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Q&A with Mayor Joe Curtatone on Somerville’s Call to Green Tech Innovators

Mayor Curtatone announcing another sustainability initiative: the Orange Line T-Stop opening at Assembly Row in September, which is expected to provide sustainable transportation to 5,000 riders daily.
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MSNE: What is the Somerville Green Tech Program? Mayor Curtatone: We’re asking green tech innovators to give the City their best product pitch. Entrepreneurs are developing services and products that could help people and organizations reduce their carbon footprint, decrease energy use and generally act kinder to the planet, but at some point they need […]

Teaching Computer Science With TEALS

Teaching Computer Science With TEALS
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As Computer Science (CS) Education Week approaches, we are thrilled to see how far we have come in Massachusetts since last year’s CS Ed Week.  MassCAN is driving amazing professional development for teachers, organizations like Coder Dojo and CSSparks are expanding to offer more coding opportunities to students outside of school and programs like TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools) are growing […]

A Conversation on Civic Tech: Urban Infrastructures for Public Health

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In October, Microsoft was honored to host the second annual Hacking Pediatrics event. The range of innovative ideas that came out of the event was inspiring: from end-to-end childhood vaccine management to accurate, rapid fabrication of custom tracheostomy tubes for children to better ways to manage asthma and monitor use of inhalers. How can we […]