A weekend of inspiration and innovation is scheduled as Albuquerque hosts a Mini Maker Faire! The event will take place at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum from 10am-6pm Saturday, April 21, 2018 and from 11am-5pm Sunday, April 22, 2018
As shared by the 1st-Mile Institute, here are "listings of NM schools affected by US government delays. The details and reasons are not available. Nationally, 61 fiber projects have been unfairly denied.
In New Mexico, that includes:
• Bernalillo Public Schools
• Central Consolidated School District 22
• Farmington Municipal School District 5
Nationally, 38 fiber projects are still waiting on decisions from last year.
In New Mexico, that includes:
• Dulce School District
• Socorro Consolidated School District
"E-Rate, a federal program intended to help school districts attain better access to the internet is under fire. Advocates for connectivity say the Federal Communications Commission is leaving many rural districts in limbo with long delays and denials. Most of the concerns surround applications for federal aid to connect rural schools to fiber optic networks through the E-rate program. “Red tape and bureaucracy… are causing huge delays in getting their projects reviewed,” said Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit that has long advocated for school connectivity. The group estimates it takes an average of nine months to get a decision on a fiber project. He said that the contractor in charge of reviewing applications and FCC administrators “are so concerned, so focused on waste, fraud and abuse, and making sure a dollar doesn’t get spent the wrong way, that they are losing sight of the real goal, which is to get kids connected. They’re making it really hard.” EducationSuperHighway launched a website to track delays and denials, hoping to put pressure on the FCC. According to the site, 38 fiber optics projects in 17 states have been awaiting decisions since last year. In addition, the group says 61 projects in 28 states have been “unfairly denied.”
A number of NM school districts are among the delayed and denied, noted on the web site. http://delaysanddenials.org
Local high-schoo-agel girls are invited to join the new Computer Science club in Santa Fe to learn the basics of Java and Computer Science. The club will meet for just 6 Tuesdays. No prior experience is necessary, and there is no cost to participate. Part of the Young Women in Computing (YWiC) program from NMSU's Computer Science Department in Las Cruces, the club is open to any high-school girls (grades 9-12) in the Santa Fe area.
Tuesdays, starting March 27th and going until May 1st. 4:30-6:30pm
Santa Fe Community College (room TBD)
Learn the basics of Java and Computer Science
Build community among young women through computing.
Increase young women's interest in computing.
Gain knowledge and experience with programming languages.
Increase young women's confidence in Computer Science.
Questions? Contact Paige Prescott, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-699-4886
Join the club or spread the word!
Register to Participate Here!
LEAN StartUp Bootcamp - Free Program for Entrepreneurs at Project Y Los Alamos accepting applications through March 16!
The Lean Startup Bootcamp kicks off at projectY coward Los Alamos in April and May. This free program is open to 10 entrepreneurs in northern New Mexico (including Santa Fe), and will be run by Albuquerque-based business accelerator ABQid. . The deadline to apply is March 16 and applications can be accessed online at the following link here: http://www.projectylosalamos.com/en/blog/read/560788232/projecty-lean-startup-bootcamp.
You can also read more about the program via our original news release at: http://www.projectylosalamos.com/en/blog/read/550313764/projecty-cowork-partners-with-abqid-to-offer-lean-startup-bootcamp-in-los-alamos
Contact: LAUREN MCDANIEL
Director | projectY cowork Los Alamos
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