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  • Announcing Aspirations Awards Honorees
    On the evening of April 14 join in to celebrate the 2021Top-Tier Aspirations in Computing Honorees at a high-quality virtual ceremony from 6:30-7:45pm. This year 116 of Minnesota's finest students with technology interests and aspirations were selected by national and state review teams to be recognized as Aspirations in Computing honorees.
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  • Becoming an IT Professional – MNAiC Honorees Prepare for their First Career Experience
    On two recent Saturdays, Veritas Technologies and many other MNAiC partners banded together to offer this year's version of the annual Professional Aspirations Workshops.  The workshops supported honorees to design effective and appealing resumes, build LinkedIn profiles, and interview for success. Learn more here
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  • SPARCing College Success — Illuminating the Path
    SPARCing College Success — Illuminating the Path A recent SPARCS event event hosted by the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) program provided a STEM passionate audience made up of high school students with an informative view of higher education. Panelists host questions about what comes next and how they should best prepare for the future.
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  • SPARCing Creativity with Securian Financial
    On October 28th, Securian Financial’s Women in STEM Alliance along with six other female leaders within Securian Financial hosted 23 high school students from across the state of Minnesota for a two-hour virtual career readiness event with Minnesota Aspirations in Computing and Minn State I.T. COE SPARCS called, “Becoming the Imagineer”.
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  • Aspirations in Computing Summer Intern Program Succeeds Amidst COVID Disruptions
    MNAiC seeks additional summer internship partners for 2021. Learn more about how internships can help your company achieve business goals, including opportunity to play a critical role in building and sustaining a Minnesota technology pipeline filled with diverse, high quality talent. For more information, email Russell.Fraenkel@metrostate.edu.
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  • Protect Yourself From Cyber Crime - Webinar October 15
    There is a very high risk of cyber-attacks due to increased need for info about Covid-19, Stimulus Checks, Job Postings, and general web searching at home. Criminals posing as IRS agents ask for bank information to deposit a stimulus check or someone poses as a potential employer offering a sign on bonus to be deposited into your checking account. These cyber crimes are on the increase. So, how do you stay safe? Start by understanding the threats by attending this webinar.
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  • A Future Brighter Than Ever
    On August 13th and 14th the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Program (MNAiC) offered a Bright Ideas Virtual Hackathon. MNAiC participants gathered with mentors and they had the greatest time coming up with ideas to positively change the world.
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  • Tomorrow- DONT MISS! Dr Manjeet Rege hosts "Artificial Intelligence – A World of Devices That Think and Learn"
    SIGN UP AND SHARE! https://itconnect.workoutloud.com/Event/mn-state-it-coe-academic-webinar-series-3 SIGN UP AND SHARE! https://itconnect.workoutloud.com/Event/mn-state-it-coe-academic-webinar-series-3 Dr. Manjeet Rege is an Associate Professor of Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science and Director, Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence at the University of St. Thomas. An author, mentor, thought leader, and a frequent public speaker on Big Data, Machine Lear...
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  • Results from our Career Readiness Badging Pilot, Project ELEVATE
    The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence recently completed its nine-month digital badging pilot, Project ELEVATE, resulting in over 170 badges being awarded to students from five institutions across the system.
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  • New Career Readiness Modules and Badges Coming Soon
    Five new Modules are being built and will be available for faculty to use in the fall 2020 semester. The Modules will cover the skills of creative problem solving, critical thinking, empathy, intercultural fluency, and resilience.
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