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31 03, 2017

Rise of the I-20 Technology Corridor

2017-04-04T21:11:16+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Northern Louisiana is known for its strong manufacturing, agriculture and health care sectors as well as its natural beauty and family-friendly atmosphere. However, the region is now nurturing a new and exciting sector — a booming information technology (IT) cluster that first took hold in 2001. This emerging sector is evolving into a powerhouse, generating buzz, connections [...]

24 03, 2017

Far From Silicon Valley, Emerging Tech Hub Pulls Workers To Northern Louisiana

2017-03-24T17:59:25+00:00 March 24th, 2017|News|

Finding the right tech talent is hard no matter where you are. Finding it along Interstate 20 in northern Louisiana has been particularly challenging. Historically there have been few prominent employers to attract and anchor a consistent workforce along this mostly rural stretch that runs west through the small cities of Monroe, Ruston and Shreveport [...]

22 03, 2017

With Hacking in Headlines, K-12 Cybersecurity Ed. Gets More Attention

2017-03-22T13:43:23+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Amid a steady drumbeat of reports on cyber-espionage and election-related hackings, lawmakers are wrestling with questions of how to best protect the country from digital threats and address a severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers. That means new attention for nascent efforts to support cybersecurity education, including in K-12 schools. The National Governors Association, eight [...]

21 03, 2017

Cyber Innovation Center featured at SXSWedu

2017-03-21T17:56:06+00:00 March 21st, 2017|News|

Big opportunities and the national spotlight continue to shine on the Cyber Innovation Center and its National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). Thanks to their efforts in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); cyber; and computer science education, CIC was featured at the South By Southwest Edu (SXSWedu) Conference in Austin, Texas. Kevin Nolten, [...]

10 03, 2017

Cyber Innovation Center wants to weave cybersecurity into K-12 STEM instruction

2017-03-10T14:38:36+00:00 March 10th, 2017|News|

Among the many ways technology and education intersected at this week’s SXSWedu conference — beyond demonstrations of robotics, virtual reality tools and the use of data analytics to improve learning — were myriad discussions exploring ways to teach technology and computer science skills more effectively. Kevin Nolten lent a voice to those discussions as one [...]

26 01, 2017

Cyber Innovation Center impacting Shreveport Bossier area

2017-01-26T16:58:40+00:00 January 26th, 2017|News|

BOSSIER CITY, La. – Cyber Innovation Center works to develop a sustainable knowledge based workforce that can support the growing needs of government, industry, and academia. CIC and the National Cyber Research Park have shaped the economic landscape of northern Louisiana. The investment by the CIC in K-12 education is pivotal. The center has built [...]