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A Salinas school district fights online misinformation, trolls and hate speech with tech-focused education

By Marielle AguezaMonterey Bay Now August 11, 2020 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: George Lopez leads AUSD’s digital citizenship programs and lesson plans...

August 11, 2020

Making a Difference Together: Local Tech, Donors & Community Foundation Work to Support Santa Cruz County During COVID-19

By Jenny Kurzweil Communications Officer, Community Foundation Santa Cruz CountySpecial to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 30, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo credit:..

July 30, 2020

UC Santa Cruz STEM Diversity Programs honored by ‘Insight into Diversity’ magazine

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz July 21, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented..

July 22, 2020

A new challenge for engineering students’ capstone projects—COVID-19

By James McGirkBaskin School of Engineering, UCSC June 23, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Although unable to complete their initial plans, a team of..

June 24, 2020

Netflix’s Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin to donate $120M to Black education

By Dylan ByersNBC News June 23, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz locals’ contribution intended to support student scholarships at Historically Black..

June 23, 2020

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Issues Statement on Racial Justice

(Source: UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute) June 10, 2020 (Photo above: The George Floyd mural outside Cup Foods at Chicago Ave and E 38th St in Minneapolis,..

June 11, 2020

UC Santa Cruz postdoc leads #ShutDownSTEM movement as thousands of scientists worldwide to go on strike for Black lives

Nidhi SubbaramanNature June 10, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Academics and scientific organizations will stop research activities on 10 June to reflect and take..

June 10, 2020

What’s Next for Cosmic

By Eric ResslerCosmic June 10, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image source: Cosmic) Cosmic announces new brand and website, plans for their team, and the..

June 10, 2020

A Framework for Action in Response to Moments of Outrage & Crisis

By Raquel Thompson, Mateo Mossey, and Lauren BenetuaOF/BY/FOR ALL June 4, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA It might take time to figure out the longer-term goals your..

June 5, 2020

Black tech leaders issue call to action to fight racial injustice in the Bay Area

By Taylor HatmakerTechCrunch June 4, 2020 — USA “Black Tech for Black Lives” focuses on specific policy goals, including policing reform, local..

June 4, 2020

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