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The Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation (CBDI) is an interdisciplinary center focused on emerging technologies to foster innovation, economic development, and education.
The CBDI is shared by the College of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the School of Energy Resources; it is also working with the state’s community colleges.
A University of Wyoming program to enhance blockchain, finance and digital literacy learning for Wyoming high school students will be available through Wyo BEE in fall 2024.
Wyo BEE -- which stands for Wyoming Blockchain Education for Everyone -- will supply 12 teaching modules for high school juniors, seniors and community college students to access. Included in the program is a textbook, co-written by Steve Lupien, UW Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation director. The modules also will have teacher’s manuals, quizzes and digital certification for students who successfully complete the coursework. A digital game to help reinforce what students learn also is planned for the program.
“Wyoming has become a world leader in blockchain-related laws,” Lupien says. “It is important that high school, community college and university students, as well as the public, learn about the impacts of blockchain.”
The 2024 Wyoming Blockchain Stampede scheduled September 16-20-15 at the University
of Wyoming. The annual WyoHackathon has been renamed the WyoBuildathon and an announcement
about 2024 challenges will be made in the spring.
Plan now to attend a week of activities that starts with a meeting of the Wyoming Legislature’s Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology. Stampede topics will examine decentralized finance, supply chain, robotics, AI, and eSports, state and federal regulations, and more.
The event is presented by the University of Wyoming Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation.