New Century Technology High School hosts its third ‘STEM’ Showcase [WHNT]

Looking around this cafeteria, a familiar scene is unfolding at New Century Technology High School. Students gathered and chatting in groups, huddling over computers and phones… But look again. These are no ordinary high school students. These kids are presenting their school projects during the third annual STEM Showcase.

Watch the videos on WHNT.com.

Urban Engine Salutes Women in Technology, Female Entrepreneurs [Huntsville Business Journal]

Urban Engine, a local nonprofit organization aimed at accelerating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)-focused innovation and entrepreneurship through education, announced a series of free events that will celebrate women in technology and showcase female entrepreneurs in conjunction with Women’s History Month.

Read the full story at Huntsville Business Journal.

Urban Engine Kicks Off Women’s History Month Event Series Celebrating Women in Tech and Female Founders [WAFF]

Urban Engine, a local non-profit organization aimed at accelerating STEAM-focused innovation and entrepreneurship through education, announced a series of events that will celebrate women in technology and showcase female entrepreneurs during March 2019 in conjunction with Women’s History Month.

Read the full story on WAFF.com.

HCS Partners with Urban Engine for Student Entrepreneurship Education [HCS]

Huntsville City Schools has partnered with a local non-profit group to offer a new STEAM-focused innovation education program this semester.  The Urban Engine Student Entrepreneur Program is introducing 450 high school students in elective career-related classes to the creative processes used in innovation, development, and business planning.  The program also provides hands-on mentoring and guidance from local subject matter experts and business coaches. Students with an interest in business and entrepreneurship can expand their skill sets and think beyond the standard high school business classes with interactive and engaging learning opportunities.

Read the full article at Huntsville City Schools.

HudsonAlpha to host BioTech Hackathon in Huntsville

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will host the second HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge February 22-24, 2019. This life sciences hackathon brings together students and professionals who attempt to solve challenges using an emerging technology, and apply it to biotech and the life sciences.

See the full article on insideHPC.

Startup of the Month: VIDEO GAME DESIGN CLUB

Startup of the Month: VIDEO GAME DESIGN CLUB

The Next Generation of Kids in Tech?!

Video Game Design Club is a Huntsville-based startup that offers an ongoing educational experience for pre-teens and young adults interested in making video games from scratch.  In addition to messing with real code, VGDC focuses on real world education about graphic design, animation, creative writing, audio engineering, and logistical mechanics for an immersive end-to-end curriculum that is designed to get kids from novice to well-versed experts within their own individual skill sets.

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Meet our Humanoid of Huntsville; Jonathan Heath!

Meet our Humanoid of Huntsville; Jonathan Heath!

The Real Superman: Jonathan Heath

Jonathan Heath was involved with a startup before he decided to move on to a more established company. His reasoning? It was the best way to eventually get back to startup life. 

“I knew that startup was now in a different phase and was not a growth environment for me any longer,” Jonathan says. “I wanted to learn a bit more about how product development can be done before using that in any new ventures."

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