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20Aug

Did you know Girl Scouts of the USA rolled out STEM-related badges this year?

On July 17, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) introduced 30 new badges in environmental stewardship, space science, robotics, and more to help girls create positive change in their communities—and beyond. Some of these new programs include Think Like a Programmer and Think Like an Engineer journeys in addition to badges in Robotics, Cybersecurity, Space Science, and Mechanical Engineering.   Enhancing Girl Scouts’ proven girl-led...

17Jul

Did You Know: The world’s first international communications satellite launched 58 years ago.

The world’s first international communications satellite, Telstar I, launched into orbit this month 58 years ago. Photo courtesy of National Air and Space Museum A collaboration between the US, Britain, and France, Telstar I introduced the world to trans-Atlantic video feeds and ushered in a new era of communication.  It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls,...

15Jun

Did you know SCTE/ISBE has pivoted its annual Cable-Tec Expo to a digital event?

SCTE/ISBE has quickly pivoted its annual Cable-Tec Expo conference to a digital event. Comcast, Charter and Cox will sponsor the event, which will be free to attendees. Late last month, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced the cancellation of their physical event, with Denver’s Colorado Convention Center configured as temporary hospital space for a potential COVID-19 spike through the remainder...

10Jun

WICT is committed to diversity & inclusion in all aspects of life.

“We stand firm with our partners and the communities we serve to eradicate systemic racism like that we witnessed with George Floyd and many others. WICT stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Our hope is that together, we will rise above and emerge more united than ever before. Be well, stay strong.”WICT Global – WICT.org

09Apr

Did you know on this day in 1977 two brands of personal computers were introduced?

Did you know on this day in 1977, at the first annual West Coast Computer Faire, both the Apple II and Commodore PET 2001 personal computers are introduced. Ironically, Commodore had previously rejected purchasing the Apple II from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, deciding to build their own computers. Both computers used the same processor, the MOS 6502, but the companies had two different design strategies and it...