Educating the Scientists of Tomorrow for the Eradication of Disease Articles EducationScience
November 11, 2017

Educating the Scientists of Tomorrow for the Eradication of Disease

A few years back I asked my then soon-to-be 10-year-old daughter what she wanted to be when she grew up. Typical 10-year-old boys or girls may answer with the typical…

The Coolest, Out of This World Type of Job Articles EducationScienceTechnology
October 13, 2017

The Coolest, Out of This World Type of Job

What child has not dreamed of flying to space in a rocket, or walking on the moon, or visiting distant galaxies in a spaceship? We probably still daydream about it as adults. How cool would it be to see earth from the moon instead of the other way around? I always thought the coolest job in the world had to be an astronaut, after all they get to do these things and get paid for it. However, I never really decided to pursue being an astronaut. In my 8-year-old mind I saw becoming an astronaut as an impossible dream, not just because I was a child, but because there really weren’t any role models for me to follow into that path. How does one even become an astronaut? Is there an astronaut school? Can girls be astronauts?

Creating the Jobs of Tomorrow to Build the Society of Tomorrow Articles EducationEnergyEngineeringEntrepreneurshipScienceTechnology
October 8, 2017

Creating the Jobs of Tomorrow to Build the Society of Tomorrow

I often think about the kind of economy the United States and other first world countries will boast in 20 to 30 years from now. We have seen the departure…

Matthieu Melki of Wynwood Fund, and Kyle Vaughn of Cox Enterprises Join Manifezt Articles Press Releases
September 28, 2017

Matthieu Melki of Wynwood Fund, and Kyle Vaughn of Cox Enterprises Join Manifezt

Turning South Florida into the tech hub of the east coast through providing a qualified STEM workforce in order to attract the most influential STEM companies is no small feat,…

Climate Change is Real, Deal with It! Articles EnergyEngineeringOpinionScienceTechnology
September 25, 2017

Climate Change is Real, Deal with It!

These past few weeks have been tough for the State of Florida, particularly for those of us in South Florida and the west coast. We prepared for Irma, a category…

The University of Miami Teams Up with Manifezt Articles Press Releases
September 24, 2017

The University of Miami Teams Up with Manifezt

Recognizing the importance of our vision of transforming Miami into the tech hub of the east coast, and how sparking the interest of the next generation at a young age…

Harvey, Irma, Maria, Global Warming & STEM Education Articles EducationEnergyOpinionScienceTechnology
September 19, 2017

Harvey, Irma, Maria, Global Warming & STEM Education

Moody’s analytics expect the total cost of both hurricanes Harvey and Irma to exceed $150B, roughly on par with the cost of hurricane Katrina. Economies affecting millions of people are…

The Relationship between Sports, STEM Education, Median Income & The Crime Rate Articles EducationEthnic DiversityIncome InequalityOpinionScienceTechnology
August 28, 2017

The Relationship between Sports, STEM Education, Median Income & The Crime Rate

According to the latest numbers, Florida high schools produce the highest number of division one college football players of any state*.  However, Florida ranks 41st in America in terms of…

childhood praise Can Praising Kids’ Intelligence Be Detrimental? Articles Opinion
August 26, 2017

Can Praising Kids’ Intelligence Be Detrimental?

Every time an article about how to raise successful human beings pops up on my social media feed, I am convinced that being a parent is the toughest job in…

Public School Education For-Profit Charter Schools – The Answer to South Florida’s Public School Education Issues? Articles EducationEthnic DiversityIncome InequalityMathematicsOpinionScienceTechnology
August 22, 2017

For-Profit Charter Schools – The Answer to South Florida’s Public School Education Issues?

Concerned parents have been looking for alternative options for their students for years. 87% of Florida’s youth is currently enrolled in some form of public school education, and households with children in private schools make 174% of the income of households with children in public schools, indicating a private education is likely out of reach for most students.

Miami Florida Skyline Income Inequality in South Florida and How STEM Can Impact It Articles EducationEntrepreneurshipEthnic DiversityIncome InequalityOpinionScience
August 17, 2017

Income Inequality in South Florida and How STEM Can Impact It

When looking at income inequality we begin to see that Florida ranks among worst in the nation, with the top 1% taking home over 28% of the income. Miami is the most unequal city in America based on the Gini Coefficient.

Women in STEM Fields Is It Misguided to Push Girls Into Traditionally Male-Dominated STEM Fields? Articles EducationWomen Matter
August 15, 2017

Is It Misguided to Push Girls Into Traditionally Male-Dominated STEM Fields?

While it may be true that more women prefer psychology to engineering, it does not mean that they are not naturally inclined to take a traditionally male-dominated role. Many factors may hinder a woman from pursuing a career in the STEM fields of engineering and technology, pushing them into female-friendly careers instead.

Chris Caines Interim Program Director of the Knight Foundation Chris Caines Joins Manifezt Advisory Board Articles Press Releases
August 8, 2017

Interim Program Director of the Knight Foundation Chris Caines Joins Manifezt Advisory Board

Thanks to his belief in the Manifezt Foundation mission, we are pleased to announce the addition of Interim Program Director of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Chris Caines, to our board. Chris has been with the Knight Foundation for the past two years, where he worked closely with Matt Haggman as a program associate and has been an instrumental part of their investment into the community since joining.

Passion for STEM Education How to Ignite a Passion for STEM Education Articles Education
August 5, 2017

How to Ignite a Passion for STEM Education

STEM education has been on the spotlight for quite some time. There is a general understanding that our nation’s ability to stay competitive in the era of globalization depends greatly on innovation and staying at the forefront of technological advances.

Fake News Exists Fake News Exists – What Now? Articles EducationOpinionTechnology
January 11, 2017

Fake News Exists – What Now?

The Fake News phenomenon – driven by largely controversial stories looking to generate clicks and ad revenue off shock value, and political campaigns promoting propaganda on their opponents – has…