Author: STEM Community

Thousands of geospatial and built world professionals gathered for Geo Week, held Feb. 11-13, 2024, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Geo Week is the premier conference and tradeshow that champions the coming together of geospatial technologies and the built world.The event convened a record-breaking 2,976 professionals from more than 3,400 registrants, representing 45 countries. The sold-out exhibit hall was the largest in event history, featuring 200 exhibitors and further cementing Geo Week as the convergence point for the built environment, advanced airborne/terrestrial technologies and commercial 3D technologies. “The continued growth of Geo Week is a testament to the…

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The clean energy industry is in higher demand than ever, and with the help of over $40 million in funding, the workforce is about to get stronger.As part of the President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 17 new Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) and the inaugural cohort of 10 Building Training and Assessment Centers (BTAC). Selectees are expected to receive a combined $40.8 million, made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to expand training opportunities for in-demand, high-quality jobs while identifying opportunities for organizations to save energy, improve productivity and reduce waste.Selectees will also work…

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On September 27, 2023, Frank Rubio returned from the International Space Station (ISS). Like many astronauts before him, he came back with critical information on the many experiments and tests NASA conducts in orbit. But unlike any other astronaut before him, he had just broken the record for the longest stay in low-Earth orbit.Rubio arrived aboard the ISS on Sept. 21, 2022, and returned home on Sept. 27, 2023, after spending 371 days among the stars. His mission breaks the previous record, held by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, by 16 days. It also marks the first time a U.S.…

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Geo Week, coming February 11—13th, 2024 to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, is the premier event for increased integration between advanced airborne and terrestrial technologies, commercial 3D technologies, and the built environment.Here’s why you can’t miss it:Enhanced Conference AccessNew this year, all conference attendees will have full access to both Geo Week and ASPRS-hosted sessions with a single Conference Pass – providing more valued content and insights from industry experts.Keynote PresentationsA lineup of Keynotes promises to inspire, inform, and empower. Explore the impact of emerging technologies, including generative AI, augmented reality, and digital twins. Learn how the geospatial…

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Los Angeles, CA – January 3, 2024 – The anticipation for the 51st Annual Saturn Awards is reaching its peak as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films proudly announces the return of actor, comedian, and host Joel McHale as the master of ceremonies. Set to take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the L.A. Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, the Saturn Awards promises an unforgettable celebration of the best in genre entertainment.Joel McHale, renowned for his roles in “Animal Control” and “Community,” will bring his remarkable talent, dry wit, and acerbic humor to the stage for the…

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NASA’s new on-demand streaming service and upgraded app are now available to the public, ushering in a new world of original content from the space agency for the benefit of all. These new digital platforms are the landing place of original video series, live launch coverage, kids’ content, Spanish-language programming and the latest news as NASA continues to improve life on Earth through innovation, exploration and discovery.“NASA is a leader in the federal government for creating inspirational content that meets people where they are,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy. “I am excited we have created a powerful trifecta with…

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By Kat Castagnoli     You might know Hill Harper, the award-winning actor, from his starring role in the hit CBS television drama CSI: NY, where he played the eccentric coroner-turned-crime scene investigator Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. Or more recently as plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Andrews on the popular ABC television drama, The Good Doctor.But while Harper is known for doing good on screen, it’s all he’s doing offscreen that’s making the biggest impact.He’s running for U.S. Senate on the Democratic ticket in his beloved state of Michigan. He’s a fintech investor and co-creator of The Black Wall Street app. He’s…

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The 2024 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering is back! The upcoming event will take place on March 2, 2024 at Snapdragon Stadium.This annual event is free and open to the public, attracts over 20,000 attendees each year, and hosts over 150 exhibitors. The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is the largest event of its kind in Southern California.It’s a collective effort between industry, business leaders, government, community organizations, public outreach centers, academia, schools and school districts, and parents. Art Pavilion: Now Accepting ApplicationsWe’re gearing up for an incredible Festival filled with creativity and expression, and we want…

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National Scholarship Month, is a national campaign designed to raise awareness of the vital role scholarships play in reducing student loan debt and expanding access to higher education. To celebrate IOScholarships is joining forces with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) to open opportunities for diverse students in STEM. SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships.“We are excited to celebrate National Scholarships Month with SME as we strongly believe that…

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By Lisa Gordon, M.S.  Do you have a path and plan for advancement at work? An ever-growing number of women are ready to lead but are struggling to advance in the workplace. The last three years of the pandemic seem to have only widened the advancement gap for women. A shift in how women think about advancing at work could make a difference.Often, women get stuck at a career “fork in the road” trying to decide between a limited set of options. We think about the most logical step or what makes the most sense based on our circumstances as…

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