MashUp Cincinnati

October 18, 2010

BlackbookEMG and HYPE have teamed together to produce an exciting and one-of-a-kind professional networking event October 21st, 2010. MashUp Cincinnati will introduce the latest technology in electronic networking, the Poken™.  This device, small enough to fit on a keychain, allows users to “poke” each other and share contact information and access to an individual’s social networks online.  Just plug your Poken into your computer, and your contacts are populated and connections are strengthened across multiple platforms.

Register today >


SummitUp conference 10/19/10

October 18, 2010

SummitUp is a one day conference dedicated to exploring the integration of creativity, communication, and technology. It takes place on October 19th, 2010, and will be held at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

The event features exceptional speakers, engaging breakout sessions, interesting panel discussions, and the opportunity to meet and make friends with some of the brightest, most influential minds in modern business.

Learn more …

The Women’s Circuit Bowling for Tech canceled

October 14, 2010

The event schedule for this Friday, October 15th has been canceled.

Please look for upcoming events in 2011.

Join us for Bowling for Tech on 8/20/10

June 30, 2010

Join The Women’s Circuit for bowling, networking and fun on October 15th 2010 !

**** please note new date ****

Get out of the hot August sun for a Friday afternoon of bowling and networking.  Bring a team or we can put you on one. Prizes for best dressed, best and worst team score, first turkey and more!

Proceeds from the bowling event go to The Women’s Circuit scholarship fund.

Download the Registration and Sponsor form :

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February 9, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010
at The Pub

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CiNPA Tech Fair will be Saturday, April 24 2010

February 7, 2010

CiNPA Tech Fair will be Saturday, April 24 2010

CiNPA, Cincinnati Networking Professionals’ Association, is presenting its Second Annual Tech Fair on Saturday April 24, 2010.  You should attend this Tech Fair if you are an IT Professional, IT Influencer or IT Decision Maker.

There will be a full day of break out room presentations on scads of topics, many of which will be of interest to YOU.  In addition, there will be a Vendor Hall packed with Sponsors from the IT world.  We plan to have approximately 30 vendor sponsors participating in this event – attendance is expected to be from 150 to 200 IT Professionals.

This event is being marketed to IT Professionals in the Greater Cincinnati Area, and near by cities including Indianapolis, Columbus, Dayton, Louisville, Lexington and Cleveland.

For more information or to register >

Help needed with FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Tournament

January 29, 2010

iSPACE is looking for more volunteers for both Fri Feb 12 and Sat Feb 13 to assist with the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), a robotics competition for high school students.

We will provide dinner for Fri volunteers and provide breakfast and lunch for Saturday volunteers.  I have attached the volunteer positions as well as background on both FTC and iSPACE.  Note: STEM professional or experience is not needed.

Please contact Linda Neenan <> for more information or to sign up to volunteer.


Invitation to TechFest – Feb 13th & 14th

January 29, 2010

TechFest is free family fun with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Its purpose is to motivate youth to study math and science in their school environment.

TechFest includes:
* Hands-on interactive exhibits
* Demonstrations and presentations
* Free CEU-approved teacher workshops

Details and downloadable flyer at

Saturday, Feb. 13th & Sunday, Feb. 14th
Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
Sponsored by the Affiliate Societies Council

Upcoming Middle School STEM outreach event

November 4, 2009

The University of Cincinnati Society of Women Engineers will be hosting the events for girls in 5th through 8th grade.

Earthquakes, Floods, Tornadoes! Oh My – November 14th

Ladies, Start Your Engines! – January 23, 2010

Take Apart a Toaster Day – March 13, 2010

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Elbows – May 8, 2010

For more information >



After-school programs are a cost-effective way to boost student achievement, reduce juvenile crime and help overstressed working parents

October 20, 2009

After-school programs are a cost-effective way to boost student achievement, reduce juvenile crime and help overstressed working parents. Yet a new study finds that the number of after-school slots continues to lag far behind parents’ demand. Even in these hard economic times, it should be possible to narrow the gap.

There is good news in the study — “America After 3” — by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group. It reports a big increase in the number of schoolchildren participating in after-school programs: 8.4 million youngsters compared with 6.5 million in 2004. Parents say they are generally satisfied with the programs their children attend.

But the most striking and disturbing finding is the large number of latchkey children — children left alone and unsupervised at the end of the regular school day: 15.1 million — more than a quarter of America’s schoolchildren and an 800,000 increase from 2004. That number includes 4 percent of elementary school students and 30 percent of middle school students who are on their own until their parents return home.

Parents of 18.5 million students say they would enroll their children in an after-school program if one were available. These numbers represent a huge missed opportunity. A majority of publicly financed after-school programs serve low-income students. They offer help with schoolwork, sports activities and other enrichment known to translate into improved school attendance and higher graduation rates and lower rates of teenage pregnancy, drinking, delinquency and drug use.

During the 2008 campaign, then-Senator Barack Obama promised that he would double the financing for after-school programs under the No Child Left Behind Act. His budget plan unveiled in February called for no increase in the current $1.1 billion appropriation. The House has approved a spending bill that adds another $50 million for after-school programs. The Senate should at least agree to that.

President Obama, his education secretary, Arne Duncan, and Congress must all acknowledge that a lot more is needed — and quickly come up with a plan to increase financing for quality after-school programs.