Digest #147

Here's the news you need to know ...

The Forbes AgTech Summit held in Salinas last week attracted farmers, inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, and a world-class group of movers and shakers. Salinas is positioned firmly at the forefront of the AgTech industry. (If there was any doubt, there shouldn't be any longer.) MBARI received a grant to study the relationship between atmospheric warming and ocean acidification. Bill Tyselling, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, explores how tech momentum is pushing Santa Cruz. Robot Theater workshops coming to Santa Cruz in August will give local educators, students, and artists an opportunity to find out how dancing robots can help balance gender parity in STEM. And, there's more.

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Our photo-essay captures some of the images from the Forbes AgTech Summit held last week. View the photos.

The Forbes AgTech Summit positions Salinas at the forefront of the agtech industry. What's the buzz? Read this story.

Bill Tysseling: As local tech gains momentum, what are the implications for strategic issues such as housing, transportation, and demand for industrial/commercial/office real estate? Read this story. 

MBARI received a $75K grant from the NSF to study the relationship between atmospheric warming and ocean acidification. Read this story.    

How can Robot Theater help balance gender parity in STEM? Educators have the opportunity to find out about using robots as a tool to teach programming. Read this story.

If fruit and vegetable producers are looking for a way to easily collect and log food safety and quality control data, iFood Decision Sciences has an app for that. Read this story.  

Making the Case for WordPress in Education: Shane Pearlman, CEO of Modern Tribe, is the guest speaker in this webinar. Watch the webinar.  

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