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Robot farm by DALL-E, Adobe Firefly, Burn-E

President’s Report, September 2023

Welcome to the end of summer, the beginning of school, and the middle of ragweed season at the world’s only nonprofit focused on improving the lives of Chatham, NC, residents through technology.  Innovate Chatham uses our network of members and friends to help other nonprofits, residents, students, schools, and County

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Michael Pipkin of Havoc Brewing giving Tech Talk on the Science of Brewing

10 Beer Science Facts

Here are some beer facts I learned from our recent Tech Talk at Havoc Brewing on the Science of Beer Brewing (YouTube video). 10 Beer Facts Beechwood had historical uses in starting a beer batch with yeast from the last batch How to make a yeast ring, and as a

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lightbulb tree with 'innovate' written

President’s Report August 2023

It’s been a long, hot summer at the world’s only nonprofit focused on improving the lives of Chatham, NC, residents through technology.  Innovate Chatham uses our network of members and friends to help other nonprofits, residents, students, schools, and County government.  We focus on digital inclusion, STEM education, and monthly

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Chemical structure of PFAS

Future Solution to Chatham PFAS Water Contamination?

Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are useful chemicals that have been found particularly hard to remove from water due to their chemical and physical tenacity.  The Haw River carries them to Pittsboro drinking water and Jordan Lake and from the towns upstream.  Pittsboro is bringing lawsuits against towns and companies upstream to

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AI tech can create art. Summer Landscape by DALL-E. Prompt Engineering by Burn-E.

President’s Report July 2023

Innovate Chatham focuses on digital inclusion, STEM education, and monthly, free public presentations on technical topics of interest. As the world’s only nonprofit focused on improving the lives of Chatham, NC, residents through technology, we use our network of members and friends to help other nonprofits, residents, students, schools, and

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Presidents Report, June 12, 2023

Innovate Chatham is the world’s only non-profit focused on improving the lives of Chatham, NC residents through technology.  Our network of members and friends provides guidance and help to students, adults, non-profits, schools, and government.  We are helping with digital inclusion, STEM education, and public presentations on STEM topics.  This

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Lightbulb in a cage

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Protect Their Intellectual Property

Entrepreneurs and creators work hard to generate ideas.  How can they protect them? An Intellectual Property is an idea or concept that has value to an owner.  Protecting it adds value by making it difficult or expensive for someone else to benefit from your idea.  Our country thought this was

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Lone Star Tick - Wikimedia

17 Facts About Tick-Borne Diseases in Chatham

On May 10 we had a fascinating and useful presentation by Dr. Jennifer Platt on ticks and tick-diseases focused on Chatham County.  These are the notes I gathered from Dr. Platt’s lecture, in case you missed the presentation.  Do not rely on these notes for safety or medical advice!  Links

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Congressional App Challenge

Congressional App Challenge

In the spring of 2022, I was running a computer club for a few weeks at the Chatham School of Science and Engineering. The school was just starting some clubs, and a few kids signed up for this computer club, but most were not very enthusiastic, despite my efforts. However,

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