ESTEC Receives $10,000 Grant from Bayer Fund

ISU CEWT on Jun 15, 2020 10:36:00 AM

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[POCATELLO, ID / 8 JUNE 2020] – Idaho State University’s College of Technology announced today it received a grant for $10,000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to support their upcoming online Ignite Their Future STEM summer camp.

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Students to Learn, Build, and Play in Online STEM Summer Camp

Sammy Rich on Jun 1, 2020 11:38:21 AM

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In July, students through 5th grade up to 12th grade will have the opportunity to attend an online STEM Summer Camp.

Hosted by Idaho State University’s Energy Systems Technology & Education Center (ESTEC), these camps focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (otherwise known as STEM) and help ignite a passion for these subjects through hands-on activities.

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ISU CEWT to Host Upcoming Lunch and Learn Via Zoom

Sammy Rich on May 18, 2020 11:40:31 AM

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On May 20, Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training will be conducting its most recent Lunch and Learn event online.

“Lunch and Learn is just what it sounds like,” said Scott Stephens, CEWT’s Business Consultant. “People gather for lunch and learn about a certain topic. The idea is most people take a lunch break and so why not spend it learning something with others.”

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Zooming with Family

Brenna Hassing on Apr 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Social distancing has made more and more people turn to video conferencing services like Zoom to stay connected with work and schools, and even friends and family.

Recently, my Aunt that is a teacher invited the family (of over 50+ people) to a Zoom meeting. Her reasoning for doing so was to see how everyone is doing during these trying times and to test out Zoom before using it with her students as her school system moves to online instruction.

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Phishing for Funds: Staying Safe in the Digital World

Sammy Rich on Mar 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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As the internet evolves, as do the practices of scammers utilizing it to trick you out of your money.

Since 2018, there has been a rise in people receiving phone calls or pop-up ads from imposters pretending to be the IRS or debt collectors, or even technical support trying to fix your computer. They will then ask you to visit a popular grocery store and buy prepaid gift cards as a form of payment.

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Hi-Fi or Wi-Fi?

Sammy Rich on Feb 17, 2020 8:45:00 AM

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An analog audio setup brings with it nostalgia. Pulling the vinyl out of its sleeve, being careful not to touch the grooves, gently cleaning dust off its surface, setting it on the turntable and placing the needle on its edge, then adjusting the levels until the sound is crisp, deep, and crystal clear-- all of this culminates an experience that is long-lost in an age that prefers convenient over complicated.

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Most Memorable Tech of the 2010's

Sammy Rich on Jan 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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There is a lot that could be said about the 2010’s. Above all else, though, this decade has shown the way technology has become so inter-woven in our society that it is near impossible to separate the two.

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Be The Office Hero

We’ve all been there before, trying to format a graph in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or getting a picture to fit right on a Word document. You may feel frustrated and confused-- but then, someone else in the office rushes over, makes a few clicks, and like magic, the program is doing what you want it to. As they head back to their desk, you admire them for their adapt skills. They are… the Office Hero.

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6 Ways Drones are Changing the World, One Crop at a Time

Emilie Reed on Mar 16, 2018 11:26:00 AM

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Have you ever flown a drone? Do you know all the crazy cool things you can do with a drone, such as take aerial videos of your house or neighborhood, use it to chase weather storms, or scope out your hunting grounds? Did you know you can also use drones for farming?

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, otherwise known as drones, have been commercially used since the early 1980’s. Starting out in military strategies, the practical uses of drones has been growing faster than ever. Because the agricultural industry is so crucial for our survival, many are working to maximize the functions of drones for agriculture.  Over 33% of farmers are using drones for their crop production. From automated planting to crop management with real-time monitoring, drones play a vital role in the future of farming.

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7 Things You Can Do With Photoshop

Stephanie Bachman on Jul 14, 2017 10:34:00 AM

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In the world of design, those with the most clever, most flashy, and most creative pieces win. They snag our attention with their inventive ideas and make us interested in what they have to offer.

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