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PNC Foundation Makes $150,000 Grant to Innovate Kentucky

PNC Foundation Makes $150,000 Grant to Innovate Kentucky

When a challenge is made, WKU is never one to shy away. The University is now one step closer to fulfilling a challenge grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation, thanks to PNC Foundation’s generosity and commitment to education.

The PNC Foundation, through its Grow Up Great program, has awarded WKU a $150,000 grant to support Innovate Kentucky and early childhood education.
IdeaFestival Bowling Green Promises Creativity and Innovation

IdeaFestival Bowling Green Promises Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and innovation will be on display February 28 at the Downing Student Union Auditorium as Innovate Kentucky hosts the inaugural IdeaFestival Bowling Green. The one-day festival features nine of Kentucky’s brightest innovators plus keynote speaker Bill Capodagli, who will present Dreams and Dreamers: How to Innovate Like Walt Disney and the Pixarians.
Innoplexx name unveiling

WKU celebrates opening of Innoplexx, the Student Business Accelerator

WKU’s Research Foundation celebrated the grand opening of a 1,200-square-foot space in the Center for Research and Development for Innoplexx, the WKU Student Business Accelerator, on Tuesday (Dec. 4) at the Center for Research and Development on the corner of Nashville Road and Campbell Lane.
Research Louisville shows science in action

Research Louisville shows science in action

"Darcy, if you'll hold him, I'll make him come alive."

With a few taps on a tablet computer, the child-sized test dummy named John snapped to life in Darcy's arms. He blinked his brilliant blue eyes and breathed with a slight wheeze. The blue ring of light around John's mouth offered a clue as to why his breathing was constricted – his oxygen levels were low.

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See Blue STEM Camp Group Photo

See Blue STEM Camp

The NXT LEGO robot rolled forward, turned sharp left and – much to the horror of its creator – started veering off its intended course, crossing the line surrounding the designated checkpoint and eliciting a fresh wave of frustration.

"No!" exclaimed Rishi Alluri, throwing up his arms in defeat. Gathering his wayward robot, Rishi returned to a nearby computer for another round of programming. He'd consider if the degree of the turn was miscalculated, or if perhaps the distance was off by a fraction of an inch.

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