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Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road receives nearly $50,000 to support STEM programs

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) received nearly $50,000 in grant funding from Toyota, Lexmark, LGE-KU, Berea College Appalachian Fund, and United Way of the Bluegrass to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to 250 kindergarten through 12th grade girls in the state of Kentucky. GSKWR offers experiential STEM opportunities through badge workshops, events...

Jeff Whitaker named Chief Information Officer at EKU; alum has worked at university since 1997

Jeff Whitaker has been named Eastern Kentucky University’s Chief Information Officer. Whitaker had been Deputy Chief Information Officer at EKU since 2014. In that role, he managed vendor contracts and negotiations with vendors such as Oracle, Cisco, Ellucian, and Microsoft. Whitaker also oversaw an $8 million budget and was responsible for strategic planning/forecasting in leading EKU technology...

New Urbanism and Louisville as a Microsoft regional hub for AI, Internet of Things, data science

By Adam Bruns Site Selection Magazine Among the topics at the 27th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in mid-June in Louisville, Kentucky was a panel discussion on “How Smart Do Cities Really Need to Be, and Does Being Smart Really Make Cents?” The timing couldn’t have been better, as Microsoft on June 7 announced that Louisville will become a Microsoft regional hub for artificial intelligence,...