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There’s an app for the Prince George’s County police, too [Links Roundup]

Plus: STEM education hits the ice with the NHL, and GW gets $23.8 million for HIV research. It's's Links Roundup — news items from around D.C.'s innovation ecosystem.

Prince George’s, D.C. police use new map tech to track border crime in real time [Washington Post]: Police chases are going digital. For about a year now, Prince George’s County law enforcement has used a crime mapper called StarLight to keep an eye on incidents near the D.C. border. Here’s a great tidbit: Maj. George Nichols told The Washington Post that “he checks StarLight almost every hour on his phone or a tablet.”
This DC Startup is Working With the NHL to Teach STEM on Ice [InTheCapital]: Meanwhile, there was a math problem and an ice hockey game broke out. D.C.’s EverFi is launching the Future Goals Program in conjunction with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association. The program will help incorporate hockey-inspired problems into STEM curricula in Canada and the U.S.
GW Researchers Receive $23.8 Million to Improve HIV Prevention and Care [GW Today]: George Washington University researchers were awarded $23.8 million from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop an integrated IT system linking community health workers and D.C.-area Medicaid patients. The system could allow D.C. residents to check on their HIV and STI status on their phone.
Aliya Rahman, the program director at Code for Progress (of ALEC leak fame), won DC Web Women’s first ever Tech Woman of the Year award Saturday. Some other familiar names came up, including Hear Me Code founder Shannon Turner, the ultimate DC Web Woman of the Year. Taoti Creative won Employer of the Year, and its director of production Kristen Wehmueller won DCWW Volunteer of the Year.

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