Pearson Announces Winners of Student Coding Contest


Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014

Although programming tasks are growing at double the pace of other jobs, computer programs is not even provided in 90 percent of U.S. schools, according to Code.org. To help enhance the awareness of the value of programs education, in 2013, undergraduates from around the U.S. came together to commemorate their vision for how to assist others learn and compete in Pearsons Student Coding Contest. Judges saw as each contestant made a case for each of their apps. They then gathered to discuss the benefits of each application and returned with the results.

. To view a short video of the students who got involved in the Pearson Student Coding Contest, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN-XmJayyzM. . Pearsons Strategic Advertising Manager, Greater Education, Yez Alayan, stated: . Just two percent of students in the U.S. are presently studying

computer system programming. If we triple that to six percent, we ‘d close the gap between students and jobs, driving$ 500 billion in economic value to our nation. We need to greatly increase the variety of students exposed to activitying education, and we have to start today. . The students who won the Pearson coding contest were rewarded with cash for their creative applications that could greatly improve student learning and success. . . Top place $ 10,000: Mike Purvis, University of Hawaii, Hilo . o Module to integrate with Pearson course material with existing university websites . o https://www.hackerleague.org/hackathons/pearson-student-coding-contest/hacks/mike-purvis . 2nd location $ 5,000: Wilson Johnson, University of Texas, Dallas . o Education and social media all in one on your mobile gadget .

o https://www.hackerleague.org/hackathons/pearson-student-coding-contest/hacks/ecosystem-1 . Third place$ 1,000: Tracy Oguni, University of

Texas, Arlington . o Study Pal, an Android application to assist students handle the usual trouble of
scheduling their projects and research time . o https://www.hackerleague.org/hackathons/pearson-student-coding-contest/hacks/studybuddy . The panel of external judges brings a wealth of education technology experience. The 6 judges picked the final three winners. They all hail from diverse backgrounds and have a vital eye for exactly what helps enhance both teaching and learning. . Rutgers University: Rick Novack, Associate Vice President, Continuing Education & Distance Learning . Iowa Community College Online Consortium: Ann M. Jenkins, Instructional Design and

Training Professional . Universal Technical Institute: Bryce H. Peterson, Senior citizen Vice President, Details Technology . Texas Christian College: Romy Hughes, Associate Director & LMS Director .
Education Management Corporation: Scott Gasper, Course Management Systems IT Manager Education Management Corporations Course Management Systems IT Manager, Scott Gasper, said: The Pearson student coding contest was an excellent example of empowering today’s youth to go beyond their comfort area and build cutting-edge options for the improvement of others. The students who got involved found out lifelong lessons about innovation, dealing with others and how to work under a timeline, all crucial for the youth of our world to understand as they enter the workforce. . To sign up with the discussion around coding on Twitter, use # AlwaysCoding. . Last December, Pearson took part in the Hour of Code project, an unprecedented initiative to assist 10 million students and grownups learn computer shows during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-13.

The project was led by Code.org and was designed to demystify computer science and call attention to the benefits of learning this foundational skill. . About Pearson . Pearson is the world’s leading discovering business, with 40,000 staff members in even more than 80 nations working to help individuals of any ages to make measurable development in their lives with knowing. For more information about Pearson, see http://www.pearson.com. . Media Contact :

Stacy Skelly, stacy. skelly(at)pearson(dot )com . . . . . Even more Building Press Releases

NextEnergy Supports Three Prize Winners at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition


Detroit, MI (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

Over 50 Michigan business owners pitched their businesses throughout the semi-final round of the Accelerate Michigan Development Competitors, which occurred in Detroit earlier this week. NextEnergy provides recurring support to 11 of the business that made it to the semi-finals, and three of those companies took house prize money totaling $ 175,000.

. We couldnt be more happy that 3 companies we support won honors and prize money at this weeks Accelerate Michigan Development Competition, stated NextEnergy Head of state and CEO, Jean Redfield. These are high-potential companies led by skilled individuals, working to advance energy efficiency in production, the uptake of innovative products for transportation, and advanced battery systems for vehicle electrification. The cash prizes will accelerate the commercialization of their products and drive more investment and jobs in Michigan.

. Ann Arbor-based Covaron Advanced Materials won 2nd total with a prize money of $ 100,000. Covaron Advanced Materials has developed a patent-pending product called PETRAFORGE. This thermosetting ceramic does not should undergo the high-cost, energy-intensive (3600 F) heat sintering procedure required for advanced ceramics. Instead, it can be treated at considerably lower temperature levels (160-200 F), which produces huge potential for energy-efficient manufacturing.

. Calumet-based REL Inc. won 3rd general with a prize money of $ 50,000. REL is the leader in the development of metal matrix composite (MMC) brake innovation and products, with applications in the automotive and bike markets. These brakes are 60 % lighter, bring about enhanced energy efficiency and car light-weighting.

. Ann Arbor-based Inmatech Inc. won the Option Energy Sector prize with a money prize of $ 25,000. Inmatech is developing next generation supercapacitor gadgets that integrate affordable, high-performance materials that will extend the array and cycle lives of batteries in hybrid energy storage systems.

. Eleven companies that NextEnergy supports made it to the semi-finals in this years competitors including AMF Nano, Covaron Advanced Materials, GreenLancer, Inmatech, Inventev, Nostrum Energy, Ornicept, REL Inc., SkySpecs, TM3 Systems, and Pelastar by Glosten.

. The Accelerate Michigan Advancement Competition is a worldwide business competitors designed to bring entrepreneurial companies together with regional, nationwide and international investors, and showcase the finest brand-new company ideas to foster financial growth in Michigan. The competition was led by the Company Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan (that includes Ann Arbor SPARK, Automation Street, Macomb-OU INCubator and TechTown), Business Leaders for Michigan, the College Study Corridor (which consists of Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University) and the New Economy Effort, which came together to support the improvement of Michigans entrepreneurial environment with a number of collaborative efforts.

. The Accelerate Michigan Advancement Competitors rewarded finalists with more than $ 1 million in cash and in-kind rewards. For a full list of winners, see their website.

. About NextEnergy:

. Founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NextEnergy is one of the nations leading accelerators of innovative energy technologies, businesses and industries. NextEnergy drives innovation demonstration and commercialization; delivers industry and endeavor development services; and provides a definitive voice in the general public sector. Given that its beginning, NextEnergy has assisted draw in even more than $ 1 billion of brand-new investment in the state of Michigan, including programs in unwanted of $ 150 million in which NextEnergy has actually straight participated. To learn more, go to http://www.nextenergy.org. . . .
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U.S. CAD Successfully Exhibits at DBIA 2013; Congratulations to National Project Award Winners

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013

U.S. CAD, an AEC market consultant and Autodesk Certified Gold Partner, participated in the 2013 Design Build Conference and Exposition and effectively provided BIM9, Understanding Trax, and BIM Job Force to conference attendees.

. We are extremely delighted with the quality of participants at the conference and the level of engagement with the attendees and exhibitors from across all the different design and construction sectors, states Vince Aman, Senior Director of Sales and Advertising of U.S. CAD. This conference was a terrific chance for our group to fulfill and engage with specialists in the design-build market and likewise present our latest abilities.

. UNITED STATE CAD also went to the Awards Supper on the second day of the conference, which commemorated the following people and organizations for their outstanding work in design-build:

. Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., DBIA

. Job of the Year: Chobani, Inc. New Greek Yogurt Center . Design-Builder, General Contractor, and Engineer: Shambaugh & & Boy, L.P. . Designer: MSKTD & Associates, Inc. . Specialized Contractor: Boccard life Sciences . Civil/Architectural/Structural Subcontractor: Tippmann Team Quality in Design Award: Colonel James Nesmith Readiness Center . Design-Builder: Lease Crutcher Lewis .

Architect: THA Architecture .
Engineers: Catena Consulting Engineers( Structural), Glumac (Mechanical), KPFF Consulting Engineers(Civil) . Specialty Professional: Location Studio(Landscape Design )Quality in Design Honor: UC Irvine Contemporary Arts Center . Design-Builder and General Specialist:

Edge Construction, LLC . Designers: Ehrlich Architects and LRM Landscape Architecture . Engineers: John A. Martin & Associates, Inc., KPFF Consulting Engineers Inc., M-E Engineers & Inc., Smith Engineering . Specialized Consultants: Menlo Scientific Acoustics, Inc., Schaffer Acoustics Inc. . Specialized Service providers: Berg Electric Corporation, Best Interiors, Inc., Couts Heating and Cooling, Inc., EDGE Concrete Division, Scrape Certified Welding, Inc. Excellence in Design Citation: Tres Rios Environmental Restoration, Phase 3A and 3B . Design-Builder and General Professional: Kiewit Western Co. .

Architect and Engineer: HNTB Company .
Specialty Contractor: Logan Simpson Design Inc.
( Landscape Designer), Classic Excavation (Clear and Grub Subcontractor), Combs Construction Company (Grading and Excavation Subcontractor)About UNITED STATE CAD . UNITED STATE CAD is an AEC industry specialist

and Autodesk Certified Gold

Partner on the West Coast and Hawaii. U.S. CAD specializes in helping its clients integrate BIM, sustainable design, and analysis solutions by incorporating a range of Autodesk solutions together with consulting, application, training, BIM modeling and production, configuration and support services. Headquartered in Newport Coastline, CA with additional offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Honolulu and Las Vegas, UNITED STATE CAD has actually become the solutions supplier of option for many of the Wests leading business. To learn more, browse through http://www.uscad.com or call -LRB-877-RRB- 648-7223. . UNITED STATE CAD is a hallmark of U.S. CAD, Inc. Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other

nations. All various other trademark name, product names, or hallmarks belong to their particular holders. . . . . .