innovation

July 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Education Committee Discusses MCPS Code of Conduct Policy (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council’s Education Committee met on July 27 with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff to receive a briefing on the new Code of Conduct. The new policy, which emphasizes in keeping students in the classroom and reduce out-of-school suspensions to narrow the achievement gap, is already showing results. “We are very happy […]

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October 28, 2014 | Aline Barros

KID Museum Opens to the Public (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

There’s a new kid on the block: KID Museum, a new children’s museum in Montgomery County. More than 1,300 people turned out to the grand opening celebration of the KID Museum on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Davis Library in Bethesda. From mini drawing robots made out of household items such as plastic cups, markers, and […]

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October 21, 2014 | Aline Barros

KID Museum Grand Opening on Oct. 26 (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Cara Lesser, founder and CEO of the Kids International Discovery KID Museum, invites the community to the opening of KID Museum on Oct. 26 at the Davis Library in Bethesda.  

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September 16, 2014 | Aline Barros

An Afternoon of Innovation at the Maker Faire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

KID Museum, a new children’s museum in Montgomery County, hosted on Sept. 14 the Maker Faire in Silver Spring. It was an afternoon of curious eyes and lots of making, creating and inventing. At the free family event, there were robots of all shapes and sizes, 3D printed jewelry, automated chess boards, NASA’s Hubble Space […]

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September 6, 2014 | Aline Barros

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Gaithersburg Aquatic Center Welcomes All (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Gaithersburg’s Jim McGuire of the Parks and Recreation and Culture Department, invites all to check out the newly renovated Gaithersburg Aquatic Center. Take a look: McGuire also touted some of the innovative features at the pool. The city held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening party on Sept. 4 at the […]

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September 2, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Moving Montgomery Forward with Gigabit Speed Networks (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer – the council’s lead member for digital government – has released a white paper detailing why the county needs to work towards new technology initiatives. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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August 18, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Takoma Park Named Quarterfinalist for Energy Prize

The City of Takoma Park was notified this month that it is advancing to the quarterfinalist round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a $5-million incentive competition to reduce America’s energy consumption. According to a news release issued by Georgetown University, Takoma Park has created a challenging and promising Sustainable Energy Action Plan that […]

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July 17, 2014 | Staff Writer

Public Safety Committee Meets on July 17, Archery & Innovation on Agenda

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Committee will hold a worksession at 9:30 a.m. on July 17, to discuss Expedited Bill 35-14 that decreases the “safety zone” for archery hunters in the County from 150 yards to 100 yards from a dwelling, residence, church or other building occupied by human beings. The Public Safety Committee, which […]

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November 27, 2013 | Valerie Bonk

County Releases Open Data Town Hall Results

In order to prioritize new projects, Montgomery County asked its residents what information they’d like to see online at the first “Open Data Town Hall” on Nov. 21. The event brought dozens of people together to brainstorm and offer ideas on what’s next for the County’s data innovation program. “For being a bit of an […]

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November 22, 2013 | Valerie Bonk

County Encourages Input at Open Data Town Hall (Video)

Tables with large pads of paper served as empty canvases for local residents to write their ideas for the county data they’d like access to online. The event was the county’s first “Open Data Town Hall” and it brought a crowd of people to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center on the anniversary of the […]

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