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Tech

Pasadena Team Scintilla Wins 2016 NASA Space Apps Challenge Global Award

The 2016 NASA Space Apps Challenge hackathon event was the largest in its five year history with 1,287 projects being submitted by teams in close to 200 cities around the world.  Today, NASA has announced that team Scintilla – competing out of Pasadena, CA – has won the global award for the Best Use of Data.  Each of the global winning teams has been invited by NASA to attend the upcoming OSIRIS-REx launch in Florida this September. Go Pasadena!  LEARN MORE

 

Science

Caltech Professor First Woman to Collect $1.1M Prize

A bioengineer at Caltech has become the first woman to win a $1.1 million international technology prize for her pioneering work on directed evolution, a method of creating specific traits in enzymes. With her selection, Frances Arnold is the fourth U.S. Citizen to win the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize from the Technology Academy Finland. READ MORE

 

Design

ArtCenter is proud to present the first book about careers merging design with social innovation to make the world a better place.

For the first time, students, recent graduates and professionals have a literal roadmap to navigate the emergent field of design and social innovation as well as proof that an education in design allows an individual to move throughout a career making contributions to the planet. LEARN MORE

 

Entrepreneurship

Pasadena’s own “Click and Carry” Wins Small Business of the Year

On May 2nd 2016, Pasadena City College, Small Business Development Center client, Click and Carry was awarded “Small Business of the Year” at Mayor Garcetti’s 3rd Annual Small Business Awards Ceremony. Many applied, however only a few were selected for their stellar achievements and performance. We at Innovate pasadena know PCC SBDC is proud and honored to have one of their very own make it to the finals!