“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”
— Lady Bird Johnson
- First-time, full-time Detroit freshmen entering WSU in the fall of 2020 and after can get a four-year college education without spending a penny.
- Facebook is investing $495,000 in kids in and around Des Moines, including in kids with laptop donations, grants for STEM education
- Cleveland Clinic is working on providing people all over the world with virtual healthcare.
- Innovative change is no longer strictly the purview of physicians: Nurses are transforming medicine.
- MIPAR is using machine learning to analyze all kinds of images
- UK hosted the Envision Forum, a gathering of 150 energy experts from across the public and private sphere.
- And Name that Flyover city!
October 29, 2019
Wayne State University: Free tuition for Detroit high-schoolers
College just got a whole lot cheaper for high schoolers in Detroit. And by cheap, we mean free. Wayne State University just announced the “Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge” for high school students who call the Motor City home. First-time, full-time freshmen entering WSU in the fall of 2020 and after can get a complete, four-year college education without spending a penny, provided they are full-time residents of Detroit.
WSU President M. Roy Wilson noted, “This initiative aligns perfectly with many of our institutional values. Opportunity, accessibility and affordability are all pillars of the high quality education we provide, and the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge delivers on all those values. With the resources and opportunities on campus and the exciting resurgence in Detroit, it's never been a better time to be a Warrior.”
The Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge expands on a current program, the Wayne ACCESS award, which has already given 2,300 statewide Michiganders the opportunity to attend WSU cost-free since its inception in 2017.
Facebook provides education grants to several Iowa schools
Facebook has opened its wallet to boost educational opportunities for some lucky Iowa schools. 1,100 laptops for one school district. A $40,000 grant to support STEM education in another district. And an expanded partnership with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), which includes $97,000 to build a digital classroom. The goal there is to “encourage collaboration and exposure to new technologies, virtual sharing, and digital recording.”
In all, Facebook is investing $495,000 in and around Des Moines, with a particular focus on digital technologies. Not surprising, considering the fact that Facebook has four data centers in neighboring Altoona, with a fifth one on the way. Since it arrived on the scene in 2013, Facebook has invested almost $2 billion in its Altoona data center campus.
This isn’t Facebook’s first foray into providing educational assistance. Last year, it helped DMACC launch a digital marketing and advertising curriculum, providing scholarship grants to the tune of $265,000. Facebook offers career counseling to students who complete the curriculum.
Cleveland Clinic partners on telehealth initiative
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Cleveland Clinic is teaming up with telehealth platform American Well to provide people all over the world access to topnotch virtual healthcare. Cleveland Clinic, which pioneered coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant, is world famous for its medical expertise. (“Clinic” is a bit of a misnomer; the place has 66,000 employees.) American Well brings scalability, security, and technological expertise to the joint venture, which will be called "The Clinic."
Through this new partnership, people will be able to get diagnoses from The Clinic’s experts via telehealth, which is seeing explosive growth in medicine. In fact, Cleveland Clinic expects half of all outpatient visits to be virtual within five years. And why not? Who wants to go to the doctor’s office and catch all those cooties floating around when you can just fire up your phone or tablet from the comfort of your sickbed?
Rise of the innovative nursing workforce
Innovations in healthcare are transforming the way we practice medicine, and an increasingly empowered nursing workforce is helping lead the chargeincreasingly empowered nursing workforce is helping lead the charge. With registered nurses now outnumbering doctors by roughly four to one, innovative change is no longer strictly the purview of physicians. As Crain's Cleveland Business notes, “the emergence of telehealth, remote monitoring and coordinated care has put the spotlight on the nation's nurse population in both disruptive innovation and improvements to existing products.”
One such example, a disposable cooling vest for surgeons, was designed by Cleveland Clinic nurse and Case Western Reserve School of Nursing PhD student Jill Byrne. The vest, now in regular use in hospitals throughout the country, is designed to fit comfortably under layered surgical garments and uses strategically placed ice packs to help keep surgeons cool in what are often stressful, heat-prone environments.
As Joel Colyer, director of product management and development at Cardinal Health, noted, “If nurses are dealing with the same issues over and over, they're going to be thinking about products and processes to improve outcomes for patients and caregivers.”
Or as Byrne put it, “There's a recognition of having to be interdisciplinary. Nurses are improvising and using creativity. That's the nature of the job.”
Coyote Logistics aims to create a tech hub in Detroit
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Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, sits just west of downtown. Historic it may be—but it’s now seeing a renaissance, and the community is described variously as trendy, youthful, and quirky. It also appears to be enticing to businesses, like Coyote Logistics, which has settled into a warehouse-turned-multi-use building called The Assembly.
Coyote, which became a UPS company in 2015, is a third-party logistics provider headquartered in Chicago. Occupying the second and third floors of The Assembly (58,000 square feet, if you’re counting), Coyote says it plans to establish a new tech hub in Corktown. The company recently announced that it will add more than 100 employees next year and roughly 500 people over the next three years in the areas of customer service, sales, and business development.
Coyote’s chief people officer, Jorge Diaz, said Detroit is the right place for the business. “With its growing reputation as a hub for innovation and technology, Detroit offers the perfect blend of local talent and skillsets necessary to deliver the experience our customers need and expect from Coyote.”
It's ... Name that Flyover city!
Useless information that is strangely fascinating.
And now, the questions:
- The guy who is the first person to suggest using emoticons in messages lives and works in this city.
- This city has what could be the oddest landmark, called the Firebird sculpture.
- Speaking of oddities, this city is home to the Cave House, a house that looks like something The Flintstones would rent.
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