College Students: Apply Now for 2016 NSI Technology Scholarship

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College Students: Apply Now for 2016 NSI Technology Scholarship

NSI IT Solutions of Naugatuck has announced this year’s scholarship for students in computer science, IT, and related disciplines. Two of Connecticut’s best and brightest students will receive $500 towards education costs for the Fall 2016 semester. The only requirements are to complete an online form and attach proof of admission into a Connecticut-based college or University, with a major in one of the following disciplines: Information Systems Information Technology Computer [...]

CI Invests $1.5 Million in PCC Technology Group, LLC

Connecticut Innovations recently invested $1.5 Million in PCC Technology Group, LLC.  PCC is a Software-as-a-Service company that was founded in 1994. PCC has developed  horizontal public and private cloud platforms that connects  mobile and business social features in a variety of areas. Currently, PCC has deployed their systems in 21 states and globally serving more than 100 million constituents. PCC’s technology has been developed for [...]

Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT

According to analysts, industry organizations and leaders, the lack of education and push to get women into technology fields has left a severe loss of potential and innovation. The following is an article written by Kenneth Corbin for CIO.com:  If the tech sector is to increase the number of women in its workforce, schools must develop robust, mandatory computer science programs in the K-12 education stage, according [...]

UConn to Supercharge Energy Research Efforts

The University of Connecticut will seek to advance affordable and sustainable energy technologies with the help of a new energy research institute with Fraunhofer USA announced today by state and international officials.

Air Force Announces New Grant Program

AfosrThrough their Young Investigator Research Program, also known as YIP, the US Air Force plans to award 30 grants to qualified recipients and their respective institutions of learning during the 2014 fiscal year.

Connecticut Science Center Teaching Program Expanded

State and local officials announced Tuesday that a professional development program at the Connecticut Science Center will triple in size thanks to a donation from the Andrew J. and Joyce D. Mandell Family Foundation.

“Next Generation Connecticut” Seeks to Restore State’s Image as Global Innovator

NextGenCT130411a101“Connecticut used to lead the world when it came to innovation — we had more patents, more groundbreaking discoveries than anywhere else in the world. Somewhere along the way the world caught up. This is about to change,” announced Governor Dannel Malloy proudly on Thursday, June 20th, as he signed the Next Generation Connecticut bill into law in Hartford.

Advanced Manufacturing Programs Take Root in the Community College Network

An unattributed article appearing in the Hartford Business Journal reports that the State Bond Commission has awarded a total of 7.3 million dollars to three Connecticut colleges in order to be able to increase and expand their advanced manufacturing programs.

Goodwin College Enters Manufacturing Training Arena

Goodwin College is joining the state’s community colleges and four-year universities in offering classes to prepare students to go to work for the state’s manufacturers, who employ more than 165,000 people.