Month: January 2016

Emerging Prairie's January 2016 in Review

It seems odd that it’s been only one month, and odd that it’s already been a month. Lots to talk about. As we look back at January, a few themes emerge. Here’s a breakdown: 1 Million Cups, 2 years strong This month we celebrated the birthday of 1 Million Cups Fargo. What started as an…

NDSU Innovation Challenge announces semifinalists

North Dakota State University’s annual Innovation Challenge has announced the semifinalists for 2016! The teams are made up of NDSU students and are categorized by tracks: service, social, product or agriculture. These semifinalists will go on to the final competition on March 1, 2016 at the Fargodome, where the top teams in the four tracks…

Liberty students mobile app wins 'Best in State' for Verizon App Challenge

Six sixth graders from Liberty Middle School developed a mobile app for doing homework that took home “Best in State” for the annual Verizon App Challenge. Taylor Bjerke, Chase Hapka, Devon Johnson, Ava Stockstad, Maren Thurn and Jaden Novak are all classmates in Gretchen Peterson’s math class. They thought of the idea for their app…

30 companies looking for Fargo interns 2016

If you’re looking for an internship in Fargo, look no further. There are over 30 companies in the Fargo-Moorhead area looking for interns, and they all took the stage at 1 Million Cups Fargo for Intern Day today, Jan. 27. We took rapid fire notes and compiled their info here, for your viewing pleasure. There’s…

Fargo farming app Virtual Farm Manager acquired by Conservis Corp

Virtual Farm Manager, a mobile app built by Fargo local Ryan Raguse, has been acquired by Conservis Corp. The app allows farmers to collect and organize data and is now being used across the globe. Raguse, a techie who was raised on a farm in Fairmount, North Dakota, said he came up with the idea…

Pitch Your Internships at 1 Million Cups This Wednesday

This week 1 Million Cups Fargo goes on the road to NDSU’s Barry Hall in downtown Fargo for the second annual Intern Day! Last year dozens of local companies pitched their open internships for spring and summer. Students from all fields are encouraged to attend 1 Million Cups to learn about all the opportunities. Businesses are…

Prime Digital Academy is tackling the tech talent crunch…successfully

One of the biggest problems facing the tech industry right now has nothing to do with money. It’s finding people. It’s an industry that is moving so fast, and in such high demand, that there are simply not enough qualified workers to fill the empty slots. Everyone is trying to catch up. Universities are looking…

Fargo's Outstanding Teen aims to get more women in tech

Ashlen Wright is a 16-year-old sophomore at Sheyenne High School, tackling a problem that is plaguing the tech industry worldwide. The gender gap. “Both my parents have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) background, so I’ve always been interested in those fields,” she said. “But right now, only about 27% of positions in STEM…

1 Million Thanks award winners for 2016

Last night, Emerging Prairie hosted their second annual 1 Million Thanks event with over 170 people at ecce art gallery. The event, which debuted in 2015, celebrated another year of activity and energy in the Fargo-Moorhead community, and recognition awards given to community members. Jim Gartin, President of the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Center, gave…

Robot competition fuels future engineers

You can make a lot of things out of Legos. The Death Star. A Settlers of Catan game board (personal favorite). Oh and also…ROBOTS. No one knows this better than the hundreds of 4th to 8th graders that piled into the North Dakota State University Bentson-Bunker Fieldhouse last Saturday, for the FIRST Robotics Lego League…