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May
04

Minnesota’s High School Computing Stars Honored by General Mills

Minnesota’s High School Computing Stars Honored by General Mills

Technology passion & other achievements helped forty-three female high school students from Minnesota received the special honor of being named Certificate of Distinction recipients. Each young lady was selected by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Program (MNAiC). Special thanks to sponsor General Mills, who has been a highly engaged Aspirations in Com…

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Apr
07

Announcing Aspirations Awards Honorees

On the evening of April 14 join in to celebrate the 2021Top-Tier Aspirations in Computing Honorees at a high-quality virtual ceremony from 6:30-7:45pm. This year 116 of Minnesota’s finest students with technology interests and aspirations were selected by national and state review teams to be recognized as Aspirations in Computing honorees.

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Mar
24

10 Innovative Women Making History in the Twin Cities’ Tech Space

These innovators are leading and advocating for changes that dismantle barriers and ensure equitable access for women and underrepresented people to the technology sector.

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Mar
23

Becoming an IT Professional – MNAiC Honorees Prepare for their First Career Experience

On two recent Saturdays, Veritas Technologies and many other MNAiC partners banded together to offer this year’s version of the annual Professional Aspirations Workshops.  The workshops supported honorees to design effective and appealing resumes, build LinkedIn profiles, and interview for success. Learn more here

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Mar
23

SPARCing College Success — Illuminating the Path

SPARCing College Success — Illuminating the Path

A recent SPARCS event event hosted by the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) program provided a STEM passionate audience made up of high school students with an informative view of higher education. Panelists host questions about what comes next and how they should best prepare for the future.

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Dec
03

SPARCing Creativity with Securian Financial

On October 28th, Securian Financial’s Women in STEM Alliance along with six other female leaders within Securian Financial hosted 23 high school students from across the state of Minnesota for a two-hour virtual career readiness event with Minnesota Aspirations in Computing and Minn State I.T. COE SPARCS called, “Becoming the Imagineer”.

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Oct
07

Protect Yourself From Cyber Crime – Webinar October 15

There is a very high risk of cyber-attacks due to increased need for info about Covid-19, Stimulus Checks, Job Postings, and general web searching at home.
Criminals posing as IRS agents ask for bank information to deposit a stimulus check or someone poses as a potential employer offering a sign on bonus to be deposited into your checking account. These cyber crimes are on the increase. So, how do you stay safe? Start by understanding the threats by attending this webinar.

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Oct
07

Aspirations in Computing Summer Intern Program Succeeds Amidst COVID Disruptions

MNAiC seeks additional summer internship partners for 2021. Learn more about how internships can help your company achieve business goals, including opportunity to play a critical role in building and sustaining a Minnesota technology pipeline filled with diverse, high quality talent. For more information, email Russell.Fraenkel@metrostate.edu.

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What is a Center of Excellence?

A COE is a dedicated team that works close with industry and educators to attract students to, and prepares students for, high demand industries in Minnesota that face workforce shortages currently and in the future.

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