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Miriam Sitz

Columbia J-School Student and Freelance Reporter

New York, New York

Miriam Sitz

Miriam Sitz is freelance reporter from Texas and a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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TECH Camps: Computer Science for Girls

Kylie Moden took her first computer programming class as a sophomore at Lake Travis High School in Austin. The summer before her junior year, with just two semesters of computer science under her belt, she created two iOS apps: a personalized grade calculator and a bell schedule app. Often the only woman in her advanced placement computer science classes, the young techie became involved with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
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High School Robots Battle at Rackspace

Forget the prospect of Amazon delivery drones and a future where falling in love with your OS might be a reality: Robots are already here among us. Where can you find them? Just ask a participant of FIRST Robotics. This season, the high school-aged students compete in a “block party” game. The game begins with 30 seconds of autonomous play, for which the students have pre-programmed their robots, and is followed by a two-minute driver controlled period.
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$500,000 Up for Grabs to Bring Mexican Startups to SA

In 1919, hotel magnate Raymond Orteig offered a prize of $25,000 for the first non-stop transatlantic flight between New York City and Paris. Less than a decade later, a 25-year-old pilot named Charles Lindbergh completed the challenge in 1927, rising from obscurity to world fame overnight. The incentive of the Orteig Prize and others before it fueled not only Lindbergh’s endeavor but many other attempts—all of which combined to accelerate the growth of the aviation industry at an exceptional rate.
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From MIT to SATX: Dr. Robert Langer Receives the 2013 Palmaz Award

Could doctors slow tumor proliferation by inhibiting blood vessel growth to the cancerous mass? Could chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer be delivered directly to the tumor site? Could a drug-...
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Local Startup: Pipeline for Tech-Savvy Foreign Workers

It's a fact: Highly educated, tech-savvy immigrants are vital to the nation's entrepreneurial economy. Yet many who come to U.S. colleges and universities to hone their skills find themselves unabl...
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TechStars Cloud Demo Day 2013

For a handful of promising, cloud-based startup companies, today is D-Day. Demo Day, that is. The grand finale of the TechStars Cloud program in San Antonio began this morning at 9:30 in the Empire Theater. For twelve teams hoping to make their big break after participating in TechStars, Demo Day signifies the culmination of months or years of work.
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About

Miriam Sitz

Miriam Sitz, a native Texas, is a freelance reporter and a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Formerly based in San Antonio, she has reported on food, technology, higher ed, urban life and more for the Current, San Antonio's alt-weekly; the Rivard Report, a hyperlocal news website; the statewide Texas Architect magazine and the San Antonio Business Journal — among others.

In New York, she reports on local issues in northern Manhattan, from tech entrepreneurs in Harlem to crime (and mushrooms) in parks, for The Uptowner.

Writing: miriamsitz.contently.com

Radio: soundcloud.com/miriamsitz

Photo: miriamsitz.tumblr.com