Lou Voerman is Geek of the Year! Logging over 700 volunteer hours since first joining us in 2017, Lou brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the refurbishing warehouse, and classroom. Thank you, Lou, for your continued support and dedication to Kramden’s mission! Favorite Geek Books: Dune by Frank Herbert Favorite TV Show: A […]
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Since 2016, Kramden Institute has been offering Drone Flight Camp as part of our summer camp series. In this camp, students learn about the flight characteristics unique to drones, industry terminology, FAA guidelines for recreational use, emerging drone-related careers, and much more! During camp students get to practice flying a variety of small drones with […]
Mitchell Geiss is Geek of the Week! This Super Geek first volunteered with Kramden in February 2015. Since that time, Mitchell has completed countless refurbishing projects, assisted with basic computer classes, and even recently joined our Production Manager for a few equipment pickups. Thank you, Mitchell, for your support and dedication to Kramden’s mission! Favorite […]
The Society for Information Management (SIM) is a professional network that brings together IT leaders to share, network, and give back to their communities. SIM’s RTP Chapter first collaborated with Kramden Institute in April 2008 at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and has been supporting Kramden’s mission to bridge the digital divide […]
Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and an understanding of computer basics is invaluable. Over 75% of recently surveyed individuals reported that after completing Kramden’s Computer Basics classes, they felt confident using a computer. This month, another group of local adults gathered in Kramden’s Lenovo Learning Lab to take advantage of 8 hours of […]
Donate your unwanted electronics. Reusable equipment will be refurbished by Kramden Institute and distributed to families in need. https://www.townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/14741/22
Our first attempt at taking our Electronics Exploration camp offsite was a success! Last month, Kramden partnered with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation to offer an exciting week of camp for middle schoolers at the Chavis Center. Throughout the week campers learned about Ohm’s Law and general electrical engineering principles and were given […]
By: Al Daniel – Reposted from the Montessori Community School Blog Read the original here. Sometimes the Montessori Community School’s greatest effects come to fruition on other campuses. Ned Dibner was merely 13, and one year removed from graduating the Upper Elementary program, when he witnessed what is commonly called “the digital divide” as it […]
Alex Puerto is Geek of the Week! After first joining Kramden in 2018 Panther Creek High School student Alex quickly became a leader in the warehouse. A regular at our Wednesday Work Nights, Alex was recently acknowledged for all of his hard work by being promoted to “Super Geek.” Thank you, Alex, for your consistent […]
For many students, increased access to technology and training can provide a real sense of empowerment. Last week, eleven Tech Trailblazers participants learned the skills necessary to put together their own computer to take home. At the conclusion of camp, one local 9th grader reflected on how he planned to use his computer and his […]