Broadband and Economic Opportunity

Broadband and Economic Opportunity

Excellent Insight from Dr. Gallardo’s final project in Mississippi. I’ve called Dr. Roberto Gallardo a “rock star” of the rural broadband world. Dr. Gallardo started Mississippi’s chapter of the Intelligent Communities Institute¬†out of...
Interview: Ashton Zeller, Director of Research at Algix

Interview: Ashton Zeller, Director of Research at Algix

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t associate algae with cutting-edge technology. The thought of algae may call to mind things like pond scum and oceanic dead zones. But, contrary to their lowly reputation, algae are among the most diverse and...
Innovation Ambassadors and Fast Forward Mississippi

Innovation Ambassadors and Fast Forward Mississippi

In order for Mississippi to meet our potential and realize a leading role in the 21st century knowledge-based economy, we believe that we must first be invested in that very potential. In other words, we must believe in our own capabilities and be willing to be our...
Helping raise the tide

Helping raise the tide

Tim Mask, Vice President of Brand Planning & Development at MWB, has published an article at his blog discussing some of the special projects MWB staff are spearheading with support from the agency. These projects revolve around promoting innovation and creativity...
STEM is great, but STEAM is better

STEM is great, but STEAM is better

Recently, I’ve heard a lot of talk about how important STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is to the future of our country, and how our schools need to put more emphasis on those subjects. Personally, I agree on the need for STEM,...