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STAYING PUT: Adam Anderson, owner of landscape architecture firm Design Under Sky and a Wavemaker fellow, stands near the remnants of his “10,000 Suns” sunflower installation in Providence. Anderson is still paying off his student loans and says the Wavemaker program is one of the factors that kept him in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

STEM-ing the flow: Is R.I.’s Wavemaker program reducing ‘brain drain’?

Architectural designer Kaitlin DeGregorio was weighing a job offer in New York 2½ years ago when she instead made a commitment to a construction...
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Making the case for STEAM, not STEM

If you looked up at the sky on Oct. 19, 2019, you might have caught sight of history being made somewhere among the stars....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and the R.I. Commerce Corp. announced 240 new Wavemaker Fellowship awards to help STEM and design professionals defray student loan costs.

More than 150 applicants to receive latest Wavemaker Fellowship awards

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday that 153 college graduates who work in STEM – science, technology, engineering...
THE UNIVERSITY of Rhode Island has received $1.2 million from a National Science Foundation program to provide financial assistance to prospective STEM teachers. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI School of Education gets $1.2M for scholarships aimed at STEM...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island's School of Education has been awarded $1.2 million for a National Science Foundation scholarship program aimed...

St. Raphael Academy earns ‘STEAM academy’ distinction

PAWTUCKET – St. Raphael Academy will become the first high school in Rhode Island to be recognized as a "STEAM academy" by Roger Williams...
BENEFICIAL MODEL: Tyler Falcone, left, director of information systems and processing services at AIPSO in Johnston, and Joe Devine, interim executive director of Tech Collective in Providence, agree that a new employee recruitment model utilized by Infosys of sourcing talent from local colleges and universities, especially liberal arts majors, and running training programs for tech-production work will allow tech companies to build capable workforces.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Infosys looks for more than STEM skills when hiring

Infosys has opened its Providence Design and Innovation Center on Fountain Street, making good on the first 100 of its promised 500 workers to...
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH MONDAY announced the addition of a Ph.D. program in STEM education. / COURTESY UMASS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth approved to offer STEM education Ph.D.

DARTMOUTH - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's catalog has been expanded to include a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering and math - or STEM -...
VERIZON IS SEEKING nominations for its Verizon Innovative Learning grants, which provide immersive technology, teacher training and STEM curricula for schools.

Verizon Innovative Learning school tech grant nominations due April 15

PROVIDENCE – Wireless network company Verizon is seeking nominations from Rhode Island and across the nation for its Verizon Innovative Learning grants, which provide...
RHODE ISLAND ranked no. 23 among U.S. states in WalletHub's Most Innovative States rankings. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

Study: R.I. ranks No. 23 among most innovative states in U.S.

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island ranked as the No. 23 most innovative state in a report issued by WalletHub Wednesday. The report, which weighed 22 metrics,...
The facility includes four wet laboratories and co working space.

Med tech incubator, BioSci Labs, launches in Coventry

Updated 11:21 a.m. COVENTRY – An incubator for startup companies in the science, technology and engineering fields has opened in Coventry, in a manufacturing facility...
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