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Beyond the Bench: An Amgen Scholar Travels to New Opportunities

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The path from Amgen Scholars to working at a major pharmaceutical company has been anything but linear for Jan Botthof. Between his undergraduate work, PhD program, and now as a trainee in the International Future Leadership Program for Product Supply at Bayer, Botthof has taken time to try different roles and figure out the best balance of science in his career. Through his journey, Botthof has learned that many career options are available to those with science skills that go beyond traditional benchwork.

The Amgen Foundation and Amgen Scholars at The Atlantic Education Summit 2019

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Kudos to Amgen Scholars alumni Corshai Williams and Enrique Garcia-Rivera for so eloquently sharing their stories at The Atlantic Education Summit (per this 10-minute session). To learn more of Corshai’s remarkable story, see this profile in the Baltimore Sun.

Interview With Candice Au-Yeung, Civil Engineer

Seizing opportunities to learn and mentor in the civil engineering field
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Candice Au-Yeung is a civil engineer and assistant project manager at Tetra Tech. She specializes in site-civil and pipeline design and planning for municipal combined sewer overflow programs. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering. We talked with Candice as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

What originally attracted you to Tetra Tech?

Book Excerpt: Designing with Society

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Design is relatively a new discipline, its terminology dating back to the creation of tools and products that have influenced and shaped our world, and our humanity. Today, design is a practice that can solve some of the most complex social challenges around the world.

Bridging the Gap to Economic Vitality

By Jordi Botifoll Senior Vice President, Cisco Americas & President, Cisco LatAm
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There’s no better place to talk about bridging the gap to economic vitality in Latin America than in Miami, where the 6th annual eMerge Americas conference recently took place. eMerge brings together business and government leaders who are transforming industries, countries, and lives with innovative digital technology.

eMerge organizers purposefully located the conference in Miami, the “tech hub of the Americas,” because of its position as a cultural and commercial bridge between Latin America and the United States.

Challenging Racial Inequity on Campus

Symantec supports Net Impact’s Racial Equity Fellowship and the passionate students who want to change the world
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Net Impact inspires and equips next-generation leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. With 400+ chapters in nearly 40 countries, Net Impact is a leadership accelerator for future changemakers. Symantec’s longstanding relationship with Net Impact began with a general grant to support the organization’s annual social change conference. Our partnership morphed over time to focus on racial equity as Symantec is committed to creating a more equitable future for all. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment helps us understand our customers better, enables us to respond to new trends more rapidly, and stimulates innovation. Investing in diversity is a business imperative and our support of Net Impact has helped establish undergraduate chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and helped create the Racial Equity Fellowship.

The below content was originally published on the Net Impact Blog

 

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Net Impact inspires and equips next-generation leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. With 400+ chapters in nearly 40 countries, Net Impact is a leadership accelerator for future changemakers. Symantec’s longstanding relationship with Net Impact began with a general grant to support the organization’s annual social change conference. Our partnership morphed over time to focus on racial equity as Symantec is committed to creating a more equitable future for all. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment helps us understand our customers better, enables us to respond to new trends more rapidly, and stimulates innovation. Investing in diversity is a business imperative and our support of Net Impact has helped establish undergraduate chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and helped create the Racial Equity Fellowship.

The below content was originally published on the Net Impact Blog

 

Arrow Electronics Employees Score Funds for Financial Education Through Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon

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DENVER, June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – More than 100 Arrow Electronics employees in the company’s Centennial, Colo. headquarters participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon to raise money for the nonprofit’s outreach to Colorado youth. The employees raised enough funds to sponsor educational programming for 250 students. 

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Inc. will reach over 100,000 students this year, teaching them invaluable life lessons in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship at no cost thanks to corporate partners like Arrow.

Duke Energy & Piedmont Natural Gas Volunteers Build Outdoor Learning Lab

During Duke Energy In Action Month, employees across the company volunteer on dozens of projects
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More than 100 Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas volunteers spent the day at Governors’ Village STEM Academy in north Charlotte on May 10 to build an outdoor learning lab.

Ramez Naam on the Green New Deal, Pt. 2 + Sunscreen Bans

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If you've been wondering what people mean when they talk about a Green New Deal, today's episode of Sea Change Radio should help. This week we air the second half of our discussion with technologist Ramez Naam. Last week Naam shared some of the specifics of the Green New Deal. This we talk about the best way to pitch any plan to the American public, whether a measure for restricting individual consumption ought to be included in the plan, and the importance of considering vulnerable populations around the globe when crafting sound climate policy.

CNH Industrial Inaugurates New TechPro2 Youth Training Program in Ethiopia

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This latest installment of the program, and the third in Ethiopia, is based out of Mekelle at the Don Bosco Poly Technic College, which operates under the Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET). IVECO will provide the institution and its professors with the practical equipment, tools and training to offer a certified course that will qualify young trainees for a future career in the automotive sector. 

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This latest installment of the program, and the third in Ethiopia, is based out of Mekelle at the Don Bosco Poly Technic College, which operates under the Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET). IVECO will provide the institution and its professors with the practical equipment, tools and training to offer a certified course that will qualify young trainees for a future career in the automotive sector. 

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