The Story Exchange: She’s Created Her Very Own STEM E-Learning Software – Because She Wants Everyone To Be Fluent In Tech

Sharen Eddings is a Detroit, Michigan-based self taught coder who understands what an important skill coding is. At first she began teaching kids how to code, volunteering at her son’s school and teaching students there. But those classes quickly grew into a full fledged business: Code With Sharen. Eddings has developed her very own STEM E-Learning software which will soon be implemented in five school districts and recently she has also pivoted her target audience: not only is she offering classes to youth and school academies, now she’s teaching adults to code as well.

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Click on Detroit: Metro Detroit Woman Regains Hearing After 50 Years WIth New Device

Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has been at the forefront of a lot of different kinds of surgery and medical treatment. One in particular is called piezoelectric sound conduction, which is a new electronic way to help those with hearing loss and restore full hearing.

For Roseville nurse Angela Holland, she said it made a difference in her life.

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Click on Detroit: Detroit To Install Free Outdoor Wifi In Cultural Center With $500K Knight Foundation Grant

The Knight Foundation has awarded Detroit’s Cultural Center Planning Initiative a $500K grant to help implement a digital strategy that includes free, outdoor public wifi.

Detroit’s Cultural Center, a designated area in Midtown that includes many of the museums along Woodward Avenue, Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies and University of Michigan buildings and the Detroit Public Library, is hoping to use the grant to create more welcoming spaces and to connect partner institutions.

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Fox 2 Detroit: Autonomous Vehicles, Taking The Phrase ‘Back Seat Driver’ To A New Level

It was a ride that was intended for visitors to Detroit for the 2020 North American International Auto Show. Journalists from all over the world were supposed to be picked up at the airport, courtesy of the Company FEV North America, taken by a self-driving car and then dropped off in the Motor City. But, COVID took control and slammed on the brakes. 

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Click on Detroit: Ann Arbor’s Workit Health raises $12 Million In Series B Funding Round

Workit Health, a virtual provider of substance use disorder care, announced Tuesday it raised $12 million in its latest funding round led by FirstMark Capital.

Other investors in the Series B round include Blue Cross and Blue Shield Venture Partners, GingerBread Capital, Lux Capital and actor Rob Lowe, a leading advocate for mental health and recovery.

Workit Health serves individuals, employers and healthcare organizations with its evidence-based telemedicine addiction care.

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Detroit Free Press: Gannett Foundation Program Awards More Than $100,000 To Mich. Organizations

Imagine a community oasis of solar-powered and temperature-controlled shipping containers packed with fresh food for Detroiters. That is what Food Rescue US hopes to create in the future. 

This dream could soon become a reality. Food Rescue US has been awarded a $100,000 grant as part of the Gannett Foundation’s A Community Thrives initiative. 

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Associated Press: States Get Tracing Apps To Talk To Each Other As Virus Rises

As coronavirus exposure notification technology slowly rolls out across the country, every resident in 17 states and the District of Columbia will now be able to send and receive alerts beyond their home state if they’ve tested positive for the coronavirus or come into contact with someone who has.

On Friday, Virginia joined Washington, D.C., and 16 other states that have been using the Association of Public Health Laboratories’ National Key Server, which allows phones to “talk to each other” across state borders. This means users in these 18 areas won’t have to download a separate app in places they are visiting.

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