"Our mission is to inspire and support students to connect to technology education and career opportunities through corporate, community and academic partnerships."

Here's how to solve America's developer shortage

The Academy of Software Engineering... the next generation of young people to dream what's possible.

The Academy for Software Engineering opened its doors in New York City in fthe Fall of 2012.  Read Neil McAllister's January 2012 full article on infoworld.com.

And find out more about current operations directly from the Academy's web site here.

More Funds for Math and Science Education

In addition to $22 million in private sector investments, President Obama announced his plan to include in his budget proposal a request for $80 million to improve math and science education.  The announcement coincided with a science fair held at the White House on February 7th that showcased projects from students across the country.

Read Associated Press Kimberly Hefling's article about the President's announcement.

This announcement comes shortly after local Intel Semifinalist, Samantha Garvey, was a recent guest at the President's January 24th State of the Union speech.  Her story caught people's attention due to her family's homeless circumstances and her ability to persevere with her studies and project despite the challenges she faced. 

Read Newsday Zachary Dowd's article about Samantha's trip.

STEM Charter School Coming to Long Island

The proposal for the school – to be known as the Doshi Charter School for STEM Excellence – was submitted by SUNY College at Old Westbury President Calvin O. Butts III and Dr. Leena Doshi, creator of the AU Foundation.

The high school, currently slated to open in 2013, would accept 125 students to start and expand to 450.  The curriculum would be advanced placement, encouraging students to engage in “application-based learning” through projects and by applying knowledge

Read the full article to learn more.

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