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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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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories with Afiya Ward
    Host Katherine Myers closes the first season of Alumnae Stories with 2020 Aspirations in Computing State winner and recent high school graduate, Afiya Ward.
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  • Podcast: Students Speak Out: Why Career Readiness Skills are Critical to Learn in College
    In our third Career Readiness podcast episode, we hear from two Minnesota State technology students. Rose Dillon, a computer science major at Metropolitan State University, and Molly Clabots, a software development student from Minneapolis College, talk about why they and their peers feel that learning teamwork, communications, and leadership skills in their college courses is essential in preparing them for the working world.
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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Katelyn Jo France
    In the month of May, series host Katherine Myers spoke with fellow program alumna and 2020 Collegiate Aspirations in Computing State winner, Katelyn Jo France.
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  • Teaching Career Readiness Skills to Technology Students … How-To's from Minnesota State Faculty
    In our second Career Readiness podcast episode, we hear from IT faculty members Vickie McLain (Lake Superior College) and Brian Huilman (Minneapolis College) about their use of the Career Readiness Modules. Vickie and Brian talk about their experience teaching communications, professional writing, and teamwork skills in their courses, and the impact the Modules are having on students
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  • Virtual Summer I.T. Bootcamps From the ITCOE
    MN State ITCOE is thrilled to announce our 2020 Bootcamps for the first time will be held virtually. Sign up now! Limited number of spots, and we are filling quickly.
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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Alumna and Industrial Engineer, Erin Mitchell
    Alumnae Stories is a monthly LIVE Chat — the series provides program participants an online opportunity to connect with alumnae at various stages of their journey as #womenintech, as well as industry leaders and educators. This month I caught up with a fellow MNAiC Award Honoree and alumna, engineer, and geekette, Erin Mitchell.
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  • What Does a PC Specialist Do?
    Should I Become a PC Specialist?
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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Salesforce MVP, Shonnah Hughes
    MNAiC Alumnae Host, Katherine Myers speaks with Getfeedback’s Product Evangelist & Salesforce MVP, Shonnah Hughes about distance learning, and remote work during COVID-19, and why diverse representation in tech matters.
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  • Cyber Security Set to Soar
    Why You Should Consider a Career in Cyber Security Right Now
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  • 10 Innovative Women Making History in the Twin Cities' Tech Space
    These innovators are leading and advocating for changes that dismantle barriers and ensure equitable access for women and underrepresented people to the technology sector.
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  • Don't Miss This Free Webinar: Data for Good: Building a Compassionate, Whole Story
    Free Webinar From the MN State ITCOE: Reporting data is an increasing requirement in health care, especially with greater awareness of the need for strong public health knowledge and responses. Join us for this free webinar hosted by SAS’ National Director of Behavioral Health and Whole Person Care, Dr. Josh Morgan to discuss how strengths-based and whole person data and analytics can be particularly important for short- and long-term recovery.
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  • Minnesota State Mankato to Host Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Virtually
    Minnesota State Mankato to host Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Virtually on March 28-29 More than 200 students, 50 teams to address real-world data analytics problem Mankato, Minn. – More than 200 students representing 50 teams from universities and colleges throughout the Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Kansas, will compete in the ninth annual Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) Saturday and Sunday...
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  • Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Program Response to COVID-19
    As COVID-19 progresses and communities and businesses become increasingly involved in ways to slow and manage the virus spread, we wanted you to know that MNAiC is committed to the safety of program participants, partners, volunteers, and staff. We’ve been actively engaged in implementing changes to the way we go about our important work.
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  • Career Readiness Modules Podcast – Episode One
    Listen to this first episode in our new series of podcasts focused on the Career Readiness D2L Modules. In this episode, Wilson Garland and Janice Aanenson from the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence discuss the importance of teaching career readiness skills to IT and computer science students, employer viewpoints on career readiness skills, the value of the Career Readiness D2L Modules to faculty and students, and how faculty can utilize the Modules and award digital badges in their cours...
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  • STEM Fuse COVID-19 Response
    STEM Fuse COVID-19 Response
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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Alumna Guest, Amiyah Hunter
    As a National and State Aspiration in Computing Winner, Amiyah Hunter speaks to the impact the program has had on her educational trajectory and the important role representation played during her tenure.
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  • Are You Signed Up? Prepare For Your Future
    It seems like Spring is the time for everything DATA. Not only do you have two opportunities to participate in data competitions, but we are also seeing a lot of research and articles coming out with new ideas and concepts, as they relates to data.
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  • Industry Faculty IT Conference 2020 Information - Register Here
    Don't miss this free conference opportunity hosted by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence exploring emerging employer needs, identifying student learning outcomes, and offering you a chance to collaborate with educators from around the state of Minnesota.
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  • Free Spring Professional Development Events for Our Favorite Faculty
    #1.) SAS Visual Analytics VIYA Basics Friday, April 24th, 2020 → Saturday, April 25th, 2020 @MNStateITCOE Training Center in St. Paul Back by request and sure to fill quickly!  Professional SAS trainers will teach two important areas: SAS VIYA Basics and GAP Overview (Global Academic Programs).  SAS VISUAL ANALYTICS 1 FOR SAS® Viya®: BASICS (1.5 days) An introduction to data preparation, data discovery, and report creation in SAS Visual Analytics. ...
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  • These 6 Young Women of Color are Making Local History and Impact, as Shining Tech Stars
    In celebration of Black History Month, we're recognizing six young women of color for their computing-related interests, skills, and accomplishments!
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  • Upcoming Events for Students and Faculty
    Spring Events From MN State ITCOE MIDWEST UNDERGRADUATE DATA ANALYTICS COMPETITION - MARCH 28 - 29, 2020 DATA DERBY - APRIL 18, 2020
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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Special Guest Claire Kaiser
    The first chat of the year was all the feels for me! We invited Claire Kaiser, who is a biomedical engineering PhD student at my alma mater, the University of Minnesota — Go Gophers!
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  • Microsoft Tests New Approach to Experiential Learning
    Through a range of initiatives and partnerships, similar to the one with Aspirations, Microsoft is helping young people discover a passion for tech. Many of these partnerships are leading the movement to close the gender gap, driving racially inclusive business practices and influencing awareness around ethics in technology.
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  • A Diverse Workforce Creates Better Products and Improves Lives
    In honor of Black History Month, the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards Program (MNAiC) is proud to feature the vision and impactful work of these black women in technology.
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  • Announcing 2020 National Aspirations in Computing Award Honorees from Minnesota
    The Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Program will recognize 10 young women from Minnesota high schools at its 8th Annual Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony as National Honorable Mentions on April 15, 2020.
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  • Equity in Opportunity, in the Ability to Thrive
    2019 marked our eighth year of this tremendously successful partnership with Minnesota businesses, schools, educators, and community organizations.
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  • Introducing Alumnae Stories on Instagram LIVE
    You asked and we listened! This social media series gives you and other young women in high school to connect with each other. Through featuring past and present program participants you’ll have the opportunity to learn and connect with peers and with alumnae at various stages of their journey as #womenintech.
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  • Inclusion Changes What's Possible
    Here are the types of experiences that empower and provide underrepresented tech talent the opportunities to claim equity and change what’s possible in tech.
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  • Exploring, Engaging, and Advancing Technical Knowledge — While Paying it Forward
    In this month’s segment of Alumnae Stories, host, Katherine Myers speaks with Anjali Donthi, a current program participant and 2019 Aspirations in Computing State Winner.
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  • Girls in Tech, Virtually a Reality
    Like the disruptive force of VR technology, today’s women in tech, are breaking the false code that technology is best designed and delivered by men. And REM5 is using VR technology to dismantle accessibility and opportunity barriers for Minnesota’s young women.
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  • Strength in Numbers — It's More Than Just Coding
    Plenty of girls are interested in STEM jobs, but many don’t want to code software all day. Is a successful career in tech possible without becoming a code maven?
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  • Leaders Unite to Expand Internships for Young Women in High School
    The reality of allowing talented young women with innovative skills and technology-related accomplishments slip through the fingertips of Minnesota employers will soon come to an end.   And… that’s great news for young women from Minnesota’s high schools, as well as employers who are challenged to fill technical roles with diverse talent. These sweet outcomes go a long way to help fulfill the state’s goal to scale economic growth by fostering Minnesota’s buddi...
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  • Highlights from the Premiere of MNAiC Alumnae Stories with Host Katherine Myers and Featured Guest Fiona Chow
    Introducing Alumnae Stories on Instagram LIVE — This syndicated social media series gives program participants and other young women in high school the opportunity to connect with alumnae at various stages of their journey as #womenintech.
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  • Why Cyber Security Awareness is Actually the Scariest Part of October.
    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence wants to emphasize to our amazing Minnesota State faculty how important it is to help students be aware of cybersecurity and the impact it will have on almost all future career fields. Learn more about why cyber threats are so scary to our every day lives and also about how we can fight back.
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  • Don't Miss Out!!! Student 360 2020 is in January 2020
    Student 360 sponsored by The Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) will be hosted this year by Target, Corp. The event will be held January 31, 2020 from 8am - 5pm and include a number of industry leading speakers, panel members and sessions that provide you with valuable insights. 
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  • Highlight on MTEEA - Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association
    The Minnesota State ITCOE is going to be attending the annual MTEEA Fall Conference on September 26th and 27th.  If you are going to be there make sure and stop by to learn more about our IT Exploration Curriculum and how it can help you expose  your middle and highschool students to technology and computing based skills and careers.
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  • The Importance of Networking in Today's Job Market
    To land your dream job or even get an interview make sure you have a solid network of clients, connections, peers, or leaders. This article will tell you ways to achieve that.
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  • There is No End to the Summer Fun at ITCOE - Fall Faculty Events
    Fall opportunities for Faculty and a summer program recap.
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  • Aspirations Honorees Eagerly Engage with Minnesota Employers
    This summer, 26 talented Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award (MNAiC) Honorees were matched with 21 Minnesota businesses for an engaging job shadow experience.
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  • 2020 Aspirations in Computing Application Season Coming Soon
    Young women from Minnesota’s high schools with computing related interests are highly encouraged to apply for the 2020 Aspirations in Computing Awards program.
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  • Aspirations in Computing Explores Land O' Lakes' AgTech
    This summer, three 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Program Honorees participated in an extended internship opportunity at the at the Arden hills Land O’Lakes headquarters. The three young women were invited to share their experience with the Fortune leaders at the company and here’s what they had to say.
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  • Summer Bootcamps Are Officially Done! And, Did We Mention? They Were Awesome.
    MN State IT Center of Excellence had a busy and fun June hosting Cyber Bootcamp at Metropolitan State University and the 1st Annual Data Bootcamp at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Both of these events brought together students from across Minnesota to explore cyber or data and advance their understanding and abilities.
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  • Strength in Numbers - Changing Self-perceptions
    In our search to understand more about companies that are successfully implementing workplace diversity, we interviewed Kathy Washenberger, newly appointed Director of Information Security/GRC at Deluxe Corporation.
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  • Where Are They Now — Amiyah Hunter
    At the 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) Awards ceremony held on April 17, we recognized 37 young women for their technology-related interests and achievements. Among these honorees was Amiyah Hunter, a State Winner and the sole National Winner from Minnesota!  Amiyah is a Roseville High School senior, Land O’Lakes intern, and upcoming University of Northwestern Saint Paul student whose experiences with technology have been greatly influenced by the Aspirations in Comput...
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  • Where Are They Now: Fiona Chow
    The 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) Awards ceremony is April 17th, and there is no better time to share another exclusive look into the lives of past MNAiC honorees! This time we are catching up with Fiona Chow, a 2018 State Honorable Mention and 2017 Certificate of Distinction recipient.
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  • Summer Bootcamps for Data and Cyber!
    MN State IT Center of Excellence will be hosting two (2) Bootcamp Events in June 2019 just for you!
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  • Keynote Speakers and Panel Guests
    New Directions provides an opportunity to learn more about past and current Center projects and how you can get involved. It’s also a great way for you to hear from Leading Experts in the Information Technology Field. As always, we aim to have new and dynamic speakers and panel guest to help us all understand the needs of the industry. This year’s line-up once again delivers!
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  • Strength in Numbers — Optimizes Equity in Tech for Women
    In this Strength-in-Numbers series article, we speak with Amy Alexander, Senior Biomedical Engineer at Mayo Clinic where she converts 2-D radiological images into 3D-printed models. Amy discusses what she believes can be done to improve participation by women in the technology industry.
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  • ITX
    Minnesota State - IT Center of Excellence is excited to announce that our work and collaboration with high schools and colleges in Minnesota to perfect an Information Technology (IT) Exploration curriculum has produced a high quality resource which is now available for use in your school.    Register now for an upcoming 30 minute introduction webinar. IT Exploration Introduction Webinar April 23, 2019 3:40pm – 4:10pm May 8, 2019 3:40pm -4:10pm B...
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  • TOP 10 IT CAREERS FOR 2019
    A number of organizations have completed Career Outlook surveys for 2018 and beyond. The summary of findings have a nice outlook for students in the data science, computer science and/or information technology areas. In 2018, Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com) listed the 50 best jobs in the United States. Their job ratings included job satisfaction, number of job openings and base salary. Out of the top 50 jobs, fifteen (15) are in the technology arenas, with many being in the Top 10!
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  • Register now for the New Directions In IT Education - Minnesota State IT Faculty Conference
    New Directions in IT Education is the annual Minnesota State Faculty Conference that provides an opportunity for educators and industry leaders to interact with their peers and influence the direction of education. This year’s conference will be held May 15-17, 2019 at North Hennepin Community and Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN.
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  • Strength in Numbers — Maximizing Influence to Drive Career Success
    As a continuation of our series, we feature Rachel Whitcomb, Vice President of Supply Chain Technology at Target Corporation. Rachel shares transformative insights into the role mentors can play in shaping mentees’ careers…
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  • 7 Tips for Job Interview Success
    Experts say a good job interview starts well before the job seeker and interviewer meet. Preparation can be as important as the interview itself. Researching, practicing, and dressing appropriately are the first steps to making the most of a job interview. During Veritas Technologies Professional Workshop, honorees received these following tips:
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  • Strength in Numbers - Leads to Transformative Policies
    Numerous studies, including Google’s two-year quest to build the perfect team, reveal that creating a diverse culture with a foundation of respect and trust leads to high performing teams. Developing policies that support these values is helping to transform work environments that benefit organizations, employees, and customers.
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  • Where Are They Now: Caroline Zeng
    The Where are They Now? series provides an exclusive look into their lives, exposing their personal and professional interests, their favorite learning and enrichment experiences, and their education and career plans. This article features Caroline Zeng, a 2018 Minnesota State Winner and National Honorable Mention.
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  • Strength in Numbers - Catalyst for Cultural Change
    It’s one thing to talk about corporate diversity and inclusion, and yet another to actually implement it in an effective way. In this article, we get an inside view of how Director of Software Engineering, Julie Gallenberg, is helping to influence company culture and the well-being of her colleagues, and the staff she leads at Minneapolis-based information security company, Code42.
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  • An Invite to Join Us at the Table
    Info on upcoming Spring 2019 events for college faculty that are interested in IT
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  • Going the Distance with IT Exploration Learning in Greater Minnesota
    A pilot project funded and supported by Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence and Lyft Career Pathways helped the IT Exploration partners to design and develop the distance offering that involves the study of computer hardware maintenance and repair, software development (including gaming), network administration, telecommunications, data analytics, and cyber security.
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  • The Minnesota Twins SPARCS a Field of Dreams
    The Twins’ team hit a technology home run with the SPARCS visiting team this past October. Young women who are passionate about tech took part in an exclusive “behind the scenes” tech tour of Target Field and the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club as part of the Fall 2018 lineup of SPARCS Employer Engagement events.  Participants enjoyed an adventure-filled day learning how the Twins and Major League Baseball use technology to ensure fans at the ballpark and everywhere else in ...
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  • Strength in Numbers - Leads to a Culture of Trust
    Minnesota-based Merrill Corporation is laser focused on building trustworthy business relationships. And, inside its corporate walls, tech executives like Peg Mickelson are helping to create a culture of trust that encourages and supports women seeking careers in technology.
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  • 2018 Study Guide to a Successful Final Exam Preparation
    Much of the stress of Final Exams is trying to figure out how to fit in necessary studying and classwork in between family obligations, work schedule, and at this time of the year HOLIDAY events and parties. Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare.
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  • 2018 Cyber & Data Curriculum Development Project Update
    There are plenty of opportunities for you to be part of this incredible project! As we move into the 2019 Calendar year, we will be seeking for your assistance in creating over 50 Cybersecurity and Data Science/Analytics curriculum modules.
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  • A Winning Strategy to Drive Gender Equity in Tech
    Employer partners involved in the Minnesota Aspirations for Computing Program, believe exposure to technology career options through experiential learning opportunities can be equally powerful, and perhaps more advantageous during the high school years.
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  • MN Businesses Engage Young Women in Tech through Experiential Learning
    Visiting workplaces and interacting with technologists offers invaluable opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce to learn about technical roles in an organization, and the professional skills employees need to possess to help drive business success
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  • Preparing for a Career in Technology
    Its officially Fall! Leaves are beginning to change from green to an array of auburn, copper and orange; the excitement of Halloween and Zombie Pub Crawl is just around the corner, midterms and finals are unfortunately looming  and if you haven’t already secured your flight home for Thanksgiving… well… that’ll be an awkward conversation for you and your parents. For the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, Fall also marks the start of industry even...
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  • Faculty & Student Training Opportunities
    Learn how to help Students discover internships, career options, increase work experience, sharpen their professional image, resume and interviewing skills!
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  • Generating SPARCS with a Lasting Impact
    SPARCS seeks business Partners who are willing to expose program participants to existing and emerging technologies, as well as diverse information technology roles and skills.
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  • Where Are They Now: Zoe Berg
    Meet Zoe Berg, an aspiring mechanical engineer, Lakeville South High School senior and rockstar member of the Aspirations in Computing community with four awards to her name – 2018 National Honorable Mention, 2018 State Winner, 2017 State Honorable Mention, and 2016 Certificate of Distinction honoree. She first applied for the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) award in ninth grade due to the encouragement and support from her mom. Good thing she applied, because she has not only g...
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  • The Defining Differences between Big Data, Data Analytics & Data Science
    Once upon a time, when mentioned in conversations or in the classroom, numbers in general were referred to as either Mathematics or Statistics. Now, data can be included to terms used to refer to numbers.
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  • Applying Emerging Big Data, Analytics, Infrastructure Curriculum to the Classroom
    As many of you remember, at New Directions in IT Education Faculty (NDiIT) Conference in May 2018 we had a full half day dedicated to data. Our Keynote Speaker, James Harroun, SAS, gave a fascinating view into data visualization and exploration which was followed by a panel discussion with experts from Willis Towers Watson and  One 10 Marketing and Brick, Inc  joining in the conversation. The Data Analytics and Science panel discussion concluded Keynote Speaker, Joseph Indelicato, of S...
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  • New and Improved 2018 ITX Curriculum
    IT Exploration (ITX) offers market relevant educational materials to prepare secondary and postsecondary students for success in a fast-changing technological world. The program can be enlivened through the engagement of area employers and IT professionals. ITX prepares students for higher education and career success in high-demand technology jobs.
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  • Making the most Out of the New Academic Year Event Calendar as a MN State Faculty Member
    As the Information Technology Center of Excellence we offer a wide range of opportunities to assist MN State I.T. faculty increase industry knowledge, collaborate and partner with local businesses.
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  • Making the most out of the New Academic Year's Event Calendar
    As the Information Technology Center of Excellence we offer a wide range of opportunities to assist MN State I.T. students increase their professional and technical skills.
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  • Bridging Tech Talent from High School… to College… to Career
    Through job shadow partnering efforts, the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards (MNAiC) Program exposed, young women in high school who are passionate about technology to I.T. career paths across a diverse spectrum of industries.
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  • Best Buy & Target Sponsor BDPA & SPARCS I.T. Exploration Experience
    BDPA Twin Cities and Southern Minnesota (Rochester area) collaborated to recruit underrepresented secondary students from their ranks and area communities to meet the challenges and excitement that technology learning has to offer.
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  • CLC Students Present SOS app for Veterans at White House
    Central Lakes College students represent Minnesota emerging tech community at the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge, sponsored by The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges held at the White House.
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  • Expanding the (Data) Universe
    We hear it in high-stakes and high-value data discussions: data is the new gold; data is everywhere; we are overwhelmed by data; we are drowning in data; we need a data strategy; data-this; data-that…
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  • 10 Sponsored Work Initiatives Under Consideration for Funding
    Through the collaborative efforts of faculty and industry leaders, ten sponsored work initiatives ranging from Agile Course Module Creation to Data Research Colloquiums were developed. Funding award announcements for these projects will be made June 4th.
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  • 2018 New Directions in IT (NDiIT) Education Faculty Conference Highlights
    Nearly 60 faculty and 20 industry leaders came together to share, learn, and create collaborative opportunities at the 2018 New Directions in IT Education Faculty Conference.
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  • SAVE-THE-DATE: Minnesota Cybersecurity Fair
    The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence has partnered with Metropolitan State University and other organizations in Minnesota to establish the MN Cyber Institute.
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  • Where Are They Now: Kirsi Kuutti
    In our final feature of the 2018 “Where Are They Now” series, we meet with Duluth-native Kirsi Kuutti, a 2013 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards winner and the 2018 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards Ceremony keynote speaker! Kirsi will graduate from the University of Minnesota Duluth in December 2019 with a double major in electrical engineering and computer science.
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  • 2018 Aspirations in Computing Award Highlights
    At this year’s ceremony, 35 young women from across Minnesota high schools were recognized for their GRIT and achievements in technology. Along with being recognized, honorees were awarded prizes ranging from tech devices, scholarships, job shadowing and internship opportunities.
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  • Generating SPARCS
    SPARCS is about Sustaining Passion, Ambition and Resolve for Career Success.  The year-round program for young women aims to build excitement and inspire students to embrace technology education at the high school level, through relevant and engaging information technology (I.T.) learning experiences.  Ultimately, SPARCS experiences are designed to inspire and empower Minnesota’s young women to become technology literate, confident and competent.    
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  • Reasons 4 the Season: Why You Should Partner to Disrupt Tech in 2018
    The Minnesota Aspirations in Computing program brings together thought leaders from local businesses along with leaders from the technology sector, schools and community to help young women achieve their computing related educational and career goals.
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  • Exploring Careers in Cyber Security
    In today’s world increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. As we become more reliant on modern technology, we also become more vulnerable to cyberattacks such as corporate security breaches, spear phishing, and social media fraud. And implementing effective cybersecurity measures has proven to be a challenge for most because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.
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  • Cultivating a Gender Inclusive I.T. Workforce
    Minnesota is facing a shortage of tech talent – in addition to the shortage, there is an alarming gap in gender equity.  Women, especially women of color, are essentially “absent” from technology innovation across the United States, according to The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). 
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  • IT Exploration... is for Everyone!
    Information Technology (I.T.) has become the BIG engine that could.  It powers education, business and community success.  I.T. is all around us.  From smartphones to social media sites, I.T. is the hardware,  software, and people with passion for technology that excites and engages all of us in the digital world.  Where there’s interactivity, you’ll find information technology.
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  • New Direction of Hands-On Student Learning 2018
    At Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence we thrive in knowing that we create and present student experiential learning opportunities that assist faculty in moving their students forward in their knowledge, skills and abilities!
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  • Keeping Pace with the Dynamic Nature of IT Innovation
    Whether you ‘get IT’ or don’t, the Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence can help dispel the myths and misconceptions of what  information technology (I.T.) is , where I.T. happens, why I.T.  happens… and by what kinds of people. The truth of the matter is this – I.T. is Everywhere… and it can be for Everyone!
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  • How Employers Should Prepare for Generation Z
    Employers have been working with Millennial students for quite a few years, however, are you ready for Generation Z? Generation Z is the new generation of students coming out of college in the next 4-5 years and beginning to enter the workforce. They were born between 1995-2012, so many of the Generation Zs are 21 years old already. We want to help employers who feel challenged with figuring out how to prepare for the newest generation of employees entering the workforce. This article shares...
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  • IT Career Spotlight: Web Development Careers
    What does a Web Developer do?   Web Developers perform an array of tasks each day,  so if you’re allergic to monotony,  thrive on creativity, understand languages like C++ and find technical problem solving as easy as pi, web development is the calling for you!
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  • How to Integrate SAS University Edition into Classroom Training
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