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KaBOOM! Announces 'Play Everywhere Challenge' Winners

$1M Competition Helps Kids Access Innovative Play Spaces

Skild mentioned in Stanford Social Innovation Review's article, "The Future of Prize Philanthropy."

The use of prizes to drive social change continues to grow in popularity. It also continues to evolve. In more and more cases, prize competitions provide recipients with resources to pursue their work even before they complete a proposed project. Under the right circumstances, argues author, Renya Reed Wasson, this model is superior both to other prize models and to traditional grantmaking.

Superhero Students Awarded in NSF's Generation Nano Challenge

Aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, the National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative launched the Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes challenge, inviting students to create unique superheroes with nanotechnology-enabled gear. Participants were asked to draw a comic or create a video and then write the details that explained their...

Skild deploys new features and enhancements

It’s time for our first major deployment of 2016! This deployment will feature some amazing new features and enhancements to current features, along with our usual system upgrades and bug fixes. We now deploy using our Zero Downtime model, so we do not expect any interruption in your service.

Students: Enter the Geothermal Design Challenge 2016

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy, used for thousands of years.  It is simply power derived from Earth’s internal heat, extracted from shallow ground to several miles below the surface. This heat can be used to generate electricity or heat and cool buildings directly. Geothermal energy is poised for huge growth. It is estimated that the amount of heat within six miles of the Earth’s...

Competition Spotlight: Chicago Architecture Foundation's BP Design Competition

Nearly 50 years ago, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) was formed and has grown to become the world’s largest public architecture organization.  CAF aims to inspire citizens to participate in the creative construction of community and urban design.  Their vision is to enlighten youth to their own potential though engineering, design and architecture.

Skild deploys new features and system upgrades

We are excited to announce our third deployment of this year.  We've  made significant upgrades to our load and storage capabilities, as well as added or upgraded the following: