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Winning the STEM Battle with … CodeWars

by Mark Potter, SVP and CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Director, Hewlett Packard Labs
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CodeWars is a magical experience … and not just because some of the high schoolers in attendance were dressed as modern-day Merlins.

Walking among row after row of tables, serving as the day-long home to hundreds of teams of teenage programmers from all over Texas and the South, I couldn’t help but reflect on how much HPE’s annual coding competition has changed since my colleague, Scott Harsany, put on the first event in 1998.

On International Women’s Day HP Invites Girls Everywhere to Tell Their Stories

Debuts new short film and social impact partnerships with Girl Rising, Women Deliver and Black Girls Code
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News highlights:

  • HP Studios releases “Paro” a short film celebrating a girl’s potential
  • Girl Rising social action and storytelling challenge
  • Women Deliver and HP “Stories of Advocacy” partnership
  • Black Girls Code, Disney and HP “Warriors Who Code” project
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News highlights:

  • HP Studios releases “Paro” a short film celebrating a girl’s potential
  • Girl Rising social action and storytelling challenge
  • Women Deliver and HP “Stories of Advocacy” partnership
  • Black Girls Code, Disney and HP “Warriors Who Code” project

International Women’s Day: Three Simple Ways We Can All #PressforProgress for Women in STEM

Inspiring the next generation of female science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders
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By Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and Lead for Microsoft Philanthropies

Women around the world are taking to the streets on International Women’s Day to urge faster progress on gender parity in economic opportunity, education and other important issues. The theme this year, #PressforProgress, is perfectly tuned to the challenges society faces.

Student Innovation Led to Wearable Tech for Visually Challenged

by Laura Pevehouse
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Like many people, Harshita rides the bus every day. Unlike others, however, when on one ride home she noticed a visually challenged person having difficulty crossing the street, she was inspired to find a way technology could help.

At school the next day, she discussed her thoughts with her mentor in the Atal Tinkering Lab of her school and learned about extensive research going on in the field of IoT-based (Internet of Things) helping tools for the visually challenged.

In STEM, All Girls Can Be Tech Superheroes

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This blog was guest-written by Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of Tech Girls Movement. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Girls are Tech Superheroes” session of the Women Rock-IT series on March 15th.

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This blog was guest-written by Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of Tech Girls Movement. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Girls are Tech Superheroes” session of the Women Rock-IT series on March 15th.

HP Learning Studio VIDEO | Reinventing Opportunity Through Education in Jordan

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Through HP Learning Studio, HP and its sustainability partners bring renewed hope to the displaced families living in Jordan’s Azraq Refugee Camp. The HP Learning Studio is like a ‘kit’, each one is equipped with hardware, software, and teacher training services that together inspires instructional innovation and next-generation learning experiences.

Learn more about HP’s sustainability initiatives, goals and progress at www.hp.com/sustainability.

The Future of STEM: Cisco Networking Academy Turns 20

by Donna Eason, Marketing Manager, U.S. Education
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At a recent event in the Missouri state capitol, Cisco Networking Academy commemorated its 20-year anniversary with 120 graduates of Missouri programs. This anniversary marks a major milestone for the internationally recognized education program, which was launched in 1997 to help educate a workforce skilled in STEM disciplines.

Innovate, Educate, and Build the Next Generation of Women in STEM

by Frances Vella
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For anyone interested in the professional development of women in Tech, you won’t want to miss two exciting events Cisco is hosting — just in time for International Women’s Day!

#CiscoChat, Monday, February 26th, at 10 a.m. PT

Free Online Courses Change the Lives of Tunisian and Nigerian Entrepreneurs

In North Africa, HP LIFE jump-starts new business leaders with digital training and one-on-one local support.
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Zina Ouled Si Ali didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. But given Tunisia’s 40 percent youth unemployment rate, starting a business is something many young Tunisians consider since it’s often the best way for them to control their fate. So after building her digital design skills at communications and graphic-design firms, Zina decided to take the plunge.

Cisco VIDEO | Empowering New Orleans’ Youth with Digital Skills

by Charu Adesnik, Deputy Director, Cisco Foundation
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As Deputy Director of the Cisco Foundation, I am fortunate to be at the center of investing our technology, expertise, and cash grants to empower global problem solvers that make a positive impact on our world. Last year alone, our investments in innovative digital solutions positively impacted 154 million people in some of the most economically underserved parts of the world. We are committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025 and have reached 232 million people to date.  

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