Students for a Smarter Planet ..leaders with conscience

Shiny, sparkly, shimmery – and now blinky (!)  The  Crown Jewels they may not be, but beautiful baubles are undergoing a major revamp as a fashion accessory…

Click on the dazzling pic below to learn about Jewelbots!  The concept:

“Jewelbots, a new line of programmable friendship braceletsthat light up and vibrate when other Jewelbots are near. BFFs can assign one another custom callsigns using the iOS and Android app, and when they meet, their bracelets will pulse and buzz in tandem.”


Crown Jewels

Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom
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Another way to interest young women in pursuing a career in technology!  This fun and funky item may bring a whole new advantage to girls who were classified as ‘geeky’ because they’re science minded – coding & programming has been elevated to another level – now, the techies, too, can be “chic”, “avant garde” and totally a “fashion maven”!!

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Believing that children are capable of understanding the inner workings of cyber security at a young age,  Penn Altoona students will produce an interactive workbook for ages eleven to fourteen. It will explain in detail various aspects of Cyber Security featuring real life examples and games to explain how Cyber Security works. The workbook will be a mobile application available on the Android platform, created using IBM Bluemix. The overall goal is to have each student sign in under an individual user ID and complete different levels of the workbook.


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Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde is building what he calls the world’s largest air purifier. The Smog Free Tower is designed to allow people to breathe clean air in a city … plus it also turns the smog into jewelry.

For more information, take a look at the Kickstarter video:

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A LOT more work has to be done to bring Daan’s vision to reality, but how great that people in all walks of life are really embracing solutions for our carbon footprint.

Do you have any great ideas incubating?


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September is traditionally “Back-to-School” month in the United States.  For those who’ve already completed their early years of education, August is the time for heading off to dormitories and beginning the advanced, more focused portion of their academic pursuits.  The education sector is taking on new challenges as it proposes to address new methods for preparing a workforce for the future – which will involve a great deal of technology focused initiatives.  Take a look at this company and their achievements to bring superior skills to the student population…


Young Digital Planet


receives the



New Technology Leader


2015 award


The aim of the New Technology Leader program is to distinguish and promote companies that deliver innovative, high-quality solutions and invest in new technologies to address today’s customers’ needs.

Young Digital Planet is a part of Sanoma Learning – one of Europe’s leading learning companies and providers of print and digital learning solutions for primary, secondary and vocational education with over 1,600 employees. They cover all dimensions of education:

  • educational content – different subjects, curricula and language courses
  • delivery platforms, e-learning and publishing technologies – flexible solutions for everyday use,
  • products that support children and adults with special educational needs at schools and medical institutions.


Visit their full website by clicking the logo  Young Digital Planet

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Are you wondering what to do with your spare time?  Re-runs on TV got you bored to tears?  Played a little too much “Candy Crush” and finding your teeth aching from a sugar overdose?  Make use of your extra hours and CODE!!

There are so many ways to contribute to the technology revolution taking place all around us – if you love the nitty-gritty details that make stuff work, this is a chance for you to be a player…click the logo for more info!!

code for america

They work with a host of governmental agencies in Partnerships!

And check out the details on their Summit to be held in September in Oakland, California -   code for america summit

There’s local Hack Events, too, for all you ‘geeks’ – maybe one in your neighborhood?

Put YOUR smarts to work – and maybe find yourself a job that you’ll love in the process!!!

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