CompTIA has created future//of>>tech to explore how technology is changing the way we live and work. The free and growing library of resources is intended to help the creators of tomorrow understand the basics of emerging technologies. For example, students will learn about today’s flood of information and the challenges of collecting, storing, and making sense of it (Big Data), as well as the practice of safeguarding data and the systems we use to store and transmit them (Cybersecurity). They will learn how cutting-edge medical innovations are changing how we think about healthcare (Digital Health) and be introduced to the interconnected gadgets revolutionizing how we live, work, and play (Internet of Things). And they will investigate the systems and devices that think, talk, and act—and maybe feel—just as we do (Artificial Intelligence).
SageModeler is an intuitive modeling tool being developed at TheConcord Consortium and the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University for middle school and high school students to build their own models and validate their model design using real-world data.
TechGirlz is a program of Creating IT Futures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of CompTIA, which inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. To achieve its mission, TechGirlz has created engaging, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.
You do not have to go far from home to travel somewhere amazing. Every state hosts natural and technological marvels that you may never have seen. Popular Science magazine suggests 50 science-y destinations that are well worth a visit—each is within a drivable distance from the state’s largest population center.