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A solar-powered aquaculture platform is growing thousands of oysters in Baltimore’s harbor

Oct. 22, 2021 4:24 pm

A solar-powered aquaculture platform is growing thousands of oysters in Baltimore’s harbor

Solar Oysters loaded 300,000 spat-on-shell oysters onto its platform in Baltimore's harbor. It's designed to help revive the native oyster population, and clean the Bay.
These 25 Baltimore community advocates are training to become digital equity leaders

Oct. 14, 2021 1:20 pm

These 25 Baltimore community advocates are training to become digital equity leaders

The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation's Digital Equity Leadership Lab offers training on the workings of the internet, and efforts to democratize access around the country. Its second cohort kicks off this fall.
The Maryland STEM Festival is prescribing a full month of health and wellness programming

Oct. 13, 2021 12:20 pm

The Maryland STEM Festival is prescribing a full month of health and wellness programming

From Oct. 15-Nov. 14, a month of events across the state will be held to educate about STEM careers, and provide some hands-on learning opportunities.
Johns Hopkins’ nursing school piloted a grassroots internet adoption program for seniors

Oct. 12, 2021 6:23 pm

Johns Hopkins’ nursing school piloted a grassroots internet adoption program for seniors

Through the program, 20 older adults received tablets, a one-year broadband subscription and one-on-one lessons on how to use devices. “I had to put my fear aside and just do it," said one participant.
Meet Bridgemaxx, an internet service provider pitching to Baltimoreans in search of a stable connection

Oct. 8, 2021 3:29 pm

Meet Bridgemaxx, an internet service provider pitching to Baltimoreans in search of a stable connection

A rural ISP is taking a shot at the urban market. How does it compare to Comcast?
Henrietta Lacks is the inspiration for a new life sciences workspace, called HelaPlex

Oct. 7, 2021 5:44 pm

Henrietta Lacks is the inspiration for a new life sciences workspace, called HelaPlex

Cells taken without Lacks' consent in Baltimore brought a reckoning over racial justice in medical research. It is informing a new development by Philly founder Tia Lyles-Williams to make life sciences more equitable for Black people.
Kicking off a new chapter for Startup Grind Maryland

Oct. 5, 2021 5:35 pm

Kicking off a new chapter for Startup Grind Maryland

Combining Baltimore, Columbia and Frederick into one group for the state, the entrepreneurial network got together at the Maryland Innovation Center for a startup showcase and celebration. Here’s a look at the companies that met the community.
The Look Ahead: John Foster, chief operating officer of Fearless

Oct. 4, 2021 8:58 am

The Look Ahead: John Foster, chief operating officer of Fearless

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, Foster talkes about how the digital services company balances social impact with profitability and its work in Baltimore.
The Look Ahead: Ashley Greenspan, public affairs manager of Crown Castle

Sep. 29, 2021 1:30 pm

The Look Ahead: Ashley Greenspan, public affairs manager of Crown Castle

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, Greenspan discusses the differences between an ISPs and infrastructure creators, misinformation about 5G and the obligations of companies toward local communities.
The Look Ahead: Andrew Coy, executive director of the Digital Harbor Foundation

Sep. 28, 2021 1:30 pm

The Look Ahead: Andrew Coy, executive director of the Digital Harbor Foundation

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, Coy discussed the importance of STEM programs for youth, how the Digital Harbor Foundation adjusted during the pandemic and the need for more youth at the table with stakeholders in the community.

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