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"Our platform is to say that there are time-tested ways of learning," he said in an interview earlier this summer. "Aristotle taught four or five people; he didn't have huge classes. Or you have the mentoring system - the cobbler teaching his assistants. Whether it's Aristotle or learning how to make shoes, you had a reason to learn. Education didn't happen in isolation. Maybe for the very elite, you can learn for the sake of learning. But for millions of students to learn, you need to know why you're learning." George Lucas
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Come Home Montana
- Finding success in Sidney, Montana - Couple finds happiness being close to family, owning business
"This is the happiest I've been. I'm more comfortable in Sidney, with these people here," Tressa Rau said. "Life is short; you don't get much time with the people you love. That's the main reason we moved back."
- A Generation of Game Boys, Girls - video game-related courses are being offered in colleges around the country
From Brooklyn's Pratt Institute to the University of Colorado, at least 50 schools around the country now offer courses in video game study, development or design, according to industry groups.
- Universities partner on wireless networks to help researchers to engage in more joint research and scholarship projects and to take on economic development projects that require a broader range of expertise.
"Making our laptop access simpler and easier is an example on a small scale of the much more powerful I-Light technology," he continued. "And we should continue to work toward extending these capabilities across Indiana to other universities, colleges and related organizations."
Montana Economic Development
- Western Montana InBusiness Sept. 2005 - It's a good time to be in construction
These are boom times for the construction industry - and our InBusiness reporter, Tyler Christensen, found plenty of busy people hard at work. In her stories for this issue, Tyler examines the forces that are driving business in each of western Montana's major construction sectors, from highway work to commercial work to building houses, with a wide range of price tags.
- Cultured Log Systems — Logs you have to feel to believe - "Got Concrete"
It was during the wildfires of 2000 that Dick Morgenstern's idea to build log homes out of concrete really took shape. He'd been carrying the basic concept of fire-resistant concrete homes with him for years, but couldn't settle on a form. Then the answer came to him.
- Andrew Field of PrintingForLess.com in Livingston, Montana named a Best Boss 2005 - Fortune Magazine Announces 2005 List of Best Bosses
“You get back more than you put in,” says Best Boss and PrintingForLess.com founder Andrew Field. “We have designed our workplace to invest in and empower our employees to do their best work.
- Belgrade company, Phillips Environmental Products, sends portable toilets to Texas
Soon after the FEMA order came in, the U.S. Department of Defense called in its own order - $1.3 million worth.
- Tiny Montana herb company, On Thyme Gourmet expands its global market with prestigious award
The Martinells have developed a secret process that keeps the chopped herbs fresh in jars without adding oil or other liquids.
- Montana-made water system from Drake Engineering Inc. of may be answer for coalbed methane industry
Their system is designed to treat water produced in coalbed methane development to meet water quality requirements of regulatory agencies before it is used or discharged. Patents are pending.
- Montana Day Spa Facials in Whitefish, MT, A Unique Experience
Whitefish, Montana, embodies the spirit, feistiness, fun, nonchalance and essence of this Rocky Mountain State. And,this little western town packs a lot of sophistication, belying its population of around 5032. Lucky me, I spent an adventurous, activity-filled week enjoying what locals call “the long days of summer.
Funding and Building your Business
- New studies paint disturbing picture for Montana and for other parts of the West.
Two studies released this week paint disturbing futures for the Bozeman and Livingston areas, for Montana and for other parts of the West.
- Guest opinion from Gov. Brian Schweitzer: Montana coal can help fuel America's future
I have a passion for energy.
- Sidney, Montana receives funding for ethanol research
One of the challenges for current and future ethanol plants in Montana is a lack of corn grown in the region, so officials are instead looking at barley for ethanol plants.
- Montana sponsoring lunch at huge trade gathering in Las Vegas to intrigue new businesses
CoreNet is the first of four trade shows the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity will participate in this year, said Adam deYong, an economic development specialist with the office.
- What Is Venture Capital?
You should also be aware that most venture capitalists are interested only in businesses that can grow very big.
Regional Economic Development
- Education can elevate Colorado's economy
A quality public education system is critical to Colorado's economic future. You may have heard that before, but have you ever really thought of all the ways in which education affects the economy?
Washington State Business
- Divorce low, happiness high among Utah entrepreneurs
If you are an entrepreneur who is suffering through lots of sleepless nights, whose marriage is on the rocks and who hates everything about your business, you aren't likely to be found among truly successful Utah entrepreneurs.
- Plenty of work to do in plan for Washington State regional economy
The strategy was developed over the past year by the Prosperity Partnership, a group of 150 local governments, businesses, labor organizations and nonprofits from throughout King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.
- Wyoming Technology Organization formed to drive the success of member companies while building the image of Wyoming as a leader in technology development and application.
Please read the Wyoming Technology Organization’s introductory letter include here or visit their web site http://www.wyomingtechnology.org/index.html.
Universities and Economic Development
- Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle Outlines 2005 Agenda with Second Edition of "Grow Wisconsin"
Grow Wisconsin: The 2005 Agenda focuses on three areas: investing in business, investing in people, and fostering a competitive business climate.
Incubators and R&D
- Universities play vital role in cities
Universities are not just for enriching the knowledge of students willing to pay the price of admission; they are also capable of making meaningful contributions to the economic status of the regions they occupy.
Connectivity & Communications
- INL urges business leaders to back nuclear mission
McFarlane said the designation of INL as the nation's pre-eminent nuclear research facility could mean $50 million in regional income and even more in construction revenue.
- Research Roundup at Montana State University (#253), Sounds of Yellowstone, MSU's jet set, Food aid aids, Buckles and truckers
Eighty percent of the people who drive passenger cars wear seatbelts, but the percentage is much less among truck drivers
Space and Zero Gravity Research
- Like High-Def? Here Comes the Next Level in Video Conferencing
"What we're showing here is really important for Hollywood," said Laurin Herr, president of Pacific Interface, a technology consulting company based in Oakland, Calif., that is engineering the demonstration. "These same networks can be used to distribute other digital stuff such as live events, live concerts and sports."
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- At Inland Northwest Space Alliance (INSA) Space Policy Institute meeting, MT Rep. Denny Rehberg Recommends That Ex-Cold War Missile May Boost University-Built Satellites
“Wouldn’t it be better to take the same amount of money and those missiles to provide the opportunity for the university system to shoot them up into space,” Rehberg said, armed not with warheads but student experiments. “Wouldn’t that make a lot more sense?”
- Logitech unveils first smart mouse
The MX 610's smarts doesn't stop there as it also listens to your computer for other important things, like e-mail.
- Stealing your ID can be as easy as ABC
I had just called her on an unlisted cellphone number and informed her that I had her Social Security number, Visa card number, bank account and personal identification numbers, and eBay account name and password.
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