the efficiency of their program and the time taken by them to write the same.

Every year we see that a lot of competitive programming contests are held around the world such as ACM ICPC, Google

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Month after court order, gadgets and internet still elude EWS students

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A month after the Delhi High Court ordered private schools and government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas in the capital to provide devices and internet free of cost to students from economically weaker sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups (DG), the court’s directions are yet to unfold in practice.

On September 18, the court had also ordered constitution of a three-member committee within a week, comprising the Union Secretary of Education or their nominee, Delhi’s Education Secretary or their nominee, and a representative for private schools. The panel was to frame a standard operating protocol for identification of standard gadgets, the manufacturer or supplier, and the internet packages. However, such a committee has not met yet.

“To ensure level playing field and to remedy this digital divide… if the private unaided school has to bear any additional cost, it must bear it in the first instance

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As Coronavirus Cases Rise, Students In Fair Lawn Return To School

FAIR LAWN, NJ — After months of vocal parent opposition to remote learning, Fair Lawn students returned to the borough’s public schools for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic on Monday.

Superintendent Nick Norcia, Principal Nancy Schwindt and Vice Principal Dominick Tarquinio greeted students upon their arrival on a quintessential fall day.

“Despite the current environment we are all facing, it was great to see our students and staff excited to come back to school this morning,” said Norcia, in a district Facebook post.

The return to in-person learning comes during a two-day period in which the state has topped 1,000 new coronavirus cases.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced 1,192 new cases during a Monday news conference, but also stated that he wouldn’t be halting the state’s reopening procedures.

“We don’t have the evidence of the things that can be enforced and regulated,” Murphy said. “We don’t have the evidence

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Georgia Power launches new careers website for students as part of Careers in Energy Week

ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Georgia Power is joining electrical utilities across the country to highlight Careers in Energy Week, October 19-23. As part of this year’s efforts, the company is launching, a new career website where high school students, recent graduates and career influencers can explore energy careers. 

Careers in Energy Week is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of energy careers and their importance to our communities, state and nation.

Visitors to the site can find details on careers in power generation, transmission and operations as well as technical training, certification programs and aptitude assessments to help them prepare for career success.

“At Georgia Power, we are committed to investing in programs and resources that help build a talent pipeline to support our state’s growing economy,” said Joseph Lillyblad, Georgia Power education and workforce development manager. “The energy industry and its skilled lineworkers,

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77,000 NYC students struggle without tablets, internet for remote learning

NEW YORK CITY — City leaders, parents and students gathered outside of Department of Education headquarters Sunday, calling on the city’s top educators to end the digital divide among New York City public schools students after recently released data shows 77,000 students in public housing and shelters don’t have the technology or WiFi needed for remote learning.

Lorna Lighter, a Brooklyn mother of three, was at the rally. She questioned why two of her children don’t have tablets and asked why they’re being left behind. Lighter said she has been asking DOE staff for help since schools pivoted to remote learning back in March.

“It’s hard when you go to the system and talk to people and they look at you like you stupid,” she said. “I’m not stupid. I have an education. I fought the waters to get an education. I want my children to have an education.”


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Chicago actor uses computer hobby to help prep students for e-learning amid pandemic

CHICAGO — When the COVID-19 pandemic forced David Roth out of work last March he spent his days fiddling with computers. 

But as the school year began to get underway this Chicagoan decided to use his hobby to help by prepping dozens of students for e-learning.   

David Roth is one of Chicago’s Very Own.  

If you take one look at his dining room table,you might mistake Roth for a computer repairman. 

“I’ve always been a tinkerer, take things apart and put them back together,” he said.

But as fascinated as Roth is with the inner workings of a computer, this Northsider is also an accomplished actor, and like so many others, he found himself without work as a result of the pandemic.

“Everything just stopped,” he said. “As freelancers, as a gig worker in that sense, as an actor, nobody could do anything.”

Roth said he was getting itchy with

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Tarlac artist sells paintings to connect teachers, students to internet

SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES – A Tarlac artist has been selling her artworks to raise money for students and teachers who have no access to the internet.

Maria Adelaida Calayag, 23, has so far raised P9,000, after selling four of her paintings, among them the ‘La Pieta,’ which was inspired by the famous sculpture of Renaissance artist Michaelangelo.

She  said the money from the sale of her artworks will be used for the Internet / wifi access of students in Barangays Balanti, San Luis, San Jose de Urquico and San Pablo which are near the Caritas Tarlac Mission Center.

“They would need to pay P3,000 each month, so unless they won’t need upgrades, the amount is sufficient for three months of internet,” Calayag, said, since students need Internet access amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Most of Calayag’s works are priced between P2,000-P3,000, but ‘La Pieta’ sold for P5,000.


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