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Girls Inc. Receives Grant for STEM Projects

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By NICOLE DEFEUDIS 

LOWELL — Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell received a $30,000 grant from the National Grid U.S. STEM Partnership to advance summer programs for young girls.

This is the fourth year the organization has received support from National Grid, according to Greater Lowell Girls Inc. Executive Director Tracy Ingersoll. “Very often, STEM careers are very lucrative careers,” Ingersoll said. And for young girls, “It’s not encouraged as much as it should be, I personally think,” she added.

From Science Fair to Scientist: How One 6th Grader’s Research Could Change the World

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Maya Sushkin, a 6th-grade student from Worcester, Massachusetts was recently selected as the grand prize winner at the Region II Central Massachusetts Science and Engineering fair (Worcester Regional Science & Engineering fair).  She competed with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Massachusetts public and private schools systems. She is the daughter of Yin-Ying Lu, a SCADA lead engineer at  Schneider Electric Foxboro, MA.

Inspiring Girls to Dream Big

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South Africa's Foundation for Professional Development invited Sue Chuzu, the CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CNHI) Marketing Manager - Agriculture and Construction Aftermarket Solutions - for Africa & Middle East to take part in a special program dedicated to inspiring bright young girls. 

Interview With Shannon Brattebo, Environmental Engineer

Understanding the importance of mentors and teamwork to create successful engineers
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Shannon Brattebo has worked at Tetra Tech since 1999 as an environmental engineer specializing in lake and reservoir restoration and management, water quality monitoring, modeling, and assessment. Shannon holds a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Seattle University and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington. Among many accomplishments, Shannon and her team were nominated for the Best Paper of the Year Award by the Lake and Reservoir Management journal for the Lake Ketchum Restoration project in Western Washington.

Interview With Raina Dwivedi, Water Resources Engineer

Addressing new and emerging issues and solutions in engineering
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As a water resources engineer, Raina Dwivedi specializes in integrated water resources management and watershed planning. Raina has a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. We spoke with Raina as part of our #INWED19 campaign to not only celebrate our brilliant women engineers but also to raise their profiles and encourage those who aspire to become engineers and work in STEM. Follow #WomeninSTEM on social media for more stories.

Can We Create a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women?

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It wasn’t your typical business conference: youth from around the world danced in silent discos, Native women shared sacred words, and the Prime Minister of Canada made a 10-year commitment to women’s health.

Intel Foundation Supports the First U.S. WiSci STEAM Camp for Middle School Girls

By Pia Wilson-Body, President, Intel Foundation
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“One Intel” is not a bumper sticker, it’s not a slogan, it is action that exemplifies how we bring Intel employees, resources and technology together to solve real world problems. Last week, at the Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp in Bend, Oregon – we did just that. The U.S. State Department, Intel , Girl Up, along with other partners, founded WiSci STEAM Camps in 2015. Over the past four years, we’ve supported camps in Rwanda, Peru, Malawi, Namibia and Georgia.

The U.S. Education System is Ripe for Innovation—And Investment Can Help

Words by by Laura Wise
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Education is a powerful tool. Often seen as an opportunity for advancement both socially and economically, education lies at the center of a country’s ability to grow, thrive and compete in the global economy. It’s no secret; however, that student performance and equitable access to quality education in the U.S. is lagging behind. 

Interview With Hannah George, Engineer, Information Communications and Technology

Forging a path in engineering by being authentic and true to yourself
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Hannah George is a project manager who specializes in information and communications technology (ICT) and security. She joined Tetra Tech in 2012 and applies her 17 years of experience to high performance buildings for health, education, office, and retail. Hannah earned a Bachelors of Engineering with honors in Automation and Control from Massey University and a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration in Finance from Massey University.

Itron and Discovery Education Awarded for Global Sustainability Leadership

2019 Sustainability Awards Honors Companies that have Prioritized Sustainability as an Integral Business Practice
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Silver Spring, Md., August 1, 2019, /3BL Media/ – The Business Intelligence Group today named Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities use energy and water, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, winners of the Sustainability Serv

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