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"My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new."
- Richard Branson


Kentucky ranks No. 4 in U.S. in entrepreneurship

Kentucky ranks No. 4 in U.S. in entrepreneurshipFrom the Bowling Green Daily News: Kentucky spent the past year muscling its way to the top of a national ranking of entrepreneur-friendly states. Last year, Kentucky sat in 49th place of the State Entrepreneurship Index. Gov. Steve Beshear’s office announced Monday that Kentucky snatched fourth place on the SEI this year. The SEI ranks states based on establishment growth, establishment growth Read more

Oldham launches high school engineering program

Oldham launches high school engineering programFrom The Courier-Journal: For 75 Oldham County high school students, this school year promises 3-D printing, laser etching and an added emphasis on math. As the district’s 12,000 students headed back to class Wednesday, two sessions of ninth and 10th-graders from all three Oldham County high schools filtered into the workspace of the OCS Engineering Academy, a new half-day program at Read more

Ebola tobacco drug joins duckweed in plant war on disease

Ebola tobacco drug joins duckweed in plant war on diseaseFrom Bloomberg News: On a small plot of land incongruously tucked amid a Kentucky industrial park sit five weather-beaten greenhouses. At the site, tobacco plants contain one of the most promising hopes for developing an effective treatment for the deadly Ebola virus. The plants contain designer antibodies developed by San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. and are grown in Kentucky by a unit of Reynolds American Read more

STEM education matters to security, innovation and leadership

STEM education matters to security, innovation and leadershipAuthor Michele Nash-Hoff recently wrote in a piece for the Huffington Post: Over the last 230 years, the United States became a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Today, a little over four percent of the workforce is employed directly in science, engineering and technology. Yet, this small group of Read more

Connect a Million Minds: The Connectory

Connect a Million Minds: The Connectory Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they Read more


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