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Why Diversity Matters in STEM

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Midtown Atlanta

Diversity in STEM matters significantly and on so many levels. African-American men face unique challenges.  Georgia Tech’s Gary May, dean of the College of Engineering, explains that when capable students’ talents go undeveloped, this represents a loss for both the individual and society. Read more: http://amplifier.gatech.edu/articles/2015/05/why-diversity-matters-stem

Sumo Robot League: Robots & Sports Spark STEM Interest

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Greater Augusta

The skills gap is real, folks. Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career. Only 30 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT test were cleared for college-level sciences. That’s a problem. Robotics has proved to be a …

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The Search for Life in the Solar System

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Midtown Atlanta

Scientists are getting ready to take giant leaps in their search for life in our solar system, and Georgia Tech researchers are playing key roles in that momentous journey. Read more here: http://www.news.gatech.edu/2017/02/22/search-life-solar-system

Georgia State University’s High-Tech Facility Boosts Biomedical Discoveries

Industry: Health IT
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Downtown Atlanta

  According to the Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia State University is making big breakthroughs in healthcare research at its relatively new Institute of Biomedical Sciences. Catch the full story here > http://gra.org/view/special/featured_discoveries/view_video/&curvideo=19  

Skyer: Use technology to maximize the destination experience

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Location: Greater Atlanta

The next generation of parking and transit technology should incorporate local city and university apps, as well as complementary services such as Lyft, Uber, Ride Amigos, and Google Transit to improve the consumer experience and increase ridership and usage rates. “Everything we do in parking and transit boils down to one very simple and straightforward concept: How Do I Maximize the Journey to Destination Experience?” Mitch Skyer, president of Atlanta-based Passio Technologies, asked. “In other words, ‘I’ve got somewhere to go, so what’s the fastest, simplest, cheapest way for me to get there with the least amount of hassle?’”

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In Case You Missed It: Kennesaw State Explores Ethical Hacking

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Cobb

  As more cyber threats abound, companies depend on info security experts to reveal vulnerabilities in their networks. To meet the growing demand from companies in metro Atlanta, Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education is launching its first Ethical Hacker Certification program. Rebecca Mattox, the online advanced program …

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How to Raise Millions Outside of Silicon Valley

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Cardlytics founders Lynne Laube and Scott Grimes share the secrets to raising millions in VC funding outside of Silicon Valley.

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Finance Roundtable: Preparing Your Exit Strategy

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

On February 9, Cresa Atlanta and CPA firm Habif, Arogeti & Wynne (HA&W), LLP hosted a round table discussion of “exit strategies”—how business owners can prepare their businesses for eventual sale. Three speakers—Stephen Sonenshine, partner, transaction advisory services at BDO; Don Bravaldo, CPA and managing partner at Bravaldo Capital Advisors; …

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