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8 Tips for Creating a Digital Badging System: Recognize, Encourage and Affirm Youth Who Build Tech Skills

By Shannon Campe Program Manager, ETR March 5, 2019 — Scotts Valley, CA What do you know about badges? I’m not talking about the patch you sew on your..

March 5, 2019

STEM Education and Youth Who are Disabled: We’re Overdue for Inclusivity

By Linda Kekelis Advisor, STEM Next Opportunity Fund (ETR blog post) January 10, 2019 — Scotts Valley, CA We need to build greater diversity in STEM..

January 10, 2019

ETR awarded ‘CS For All’ NSF Grant – Cabrillo College, Digital NEST, Pajaro Valley Unified School District to Receive Funding

(Contributed) October 2, 2018 — Aptos, CA ETR Awarded National Science Foundation Grant of $999,737 – Cabrillo College, Digital NEST and Pajaro..

October 2, 2018

Scotts Valley’s dfusion Receives $1.3 Million to Develop and Evaluate a Mobile App Promoting Sexual Health for Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men

By Regina Firpo-Triplett, MPH, MCHES CEO, dfusion Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat May 30, 2018 — Scotts Valley, CA (Photo above: NIH reviewers determined..

May 30, 2018

Parent Engagement: Key for Girls in STEM

(Source: ETR Blog, from an interview with Linda Kekelis, PhD) In work I’ve been doing for over two decades, I’ve found that family engagement is a vital..

November 21, 2017

$300K grant awarded to bolster computer science education in Santa Cruz public schools

(Contributed) August 29, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA The Santa Cruz City Schools, Santa Cruz Education Foundation and Education, Training and Research (ETR)..

August 29, 2017

Ambassadors of Science: Helping Others Understand a Science-Based Framework

By Janine Saunders, EdD, MPH Program Manager, ETR March 16, 2017 — Scotts Valley, CA Neil deGrasse Tyson famously said, “The good thing about..

March 16, 2017

Preparing Students for Information Technology Careers: The Role of Career Technical Education

By Jill Denner ETR January 18, 2017 — Scotts Valley, CA (Image above: Preparing Students for Information Technology Careers: The Role of Career Technical..

January 18, 2017

ETR names Dr. Vignetta Charles as next CEO

(Source: ETR blog) January 11, 2017 — Scotts Valley, CA ETR announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Vignetta Charles as Chief Executive..

January 11, 2017

ETR Researchers Explore Community College Pathway to Computer Science Degree in Study Commissioned by Google

(Contributed) November 16, 2016 — Scotts Valley, CA ETR researchers Louise Ann Lyon and Jill Denner have completed a study commissioned by Google on the..

November 16, 2016

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