From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 6, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree. Read more
From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 30, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.
Story and photos by Brent Miller
January 14, 2011 CARY, NC – Embassy Suites in Cary was the host for he two-day Cary Town Council/Staff retreat, an annual meeting that enables Cary’s elected officials and senior staff to discuss vision, strategy and hot topics in an informal setting. Read more
From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 9, 2011.
Wastewater, Chatham County and Red Light Cameras
On Tuesday I met with the town manager to go over current issues. We discussed the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities, the new Chatham County commissioners, and red light cameras. Read more
Story by Matt Young. Charts from 2011 Economic Forecast by Michael Walden. Photo by Hal Goodtree.
Cary, N.C. – Wednesday, the Cary Chamber hosted the 2011 Economic Forecast at Prestonwood Country Club. The featured speaker was Dr. Michael Walden, Wm Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, N.C. State University.
The breakfast event drew about 200 people – a robust turnout. Dr. Walden remarked that the strong attendance in Cary was a positive economic sign. Read more
Cary, NC – For America to maintain a top quality workforce in the coming decades, science, technology and math education needs to be a priority.
Toward that end, 100 top U.S. CEOs have banded together to form ChangeTheEquation.org. In their own words, “Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of our nation’s young people.”
Part of the challenge is make those subjects attractive to the current generation of students. In the parlance of our children, growing up to be a scientist, mathematician or engineer has to be a “cool” career choice.
Change the Equation challenged its member companies to produce brief videos featuring an employee or group of employees who use math or science in exciting or unexpected ways. Many companies answered the call.
Congratulations to a Cary company and a flagship of the technology industry. Show this video to your kids.
Yes, Virginia, it’s cool to be a scientist, mathematician or engineer. In fact, it rocks.
You can also see this video on YouTube.
Education coverage sponsored by Goodtree & Co, Inc.
From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through December 26, 2010. SAS Photo by Hal Goodtree.
This week was a week to start slowing down and enjoying the holidays. The big items of the week included the Mayors Association Dinner, an announcement by SAS and the governor, and the taping of the state of the town. Read more