Hands-on science: Kids in Tech helped bring the Curiosity Cube to kids in Lowell through a partnership with Millipore Sigma

News Article | October 27, 2018

Lowell Sun: LOWELL — Students at Moody Elementary School pressed virtual reality goggles up to their faces Wednesday afternoon outside the Curiosity Cube, a traveling science lab inside a shipping container.

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Spotlight on Kids in Tech’s Founder

News Article | March 6, 2018

Boston Voyager: Today we’d like to introduce you to Olu Ibrahim.

Kids in Tech founder Olu Ibrahim credits her parents for her insatiable appetite for learning and commitment to helping her community. Her love of technology was born when her father brought home a Gateway 2000 PC and told her and her sisters that it was “the future”. Throughout her career as an educator, Olu observed many children who lacked the necessary tools and opportunities to pursue computer science in their educations and careers.

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Lessons Learned: Founder gives insight into growing Kids in Tech

News Article | August 16, 2017

Mass Nonprofit News: Forging ties with potential donors and managing the pressures of a solo startup without revenue or funding was challenging and stressful, but a support team helped enormously.

I started Kids in Tech because it’s imperative to start preparing children in underserved midsize cities for technology jobs in elementary and middle school. And program offerings in midsize cities, like Kids in Tech’s Lowell home base, are sparse despite the rapid expansion of the innovation economy outside of the nation’s largest cities, a trend detailed in research by the Progressive Policy Institute and TechNet, a network of technology executives committed to promoting the innovation economy.

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Our founder, finalist, for young professionals award

News Article | June 5, 2017

Kids in Tech founder Olu Ibrahim was named a finalist for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s 2017 Young Professional Excellence Award.

The Young Professional Excellence Award recognizes an emerging nonprofit professional who has made a significant contribution to their organization through their effectiveness, dedication, perseverance, innovative thinking, and interpersonal skills. This award is targeted at professionals 35 years of age or younger.

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Our founder was a featured panelist for Women in the Enterprise of Science and Tech

News Article | May 17, 2017

Olu Ibrahim, founder of Kids in Tech, was a featured panelist for WEST’s (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology) success panel, titled “Key Leadership Skills for Success in the Technological World”.

Panelists, successful senior women and men in technology, talked about their pathways to success. Highlights included details on their paths, obstacles they overcame, things that helped them along the way, and tips and strategies.

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