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  • Entrepreneurship
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  • Economic Education


Think Tank to Shark Tank

Summer Day Camps for Grades 6-9

» From Coding to Entrepreneurship - June 18-22

» From Engineering to Entrepreneurship - June 25-29

These camps are specifically designed to:

  • Develop team dynamic skills through team projects
  • Develop researching skills related to addressing a need and then bringing it to the market place
  • Develop engineering and entrepreneurial skills through authentic experiences

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Upcoming Program

Negotiating Crisis:  Neoliberal Power in Austerity Ireland

Nicholas Kiersey

Who:     Dr. Nicholas Kiersey, Associate Professor of Political Science at Ohio University

When:   Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Zook Hall 241 on The University of Akron campus

Dr. Kiersey will offer a summary of the history of the 2008 Irish economic crisis, including its causes and its costs, before addressing its tentative recovery, and asking, "Where does Ireland go from here?"

The presentation is free and open to the first 25 area teacher who register! 

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