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Governor Kasich Announces Ten-Fold Boost to Ohio’s Broadband Network

Columbus, OH – Ohio will soon see a ten-fold boost to its broadband network speeds, which will benefit research and job-creating assets statewide.  Governor John R. Kasich made the announcement at his State of the State address in Steubenville today, highlighting the first ever state-led initiative that will leverage astonishing network speeds of 100 Gigabits (Gbps) per second to advance research and job growth across Ohio’s medical research, higher education, manufacturing, engineering and technology networking corridors.

Registration Soon Will Close for Build a Website Contest

COLUMBUS, OH, Feb. 1, 2012 – Registration will close on February 5, 2012, for the Choose Ohio First website building contest. The contest is open to all Ohio college and high school students. Contestants will design and build a website for the url: www.ChooseOhioFirst.org.  

Students are asked to design and build a website that will recruit talented Ohio students into STEMM fields. The website should encourage students to pursue a degree as part of the Choose Ohio First scholarship program.

Chancellor Petro Submits Plan for Shawnee State University

COLUMBUS, OH, Jan. 24, 2012 – Chancellor Jim Petro today recommended a “Success Roadmap” as part of a plan developed in collaboration with Shawnee State University. Under the current budget bill, the Ohio General Assembly instructed the chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, in conjunction with Shawnee State University, to develop a plan with the goals of increasing enrollment, improving course completion and the number of degrees conferred. 

Registration Now Open for Build a Website Contest

COLUMBUS, OH, Jan. 4, 2012 – Registration is now open for the University System of Ohio’s website building contest. The contest is open to all Ohio college and high school students. Contestants will design and build a website for the url: www.ChooseOhioFirst.org.  Registration ends on February 5, 2012.

Students are asked to design and build a website that will recruit talented Ohio students into STEMM fields. The website should encourage students to pursue a degree as part of the Choose Ohio First scholarship program.

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