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Fostering an Interest in STEM Fields as Kids Head Back to School

As  the chief technology officer at Neustar, I am ever focused on the company’s evolving technical direction. We all know that innovation and agility are important keys to success in the technology industry. Visionary ideas are plentiful, but finding people with the high-level skills needed to develop them into workable product solutions is an ongoing […]

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Internet and Digital Literacy Hold Keys to Future Success for Students

Yesterday I walked into SEED School DC a – a public charter school in Southeast Washington D.C. – and I was immediately reminded of the tremendous difference terrific teachers and a positive school environment can have on students. This point became abundantly clear as dozens of kids entered the auditorium to celebrate the completion of […]

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Fostering the Next Big Idea: Neustar and STEM

Getting kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is always on our minds at Neustar. We know first-hand that technology isn’t simply a portal to entertainment; it’s a pathway to the jobs that will offer a rewarding future and will power future innovations. This week, we participated in two events that are helping […]

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Neustar and EverFi Certify 150+ Students in Leesburg Virginia

Last week, we celebrated the My Digital LifeSM certification of 174 middle school students at Smarts Mill Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia. This online program powered by EverFi, Inc., uses leading-edge instructional design, rich media and game-like simulations to educate students and empower them with the skills necessary to leverage technology safely and effectively. […]

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Kid Tested, Teacher Approved: My Digital Life Works

Monday, I had the privilege of helping about 70 middle school students celebrate their completion of the My Digital Life program. I, along with Alexandria County Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman and EverFi CEO Tom Davidson, visited Francis C. Hammond Middle School in Alexandria, Va., to give the students certificates of completion and hear them […]

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My Digital Life: Leveraging Technology to Spark an Interest in STEM

My Digital Life: Leveraging Technology to Spark an Interest in STEM

Today, Neustar announced that we are bringing My Digital Life—a digital literacy program that teaches kids about technology and how to use it responsibly—to middle and high schools throughout California. As a technology company, we know how important tools such as social media and smart phones have become in our daily lives. We know their […]

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Neustar Hosts STEM Educators from GW Teachers in Industry Project

Over the past few days, my Neustar colleagues and I have been fortunate to participate in George Washington University’s 2012 GW Teachers in Industry Project (GW TIP). GW TIP’s mission is to provide middle and high school core content teachers with the opportunity to experience firsthand the work environment for which they are preparing their […]

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Back to the Future: IEEE Technology Time Machine

Back to the Future: 2012 IEEE Technology Time Machine

Projecting the future is perceived to be quiet a risky business by most scientists. My own Jewish traditions further claim prophecy is now (temple gone and all that) only within the domain of nincompoops. However, psychological and brain research evidence, as well as those widespread new-age and pseudo-sciences, from astrology to Kabala, suggest that telling […]

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Students Certified in My Digital Life in Kentucky

My Digital Life Certifies 100+ as New Digital Citizens

Last week, over 100 students at Mason County Intermediate School in Maysville, Kentucky successfully completed our My Digital LifeSM program, powered by EverFi, Inc. This online program, which we launched in January, uses leading-edge instructional design, rich media and game-like simulations to educate students and empower them with the skills necessary to leverage technology safely […]

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My Digital Life Certificates at Stone Bridge High School

Neustar Celebrates Digital Citizenship at Stone Bridge High School

Last week, we celebrated the certification of 23 students in Mr. Dave Palanzi’s Computer Information Systems class at Stone Bridge High School in Loudoun County, Virginia; the very first class to certify in our My Digital LifeSM platform, powered by EverFi, Inc. This online program, which we launched in January, uses leading-edge instructional design, rich […]

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