Event inspires students with disabilities to pursue STEM careers

There are no limitations for what you can accomplish. That’s the message Keith Poston from the Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences imparted to 300 middle and high school students, teachers and parents assembled this week at the museum for the fourth STEM Career Showcase for Students […]

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Two tips for women starting a career in analytics

While men still outnumber women in the analytics field, there are plenty of opportunities available for women. At a recent Chief Data and Analytics forum, I was encouraged to see a well-balanced number of senior executives presenting about the business of analytics.  Speakers included 12 women and 14 men, which indicates a […]

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The scholastic chess championship for all of North Carolina

North Carolina has over 300 miles of wide, flat Atlantic beaches as well as the highest mountain in the eastern United States, Mount Mitchell. The variety is impressive for a state that isn't even in the top half of the 50 states by size. One key reason is geometric: North Carolina […]

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60 students and everyone is learning? Only with the Hour of Code

What would it take for you to keep 60 students interested and on task in a classroom for an entire hour? Some kind of magic or trickery? Maybe a bribe? Nope, all you need is an Hour of Code lesson plan, and you’ll be teaching computer programming to a classroom […]

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Teamwork at the 2015 NC K-12 Chess Championship

Chess as a team sport? Sure, it’s like singles tennis as a team sport: the team score is an aggregate of individual results. Team chess is everywhere from local three-round weekend afternoon chess tournaments to the biennial Chess Olympiad where national chess teams compete for the Hamilton-Russell Cup. Just like tennis teams, chess […]

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STEM at the museum

On Wednesday, October 15, Ed and I will be spending the morning at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. It’s a great museum, and I always love going there, but that day holds an especially cool event. It’s called the STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities. (If you […]

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Scholastic chess clubs: 10 reasons why

Chess in the classroom? Teachers and parents have discovered the educational benefits, and the trend is growing rapidly.  And they are in good company. On June 13th, 2014, Bono called his time as a scholastic chess player as his  "... greatest childhood pleasure. In Ballymun we had a chess club, […]

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Did you know analytics did that?

It is always important to continue to sell the value of analytics within your organization, especially to your leaders.   Usually, these type of results are delivered via reports, dashboards, or emails.   However did you know that analytics: Detects when expensive machinery like electrical submersible pumps (ESP) or oil platforms need maintenance before […]

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What are you doing to promote the Hour of Code?

Why is SAS joining hands with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and other corporations to celebrate The Hour of Code? During Computer Science Education Week, December 9 – 15, SAS and many others will draw attention to some startling facts: The number of computer science jobs is growing three times faster than […]

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Showcasing our best: inspiring students with disabilities

Ed says the great jobs of tomorrow will be in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Unfortunately, people with disabilities are currently underrepresented in these fields. So, the accessibility team here at SAS is working hard to make sure that analytical tools are accessible for everyone. This […]

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