Tech Trends – article picks from SSTI staff

TBED Community Represented at SOTU In this blog post, Hiroyuki “Hiro” Fujita, a technology entrepreneur invited to sit in the First Lady’s box, talks about how TBED programs helped his company grow and expand in the international market.

Can Governors Create Jobs? The debate over government’s role in job creation is examined in this Stateline article, which discusses the deep philosophical differences demonstrated in the policies of governors across the country. Read more …

St. Louis Business Leaders Entice Entrepreneurs with Grants, Mentorship With about $2 million in funding, a local group is awarding $50,000 each to entrepreneurs who start companies in the downtown area. Read more …

Clinical Research Center Supported by Tax Revenue Opens in Kansas A sales tax approved by voters in 2008 will help pay for development of new research and educational facilities at the University of Kansas clinical research center. Read more …

ND 20-Year Development Plan due this Fall The plan will build on the state’s 10-year strategic plan with recommendations for further growth and is expected to result in several legislative initiatives next session. Read more …

The Chronicle: A Disrupted Higher-Ed System Applying a “people-centered” vision to higher ed, this article examines the rising trend of nontraditional students and its effect on how they are educated and prepared for the workforce. Read more …

States Receive Disappointing Grades in K-12 Science Performance A majority of states received D’s or F’s for science course standards in K-12 education. Individual profiles are provided for each state. Read more …

Attributed to: SSTI (State Science and Technology Institute)

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