MHTA member Red Wing Ignite will host a hack-a-thon in Red Wing April 25-27. Developers are invited from around the state to “come and create an app, deploy an app, understand a problem and/or research a solution.” The goal of the event is to inspire applications focused on education, public safety, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, energy and transportation.
MnSCU names new IT chancellor
MHTA – The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has named Ramon Padilla vice chancellor of Information Technology and chief information officer. His appointment is effective February 18.
U of M expands MN-IP program
MHTA – To promote technology partnerships with U.S. and Minnesota-based companies, improve access to university-developed technology and boost regional economies the University of Minnesota has announced it is expanding the Minnesota Innovation Partnerships (MN-IP) program to provide easy access to already-developed University technologies and solutions.
MHTA Foundation Scholarship applications now open
MHTA -The entry period for the MHTA Foundation 2014 STEM scholarships is now open. Applications will remain open until April 1. Scholarships are offered to help Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines work toward their degrees. These awards range from $2,500 – $5,000 and can include internship opportunities at MHTA member companies.
SciTechsperience visits SCSU and ISELF
MHTA – Saint Cloud State University’s impressive new Integrated Science & Engineering Laboratory Facility – or ISELF – provided the backdrop for an SCSU campus visit last Wednesday by SciTechsperience Program Director, Becky Siekmeier. Siekmeier was in town to meet with SCSU science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) faculty and students about MHTA’s SciTechsperience Internship Program.