Everyone has the occasional bad day at work. When Mary Wohlgemuth, technical director at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, has a bad day, it could be because a torpedo is malfunctioning.
Five years after its creation, Betaspring has landed among the top startup accelerators in the country, ranking at No. 11 in the 2013 Seed Accelerator Rankings released Monday at the South by Southwest Interactive technology conference in Austin,, Texas.
Most entrepreneurs go to Kickstarter Inc. seeking money to turn an idea into a viable product. Already flush with cash, Alex Gizis looked to the crowd-funding site in search of enthusiastic testers.
It’s an understatement to say that the problems plaguing the public educational system have been a hard nut to crack. Theorists and teachers, politicians and parents, experts and laypersons all seem to have an opinion about what ails schools and how to fix them.
Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
Rhode Island School of Design has a long and rich history of commitment to the state’s progress and economic development. In 1877, a group of 34 forward-thinking women – members of the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission – envisioned the importance of art and design as vital to the state’s manufacturing economy when they founded Rhode Island School of Design. Part of RISD’s original mission was “to teach artisans in drawing, painting, modeling and designing, that they may successfully apply the principles of art to the requirements of trade and manufacture.”
Guest Column: John Maeda and Rosanne Somerson
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Resources Conservation Service of Rhode Island is currently accepting preproposals for applications for conservation-innovation grants, which are designed to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, the USDA announced Thursday.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.