Biodesign: What’s Brewing in the Midwest?

Join us for an online symposium and open conversation with the founding members of the Midwest Biodesign Hub to learn more about their practices and perspectives on biodesign. In brief dialogues, they will discuss the skills, experiences, and backgrounds that have positioned the Midwest at the frontier of biodesign. Stay on afterwards for an interdisciplinary networking event.

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Being Bi & Pan in STEM

Pride in STEM is proud to present a virtual discussion on Being Bi & Pan in STEM, discussing barriers, challenges, and solutions related to belonging to such identities while navigating a careering in science, technology, engineering, and maths.

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Young Women of Color in Technology

Please join Blue Flaire for our Young Women of Color in Technology Roundtable Event (virtual) on August 25th starting at 6:30pm – 8pm. This month we are excited to have Erica Dobbs, as our guest speaker for our event! Ms. Dobbs will be presenting on Women as Leaders in Technology!

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MiBiz: Service Express acquires U.K. data center services firm, bolstering international business

Third-party data center maintenance service provider Service Express LLC has bolstered its international presence with the acquisition of a U.K.-based firm. With The ICC Group, private equity-backed Service Express has acquired a 25-year-old data center services firm with a hardware distribution network that works with multiple vendors across the U.K. 

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Coffee & Viz: Visualizing the “Invisible”: Methods for Trans Digital Spaces

How do marginalized people carve out and stitch together spaces, knowledge, and cultures of their own, while navigating political economies of oppression? Specifically, how do digital environments afford and limit trans people in their production of culture, access to accurate medical knowledge, and their sense of self? How do trans youth act to define the meaning of trans identities for the larger trans community in the US and abroad, and how do concerns around privacy and data ethics structure the possibilities for building on their seemingly private worlds?

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University of Michigan: U-M awarded grant to support Detroit entrepreneurs in bridging digital divide

An interdisciplinary team from the University of Michigan was awarded $300,000 from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to train local residents and U-M students to provide one-on-one technology support to Detroit entrepreneurs. The project aims to better understand the types and complexity of technology support that small businesses need, along with preferences around timing and delivery.

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