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Ensuring Indiana’s underserved K-12 students have access to experiential learning opportunities that inspire the pursuit of STEM careers.
As the leader in technology education efforts for the state of Indiana since 2001, TechPoint Foundation for Youth is committed to inspiring our state’s underserved K-12 students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We believe that our youth should be equipped to address Indiana’s growing demand for a skilled workforce.
The Foundation supports a variety of high-impact initiatives that bring hands-on STEM activities to girls, minorities, and students from low-income backgrounds.
TechPoint Foundation for Youth NewsUPDATE
TechPoint Foundation For Youth Executive Director Laura Dodds says Saturday’s inaugural CoderDojo Hackathon at DeveloperTown in Indianapolis is one more piece in building the state’s talent pipeline. She says the event is expected to attract 100 “ninjas” from throughout the state and believes participation could eventually grow five-fold. The foundation oversees 35 “dojos” in Indiana
School’s out for the summer, but TechPoint Foundation for Youth is on the fast-track with programs, funding announcements and recognition for their success in STEM. STEM Hall of Fame The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation recently inducted TechPoint Foundation for Youth and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) jointly into the STEM Hall
In just two years, Indiana’s emphasis on robotics in education has grown exponentially. Last year, there were 73 robotics teams across the state; today there are 511. In fact, Indiana has the most robotics teams of any state in the country. This is not by accident. Six years ago, former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard made
The TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) today announced it has received a $75,000 grant from the philanthropic arm of Salesforce to further STEM education in Indiana. Established in 2001, the TPF4Y focuses on diversifying the STEM workforce pipeline through outreach to underrepresented students. As part of that effort, the foundation oversees the city of Indianapolis’s
An event being held this afternoon at Pike High School in Indianapolis aims to connect teachers with tech leaders from central Indiana to help identify a broad range of tech opportunities for students. Diana Nolting with Indianapolis-based Bluelock says the Pike Teacher TechConnect event will help teachers stay up to speed with what’s going on
Students from throughout the state are participating in events this week designed to “demystify” the world of computer programming. The Hour of Code is connected to 2016 Computer Science Education Week, a grassroots movement that kicks off nationally Monday. The Indianapolis-based TechPoint Foundation For Youth has deployed more than 60 volunteers who are working with
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might find yourself in a charitable mood and looking for a way to give thanks this holiday season by giving back in your community. TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) has you covered with our third annual #GivingTuesday Cheers, Beers & Trivia event taking place on November 29, at Metazoa
Metro tech leaders on Thursday will launch a program to embed teachers for a day at local tech companies. It’s intended to give teachers a better idea what skills are relevant and what career opportunities exist for their students in the tech sphere. For tech companies, it’s an opportunity to cultivate talent to fill an
Many of us can recall a teacher that impacted our career path through encouragement, recognizing aptitudes and supporting our goals and dreams. Today’s teachers can help their students create more successful career paths due to the vast opportunities available, but keeping up with the current and future opportunities – especially in technology – can be
So, you’ve been thinking about learning to code. After a quick Google search you’re bombarded with blog posts, tutorials, Meetup groups and bootcamps offering to help you get started. If you’re overwhelmed by this, you’re not alone — I talk to people all the time who want to learn to code or break into the
After a hugely successful fundraising campaign that took place at the best-of-tech Mira Awards gala in April, TechPoint Foundation for Youth launched CoderDojo Indiana in June with the goal of creating free CoderDojo clubs to teach computer programming to Indiana students ages seven through 17. Indiana already had four existing CoderDojos. TechPoint Foundation for Youth