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More Indy students will solve challenges, mysteries as project-based STEM courses expand

March 22, 2016

It’s an unusual kind of class — but ones like it are about to become a lot more common in Indianapolis. The course Prater teaches is designed by Project Lead the Way, a non-profit organization that provides training and curriculum for project-based courses in engineering, computer science and biomedical science.

3 Reasons to Enroll Your Student in a STEM Program

March 22, 2016

Does your student love learning how things work? Is he all about dinosaurs, space or computers? Or perhaps she’s a math wizard with a passion for numbers? If so, you should consider enrolling your child in a STEM program. STEM programs are focused on four educational areas: science, technology, engineering and math. They’re sometimes also referred to as STEAM to include the arts.

Three Years Later, U.S. Companies Continue to Struggle With Innovation, Accenture Survey Reveals

March 22, 2016

U.S. companies are struggling with various innovation pursuits – continuing a problem they have been grappling with for the past three years, a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey finds. The survey of executives and managers within 500 U.S. companies reveals that six in 10 (60 percent) said their companies do not learn from past mistakes.

Lockheed is developing a fighter jet that will fly at six times the speed of sound

March 21, 2016

Lockheed Martin says it’s developing a Mach 6 aircraft that would be faster than any other fighter jet. Called the Hypersonic Test Vehicle 3X, or HTV-3X, the new plane could reach speeds of more than six times the typical cruising speed of the Boeing 747-8, which has been chosen as the next presidential aircraft. It will also far outpace anything flown by America’s adversaries.

Increased Adoption of BYOD to Significantly Drive Investments in IT Infrastructure Spending in the K-12 Education Segment in the US Until 2019, Says Technavio

March 21, 2016

“The K-12 education system in the US is encouraging bring your own device (BOYD) movement, mainly within districts that don't receive sufficient funds to invest in education due to tighter budget constraints. With the help of BYOD, schools are encouraging their students to bring smart devices, such as laptops and tablets to school.