Financial Literacy And Raising The Entrepreneurs Of Tomorrow

Across the US there is an  emerging trend of entrepreneurship . Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen growing numbers of  young entrepreneurs build successful businesses, many before the age of 18 . Organizations from all over have arisen to help these young entrepreneurs get their start, both for funding and helping them to develop the right mindset. Technology […]

What Happened On This Day – March 15

1990 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes President of the Soviet Union His economic and political reforms, as well as his advocacy of free speech, strengthened pro-democracy movements in other Eastern European countries and ultimately led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. 1985 The world’s first internet domain name is registered symbolics.com […]

Happy International Ask a Question Day

What? How? Where? Why? HUH?!? All of the questions you could possibly think of can be freely raised on Ask a Question Day! That’s right, now is your opportunity to ask that burning question that’s been festering in the dark recesses of your mind. We all know there’s no such thing as a stupid question, so […]

Bridging the skills gap with strong leadership

“People don’t leave jobs, they leave bad managers.” It’s a phrase everyone has heard, and the manufacturing world is no different. The real difference with manufacturing is the issue is actually even more dangerous than other industries because the skills gap is making it harder to replace a qualified operator, machinist or engineer. The conversation […]

Connecting Industry to Every Classroom

For decades many of us have been involved in discussions about creating opportunities for all students to gain exposure to the real world. We have spent hundreds of hours brainstorming with companies, universities, non-profits, chambers of commerce, technology councils and the likes to bridge the gap between industry and education. The reality is the teacher […]

The STEAM-Powered Elementary School: Montour Opens World’s First Lego-Themed Brick Makerspace

Pennsylvania’s Montour Elementary School stands out even among schools that have embraced STEAM education, the maker movement, hands-on learning and augmented and virtual reality. So when the K–4 school opened the world’s first “Brick Makerspace” — a Lego Education-powered STEAM lab developed and implemented in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University, Lego Education, parents, students and a local Barnes and […]