Two women helping to lead Delaware's future economic growth in the fields of science and technology will headline this year's Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on Oct. 18.
Kathleen Matt, dean of University of Delaware's College of Health Sciences, and Courtney Smith Goodrich, the Global Technology Chief Strategy & Programs Officer for JPMorgan Chase, will be the featured speakers at this year's event, the Delaware BioScience Association announced Monday.
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After making globby lip gloss from Crisco and Kool-Aid, sixth-grader Jahzara Jones wasn’t ready to experiment on her mouth. "I’ll give it to my sister to see how it works," the Southbridge preteen admitted, grinning.
At Gore, we rely upon strong technical depth to drive our technology and innovation efforts, as well as a deep understanding of our end-use applications. We draw upon a wide array of disciplines within STEM education to support our success. And as a company with strong Delaware roots, we know that we will only grow stronger as part of a community that values STEM education and that builds the minds needed to solve tomorrow’s scientific challenges.
Pop quiz: Name a few of the United States’ regional centers of advanced technology.
If you’re like most people, you may have answered Silicon Valley, suburban Boston, or Redmond, Washington. But you need look no further than our own backyard, given the concentration of banking, life sciences, manufacturing and high-tech firms in the Delaware Valley.
Next question: Are we doing enough to nurture the future growth of our high-tech workforce? The answer in this case is not so clear.
Biotechnology startup, White Dog Labs, New Castle, confirmed it has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for development of biofuels and alcohol products made from plant materials.
The grant, announced last month, was one of some awards that combined could total $10 million.
The Chemours Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its sulfur products business to Veolia North America for $325 million in cash. The company anticipates closing the transaction within the second half of 2016.
Smart Vent Products of Pitman N.J. and ILC Dover of Frederica are partnering to bring a new line of flood proofing products to market. The new line uses another local product — Dow-Dupont’s Kevlar.
The Flex-Wall line uses high-strength flexible walls that can be deployed to protect buildings and equipment from floods. The Flex-Wall is constructed from high-tensile-strength Kevlar with stainless steel hardware.
It can hold back up to 14 feet of rushing floodwater, the companies said.
Delaware STEM Symposium! This years Delaware STEM Educator Awards will take place January 25th at the Chase Center. Please contact us for more information and to register. We look forward to seeing you all there.
The agenda for the day is as follows:
12:00 - 12:30pm Registration and pick up lunch box
12:30 - 1:45 Symposium Session 1 (rooms 1 and 2)
1:45 - 2:00 Breakout sessions and snack