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Tinkering School LA Summer Camp

In this week-long day camp with sessions running from June 16-July 28 in Pasadena, kids will learn how to safely use power drills, hand saws, sewing machines, and more, in a supportive, girl-friendly environment, and then be set free (with close supervision) to build what they want.
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Pasadena-Based Parsons Named a “Top 50 Employer” by Woman Engineer Magazine

Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the “Top 50 Employers” for women engineers in the 26th annual edition of Woman Engineer. This designation demonstrates Parsons’ commitment to its core value of diversity, one of six core values that make up Parsons’ corporate DNA. READ MORE

City Launches Updated Website

The City of Pasadena launched a new online Home Page and Events Calendar starting on Tuesday, May 2, that will make it easier for City residents, visitors, and any online user to find useful information about the City’s programs and services. SEE THE NEW SITE

 

DESIGN

Ayzenberg sp[a]ce Exhibit: For the Good Times

Ayzenberg sp[a]ce is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition, For the Good Times, with participating artists Tim Biskup, Rob Clayton, Ramsey Dau, Frieda Gossett, Aaron Smith, and Esther Pearl Watson. READ MORE

 

SCIENCE

Cassini Finds ‘The Big Empty’ Close to Saturn

As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft prepares to shoot the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings for the second time in its Grand Finale, Cassini engineers are delighted, while ring scientists are puzzled, that the region appears to be relatively dust-free. READ MORE

New Porous Solids May Lead to Better Drugs

An international team of researchers, led by Mark E. Davis at Caltech, has succeeded in making the first chiral molecular sieves. This discovery opens new areas of investigation in both chemistry and biology, and has broad implications for pharmaceutical companies and other specialized chemical manufacturers. READ MORE

 

TECHNOLOGY

13 Tech Companies in Pasadena To Know

As tech startups began flocking to the beaches in the early-to-mid-2000’s, Pasadena has maintained its status as an outpost for tech companies. Here are 13 Pasadena startups you should know.  READ MORE

ObEN Joins Next Generation of VR Enhancements Coming to HTC Vive

ObEN is building an AI-driven virtual environment with Vive’s Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance that will allow WeChat mobile users to control an avatar in the VR world without wearing an actual headset, significantly lowering the barrier to entry for VR social experiences.  READ MORE