STEM education needs a major overhaul. Graham Weston and Nick Longo, founders of the coworking space Geekdom, think they have the answer--and it lies in the tech desert of San Antonio, Texas, of all places.
A former car showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina, Packard Place has been transformed into a startup hub--and, for a few days, a media office--just as tens of thousands of politicos are descending onto the city to talk about how to create jobs and sustain the middle class in a new economy built on innovation and entrepreneurship. Obama’s themes are the building's successes.
Lea County, New Mexico, shrugs off the loss of an investor's highly publicized tech-research city to focus on innovative energy programs, including algae, uranium enrichment, and one of the nation’s largest solar projects.