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STEAM & Dream Week 4: Product Development+ Prototyping

This week we are learning about the prototyping phase in product development. The prototyping phase is experimental. The goal is to identify the best possible solution by creating a representation of your product. You should produce some inexpensive, scaled-down versions of the product (or specific features found within the product) to research the ideas you’ve generated with your target customer […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 3: Product Development+ Ideate

This week we are learning about the ideate phase in product development. It’s time to step through the ideation phase. This is sometimes thought of as the most exciting phase because you’ll have the ability to think of an abundance of ideas and narrow them down to the most practical and sensible solutions. In this weeks activity we will draw […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 2: Product Development+ Define

This week we are learning about the define phase in product development. In the Define stage, we compile information from the empathize phase to discover a problems that can be solved. This is the time where you will analyze your observations and prioritize them in order of which problems you found were causing the most pain to your user/target customer. […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 1: Product Development+ Empathy

Product development is a series of steps that includes the conceptualization, design, development and marketing of newly created or newly rebranded goods or services. Its exciting to develop ideas with unique characteristics that offer new or additional benefits to a customer. Product development may involve modification of an existing product or an development of an entirely new product that satisfies […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 4: Python – Real World Applications + Explore Your Digital Footprint

In lesson 4 we will learn the many applications of Python. Python is used for scientific research and computing and even has several science-friendly or science-specific libraries including Astropy for astronomy, Biopython for biology and bioinformatics, Graph-tool for statistical analysis of graphs, Psychopy for neuroscience and experimental psychology. Python is also great for machine learning. Machine learning includes things like […]

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Milky Way Tech Hub Startup – Minorities to Majorities is granted $25,000 UpWork Grant

Jasmine Chigbu is founder and CEO of Minorities to Majorities [MTM] , a company that aids underrepresented and low income students in calculating their financial needs and then connecting them with scholarship and grant opportunities. MTM is an active participant in the Milky Way Tech Hub community, having received both fund raising assistance and counseling through Milky Way Tech Hub’s entrepreneurship […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 3: Python Gaming

This week we will be learning about gaming! Computer games are becoming an increasingly prominent part of our everyday lives, from entertainment to education. With the growth of games, there are more opportunities for computer scientist in the gaming industry. Programming skills and a mathematical foundation are essential to a career in game development and design. When considering how computer […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 2: Python Graphics

In this lesson we will learn how to use python to create graphics. Computer graphics is a sub-field of computer science which studies methods for digitally synthesizing and manipulating visual content. To create graphics we will have to import modules. Importing modules is a critical skill when learning Python. A module is a file containing a set of functions you […]

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STEAM & DREAM Week 1: Introduction to Python

This week we will be learning about the basics of Python programming language. Python is a fun and simple programming language. It’s a powerful language used by the top software firms in the world such as Google, Amazon, IBM. In the upcoming lessons you’ll learn how to code in python and explore a new world of possibilities of coding. In […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 4: Digital Footprint

A digital footprint is the trail of information you leave behind when you use the internet. Depending on your values, priorities, age, school, family expectations and other factors, you’ll want to set and keep boundaries that work for you. In this weeks lesson you will learn how to become a good digital citizen. This includes how to manage time spent […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 3: Putting it to Practice

This week we will be putting what we’ve learned the last two weeks to practice! Creating an app empowers you to become a UX designer, a marketer, a project manager and a leader!  In addition to all the marketing, graphic design, programming, and content creation activities that take place when you create an app, you are learning the power of […]

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STEAM & Dream Week 2: Computational Thinking

This week we will be learning about Computational Thinking which is a fancy way of saying problem solving. In this week’s lesson you will learn how to identify the important details to solve a problem, break down the problem into logical steps and create a process that solves the problem. You’ll also be introduced to topics around user experience and […]

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Quentin Allums – A Misfit and Master of The Intersection

Quentin Allums, the man they call Q is at the intersection of sociology, business, virtual experience and storytelling. Traditionalists beware, he’s constantly performing experiments behind closed doors and looking for new ways to push the envelope. “We all have clusters, you just have to identify yours, so you’re not focused on somebody else’s. It’s the difference between playing offense and constantly on the defensive.” -Quentin Allums on how to be successful The self-professed mad scientist, is constantly in the lab with the data from all of his areas of interest using the vivid memory of being laughed at before the accolades and success as motivation. He recalled one moment in particular where he was describing a virtual reality platform he […]

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Kenge: A New Project

The professionalism of Kenge Adams was something I noticed as I approached her in the lounge on the ground level of the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons to conduct our interview. During our conversation, Kenge and I shared a laugh as she articulated to me what the role and duties of a project manager were. I quickly learned that this was just a glimpse into an incredibly accomplished woman. Kenge earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Parkside and a Master of Science in Communications from Northwestern University. After working for over fifteen years as a project manager for corporations such as FIS, Connecture, and Northwestern Mutual, she recently became an entrepreneur on a leap of faith with the mindset of wanting […]

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Constellation Conversations: Connecting shining stars in the Milky Way

An interview with Keisha Howard I recently had the honor of having an amazing conversation with Geek of all Trades, Keisha Howard, founder of Sugar Gamers and 2x TEDx speaker. Howard started Sugar Gamers as a community for female gamers, which has evolved into a diverse organization within the worlds of technology, gaming, and the arts. Sugar Gamers is dedicated […]

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Constellation Conversations: Connecting shining stars in the Milky Way

An interview with Tania Dsouza I recently had the pleasure of chatting with the amazingly talented, Tania Dsouza, Creative Technology Director/Entrepreneur in Residence at BVK. Dsouza holds a Master’s in Innovation from Cranfield, U.K., and a Master’s in Technology from Touro in New York. She is driven by purpose to help people, and solve problems through innovation and emerging technology. […]