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Lindsey Wilson College

Lindsey Wilson College is a four-year liberal-arts college located on more than 200 partially wooded acres on a hilltop in Columbia, Ky., a small town about 20 miles from Lake Cumberland in South Central Kentucky.

Lindsey Wilson has looked to the future by offering contemporary interactive design programs targeted at opportunities for the Industrial Internet. Its support of the Louisville Center for Design is an effort to get technology and top-notch STEM training to children located in the rural areas of Kentucky.

William T. Luckey Jr. is LWC’s eighth president, and John B. Begley is chancellor. Under President Luckey’s leadership, LWC’s operating budget has been dramatically expanded to more than $54 million, and the number of faculty and staff has grown to more than 300.

Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charitable organization registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. The board of trustees was assembled by 2008 and the Raspberry Pi Foundation was founded as a registered charity in May 2009 in Caldecote, Cambridgeshire, UK. In 2016, The Foundation moved its headquarters to Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridge. The Foundation is supported by the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Broadcom. Its aim is to “promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing.”

Connect A Million Minds

America’s ability to use technology and innovation to solve problems has been the foundation for our nation’s quality of life, security and prosperity, yet as recent studies have shown, the decline in young people’s interest, especially among underrepresented youth, in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers threatens that foundation.

In 2009 Time Warner Cable (TWC) launched a new philanthropic initiative, Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), that challenged parents, mentors and others to connect over one million students to after-school STEM activities to address this “inspiration gap”. To date, TWC has provided cash and in-kind investments far in excess of its original $100 million commitment to inspire student interest in STEM. In May 2014, together with its partners, TWC exceeded its goal of connecting one million students to STEM opportunities and today, continues connecting students to high quality STEM learning opportunities.

Code.org

Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, and many more.

Let’s Start Coding

Let’s Start Coding provides code kits and support to educators. Create a set of activities to last an hour, a day, or a semester. Engage students in research and project- based learning. Getting started is easy. Students learn the vocabulary of coding while seeing it in action. Detailed graphics, walkthroughs, and videos explain how each project works. Every kit comes with project guides, example code, and walkthroughs to explain how the program works.

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