AWS Public Sector Blog
Introducing a New AWS Educate Student Portal and Learning Badges for Students 14-17
To celebrate Computer Science Education week and the Global Hour of Code, AWS Educate has launched a new experience for students between the ages of 14-17. Students now have access to a new website experience and three new badges with learning content to discover and grow their cloud expertise. The website offers a dynamic, streamlined navigational experience so students can easily dive into interactive challenges and hands-on activities. Teachers can also access supplemental guides for the challenges that map to core computer science principles, enabling both students and teachers to explore, invent, and build.
Inspiring kids to code during Hour of Code
During the first week of December, students all around the world will learn computer science during the annual Hour of Code event led by Code.org. It’s an important effort, aimed at helping kids from all backgrounds learn to code and work toward successful careers making use of computer science skills.
The Alexa Badge for AWS Educate is Now Available
An Amazon Alexa badge with 10-15 hours of dedicated Alexa skills training is now available through AWS Educate. Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices like Echo Show and Echo Spot. Alexa provides capabilities, known as “skills,” that enable developers to create a more personalized experience for their products and build natural voice experiences that offer consumers a more intuitive way to interact with the technology they use every day.
AWS Educate Students Create App to Solve Healthcare Accessibility Issues Around the World
At the AWS Public Sector Summit in Singapore, we hosted an Education User Group where we had students from institutions across Southeast Asia present games and products built on AWS with the support of AWS Educate. The first place winner was Dr. Robo, developed by Chong Jin Wei, a first-year student from National University of […]
The AWS Summit Bahrain Recap
The AWS Summit in Bahrain saw over 1,300 professionals from government, industry, and education come together to explore the impact of cloud technology on key business outcomes. From the announcement of the new AWS Region coming to the Middle East in early 2019 to first-hand accounts from the innovators already achieving success within the region, […]
Yonsei University Accelerates Student’s Cloud Capabilities with AWS Educate
Yonsei University, one of the most prestigious universities in Korea, will migrate its IT infrastructure to the AWS Cloud to prepare itself and its students for the 4th Industrial Revolution. The 4th Industrial Revolution is a term indicating technological trends such as IoT, big data, and cloud computing are expected to create new ways of […]
Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways and AWS Educate Prepare Students for Cloud Careers
To prepare students with the skills needed to address the massive growth and job opportunities in cloud, cyber security, and computer science, Amazon Web Services has collaborated with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to create Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways. This state-wide collaboration among government, education, nonprofit, and the private sector, provides blended learning […]
Prince George’s County Teaches Students to Develop Apps Using Amazon Alexa
Prince George’s County created a summer internship for 20+ underserved high school and college students, focused on teaching the students how to develop apps using Amazon Alexa, Amazon Lex, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. The program is being led by the Prince George’s County IT Department as part of the Tech Prince George’s initiative focused […]
Expanding cybersecurity education with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech
AWS has joined the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech to support the Cyber Range initiative with scalable cloud infrastructure and to collaborate on cybersecurity educational efforts, enabling the Cyber Range with both content and a closed network for hands-on exercises, competitions, and other simulations. “We are thrilled to be a part of this important […]
AWS Educate Now Available to U.S. Veterans
Last May, Amazon pledged to offer 10,000 service members, transitioning military personnel, and military spouses free membership to AWS Educate as part of Joining Forces, the initiative that works hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their […]