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.

Huntsville planners tap into city's geeky side with Reddit Q&A input [RocketCityNow.com]

Planning for the future means talking to the people and in this Rocket City tech town, those in charge are doing that in a way they haven't before. The Huntsville subreddit has almost 14,000 people using it. City planners are tapping into Huntsville's geeky side to reach more people across platforms.

At local tech and business nonprofit Urban Engine, thinking about the future is the name of the game and using Reddit makes sense. The city just launched their BIG Picture master plan digitally. Now they need to know what questions and concerns you have about your city for the future. 

"I think that's Huntsville's personality," said Toni Eberhart, the Executive Director of Urban Engine. "We've got a lot of people [in the area] who are into technology and they're online."

Read the full story on RocketCityNow.com.

200 CITIES, 2,729 TEAMS BUILDING A BETTER UNIVERSE: A RECAP OF SPACE APPS WEEKEND 2018 [SPACE APPS CHALLENGE]

NASA’s 2018 International Space Apps Challenge is in the books, and what a weekend it was!

At 200 locations in 75 countries, 17,924 participants took on the Space Apps mission, forming 2,729 teams to submit 1,395 total projects in response to 20 challenges designed by NASA to solve problems here on Earth and in Space.

Read the full story on spaceappschallenge.org.