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News Roundup - June 29, 2016

By Innovate Pasadena Staff — June 30, 2016

In Case You Missed it!


Hackaday Prize is Celebrating Citizen Science With Exciting Projects

All this month, the Hackaday Prize is celebrating Citizen Science. Whether it’s homebrew microscopy devices, an Open Source blood glucose monitoring system, or a star tracking telescope, there are dozens of projects in the Hackaday Prize celebrating Citizen Science. LEARN MORE

Three Leading Pasadena-Based Companies Are Addressing Trends in EdTech, by East West Bank

As innate learners of computer science, children as young as 5 are already mastering the art of coding and programming. How is education evolving to match their technological literacy and to prepare them for the future? A number of organizations are addressing this trend in the education technology, or EdTech, space. LEARN MORE

STEAM:CODERS and Google at the Paley Center for Media

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, STEAM:CODERS took fifteen high school students to The Paley Center for Media and Google. The day begin with a special keynote conversation featuring the team behind Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Writers and producers from the show were on hand to mentor the participants. The students then had an opportunity to “pitch” their ideas to the larger group, resulting in a fun and educational interactive session! Full STEAM ahead! READ MORE


ArtCenter College of Design Publishes Report, "Creating Maker Spaces in Schools of Art and Design"

The first deeply researched study of maker spaces in higher education is now available for anyone attempting to integrate digital making with traditional maker spaces and still remain agile and efficient as technology evolves. ArtCenter College of Design delivers a "how to" guide available for free online. Faculty Casey Anderson presented the report during the Higher Ed Maker Symposium organized by the White House‘s Office of Science and Technology Policy on Tuesday. DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT


PCC SBDC’s Small Business Week Event is Now Just a Memory, but WOW What a Memory!

PCC SBDC hit a home run with an attendee list of over 400 businesses from the San Gabriel Valley area with an invigorating day of dynamic workshops, exhibitors and valuable resource partners. Attendees left the event feeling inspired, motivated and enthused, armed with marketing resources to become a proud business owner! Enjoy pictures from the event by CLICKING HERE.

Silicon Dragon LA 2016: Hollywood Meets China Meets Tech

On Wed July 27, 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Pasadena Convention Center, Silicon Dragon LA 2016 returns! Speakers include Hollywood executives doing cross-border China deals, dealmakers spearheading cross-border Hollywood-China transactions, venture and angel investors, and founders of startups and emerging companies in SoCal expanding to China. LEARN MORE


Growing Arctic Carbon Emissions Could Go Unobserved

Led by Nicholas Parazoo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, a new study compares the ability to observe increases in cold-season emissions of carbon dioxide and increases in warm-season removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The cold-season emissions come mainly from deep soil layers that retain enough summer heat to remain thawed after the soil's surface freezes in the fall. As the climate continues to warm, these buried layers are expected to remain unfrozen later and later into the winter, releasing more and more carbon. It will be important for scientists to track these releases carefully. READ MORE


T1M Celebrates 10 years With a Rebrand

As TiM looks to the next 10 years and beyond, TiM finds themselves being more focused, more curious to exploring new ideas, more efficient and effective with their process, and most importantly, more agile to adapt to the needs of our clients, partners, and their customers. And today, TiM is proud to share a new TiM brand. It represents not only what they've accomplished the past 10 years, but more importantly, where TiM is going as an agency, and as a partner. GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES AND READ MORE ABOUT THEIR REBRAND

Wallaby Financial's Updated Ambient Alert Feature Now Recommends Card Usage Based on Your Location

Wallaby's App has been updated to make the Ambient Alert feature smarter. Ambient Alerts will know exactly where you are and recommend which card to use at an exact location. This is an update to the iOS version and users need to update their Wallaby app to access the update. READ MORE ABOUT THE AMBIENT ALERT FEATURE

World Brand Technology Announces PrezoPro, the Only Presentation Tool That Enables Sales and Marketing Teams to Quickly Create Custom Branded Maps

PrezoPro, one of the companies chosen to be based at the Business Technology Center (BTC) of Los Angeles County, has a mission to create an all-in-one tool that gives sales teams access to the presentation and geographic visualization software used by a multi-billion global logistics company, at a fraction of the cost. The company is launching its first tool, PrezoPro, in spring 2016. PrezoPro is targeted at sales teams in the logistics and supply chain industries. LEARN MORE

Deep 6 Analytics Completes the TechStars Healthcare Accelerator Program

Deep 6 Analytics just completed their 13-week journey with Techstars and Cedars-Sinai, which culminated in a Demo Day at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts on June 23. In three short months, they made incredible progress thanks to Techstars’ invaluable startup guidance and network of mentors and investors. The indispensable access to clinical resources and expertise at Cedars-Sinai was also a major plus. LEARN MORE

OpenX Secures Spot on LA Business Journals' Best Places to Work in LA List

OpenX was also just named to LABJ’s Best Places to Work in LA list for 2016 and secured a spot on AdAge’s Best Places to Work in Advertising last year. OpenX also announced the opening of a new office in Culver City, their 3rd office in California and 7th worldwide. LEARN MORE
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