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Aug
26

Aspirations in Computing Explores Land O’Lakes’ AgTech

This summer, three 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Program Honorees participated in an extended internship opportunity at the at the Arden hills Land O’Lakes headquarters. The three young women were invited to share their experience with the Fortune leaders at the company and here’s what they had to say.

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Jul
23

Summer Bootcamps Are Officially Done! And, Did We Mention? They Were Awesome.

MN State IT Center of Excellence had a busy and fun June hosting Cyber Bootcamp at Metropolitan State University and the 1st Annual Data Bootcamp at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Both of these events brought together students from across Minnesota to explore cyber or data and advance their understanding and abilities.

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May
30

Strength in Numbers – Changing Self-perceptions

In our search to understand more about companies that are successfully implementing workplace diversity, we interviewed Kathy Washenberger, newly appointed Director of Information Security/GRC at Deluxe Corporation.

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May
30

Where Are They Now — Amiyah Hunter

At the 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) Awards ceremony held on April 17, we recognized 37 young women for their technology-related interests and achievements. Among these honorees was Amiyah Hunter, a State Winner and the sole National Winner from Minnesota!  Amiyah is a Roseville High School senior, Land O’Lakes intern, and upcoming University of Northwestern Saint Paul student whose experiences with technology have been greatly influenced by the Aspirations in Comput…

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Apr
15

Where Are They Now: Fiona Chow

The 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) Awards ceremony is April 17th, and there is no better time to share another exclusive look into the lives of past MNAiC honorees! This time we are catching up with Fiona Chow, a 2018 State Honorable Mention and 2017 Certificate of Distinction recipient.

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Apr
15

Summer Bootcamps for Data and Cyber!

MN State IT Center of Excellence will be hosting two (2) Bootcamp Events in June 2019 just for you!

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Apr
10

Strength in Numbers — Optimizes Equity in Tech for Women

In this Strength-in-Numbers series article, we speak with Amy Alexander, Senior Biomedical Engineer at Mayo Clinic where she converts 2-D radiological images into 3D-printed models. Amy discusses what she believes can be done to improve participation by women in the technology industry.

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