Changing Careers, Chasing a Dream

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in the technical aspects of things. I loved understanding how things worked and I seemed to gravitate toward engines. Although this was a primary interest of mine, everyone always told me that I couldn’t be successful in that field; I was led t...

Cybersecurity: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility!

With so many things connected to the internet, we all need to be aware of the dangers. More and more devices are connected to the internet all the time, which means more entry points and vulnerabilities. To secure the many “internet of things” (IoT) connected devices is a major cybersecurity cha...

CTE IN THE NEWS: Next Tech Showcase Highlights Student Achievement

The second annual Next Tech Student Showcase took place on Saturday, May 4 at the Carrboro Century Center, in Carrboro, North Carolina. More than 150 community members were guided by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) students through the use of various tech tools including virtual reality (...

CTE IN THE NEWS: Tri-County Team Designs Device to Travel into Space

Along with their instructor, three engineering technology students from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School traveled to Houston, Texas, on April 15–17, 2019, to present a device they designed to NASA engineers and astronauts as part of the HUNCH program. High School Students Un...

CTSOs Engage Students: Technology Student Association Members Learn to Lead in a Technical World

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is one of the oldest membership organizations dedicated to STEM education in middle and high schools in the U.S. TSA now is 250,000+ student members strong with 100 percent likely to graduate from high school. Member Cyra Gallano sees her term as a Colorad...

EarSketch: Inspiring Persistence in Computing Through Music

"[EarSketch] teaches and sets us free. It's like our own playground wherein we're able to make whatever we want. We finished our projects," said a young, female computer science student. "Yes, I consider myself a programmer." During a focus group, the student quoted expressed a changing perceptio...