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Register of Deeds Richard P. Howe, Jr. visits students at the Moody School with the Kids in Tech afterschool Tech Club Program

Press Release | March 20, 2019

LOWELL – On Tuesday, March 19, Middlesex North Register of Deeds Richard P. Howe, Jr., joined Kids in Tech to teach students at the Moody School about the history of the City of Lowell, the role of the Register of Deeds, and the evolution of technology going back to the earliest days of the City’s founding.

“The City of Lowell has been home to some of the most impactful technology pioneers in history, looking all the way back to the earliest advances in commerce in the area,” said Register Howe. “You can look right in our backyard to see the very start of technology and industry, and having the opportunity to speak to the students in the Kids in Tech program was a great opportunity to share that history and background with a new generation of people who call Lowell home. The kids were incredibly engaged and I was so impressed by their insight and curiosity. Kids in Tech is making a huge impact on this community.”

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Kids in Tech hosts Tech Career Day with engineers from iRobot

Press Release | February 15, 2019

Nonprofit program uses hands-on learning to teach students in Lowell about advancing technologies

LOWELL – In recent weeks, Kids in Tech has hosted Tech Career Day at two program sites in Lowell: Moody Elementary School and Lowell Housing Authority. Featured speakers included Sam Devadoss and Eva Mascot, both software engineers from iRobot. The presentations came on the heels of a recent visit by Kids in Tech students to the ‘Cool Stuff’ museum at the iRobot headquarters in Bedford.

At Moody Elementary School, students were able to explore the functionality of two different iRobot products: a Roomba® robot vacuum and a Braava® robot mop. Students had the opportunity to assemble these products, while learning about different types of engineering career paths in technology from Devadoss. At the Lowell Housing Authority site, students also engaged in an in-depth discussion about careers in software engineering within the robotics sector.

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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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Up Close: Kids in Tech brought kids to Kronos’ headquarters to find out more about what it’s like to work in the computer software industry

Blog Post | April 19, 2018

Kronos’ Blog: Excite, engage, and educate children to use technology. This mission belongs to Kids in Tech – a nonprofit inspiring the next generation of tech-savvy leaders through after-school programs.

Last Thursday, Kronos welcomed a group of 20 kids from the Kids in Tech after-school tech club, ages 8-14. They toured our headquarters, learned about user experience, and participated in hands-on testing of our time clocks.

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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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