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Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Workforce

NextFlex, a Manufacturing USA institute focused on flexible hybrid electronics, hosted five high school interns for six weeks this summer in partnership with the Silicon Valley Organization’s Strive Internship program. Students came from a variety of schools across the San Jose Unified and East Side Unified High School Districts, representing grade...

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Education, STEM, Workforce

Earlier this month, 36 students at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Jose, California completed the FlexFactor program. But, these students were not just any students – they participated in the first customized version of FlexFactor Sprint for English Language Development (ELD). These hardworking students are not only learning English, they also...

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Design, Electronics, Innovation, Manufacturing

Collecting patient data at regular intervals and more frequently than, say, an annual visit, can create what NextFlex refers to as a “personal baseline” for any given patient. What is important is not one’s heart rate or blood pressure compared to a global average that blends age, ethnicity, diet, altitude, and many other factors, but rather...

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Education, Innovation, Manufacturing, STEM

FlexFactor™ by NextFlex wrapped up a very active and successful Fall 2017 semester with 13 program iterations spread across five Silicon Valley school districts and six high schools, including Westmont, Leigh, Branham, Lincoln, Wilcox, and Independence. Four-hundred twenty-five students actively participated, coming up with 80 FHE-enabled product...

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Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Workforce

When the yellow bus full of students approaches their destination, the excitement builds. Students from Dartmouth Middle School (San Jose, CA) had a great opportunity on Friday, November 9th, 2018, to be one of the first middle schools to visit the newly opened DuPont Silicon Valley Technology Center (SVTC) in Sunnyvale, CA. As the 7th and 8th...