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White Paper Answers the Complexities of Data in Conflict Minerals Programs

Source Intelligence Releases Its Data Assessment and Assurance White Paper
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If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by filtering your products to identify those that may contain tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) necessary to functionality or production. Based on this focused list, you initiated a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) that involved hundreds or even thousands of telephone and email inquiries, data requests, data files and other supporting documents. Now what do you do with all that data?

Dell Grants Nearly $2.4 Million to Support Youth Learning, STEM Education and ICT Skills Training in Underserved Communities Across America

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  • Funds will go to 26 organizations in 11 states and benefit more than 27,000 underserved children and 1,500 educators
  • Grants provide access to technology, support for STEM education, ICT skill development such as problem solving and robotics curriculum
  • Contributions are a component of Dell’s Powering the Possible for Communities Youth Learning Initiative and 2020 Legacy of Good Plan
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  • Funds will go to 26 organizations in 11 states and benefit more than 27,000 underserved children and 1,500 educators
  • Grants provide access to technology, support for STEM education, ICT skill development such as problem solving and robotics curriculum
  • Contributions are a component of Dell’s Powering the Possible for Communities Youth Learning Initiative and 2020 Legacy of Good Plan

Breakout Sessions for the 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference Just Announced

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The Boston College 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference is your chance to learn from and interact with some of the top corporate citizenship practitioners from around the world. This year’s conference will take place in Los Angeles, California on March 23-25.

Michael Littenberg: Practical Tips For Successfully Completing Your First Reporting

Michael Littenberg's presentation from Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium
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Part of Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium, Michael Littenberg's presentation is entitled, "Practical Tips For Successfully Completing Your First Reporting."

Tritan Case Study Wins Top Honors in Teaching Materials Competition

Collaboration with Darden School of Business Promotes Eastman Brand
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Eastman and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business have been collaborating for a number of years.  Recently, a small group of Eastman management and Darden faculty worked together to develop a case study focusing on the market activation strategy of Eastman Tritan™ copolyesters.  On October 6, 2013, that case study won First Place at The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Case and Materials Competition.

Got a Good Idea for a Mobile App? Win $20,000 for Your School with It!

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Did you ever have an awesome and innovative idea for a phone app? Now's your time to make that idea a reality!

Verizon wants to get middle and high school students stoked on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while helping them solve problems in their communities. Thankfully, there’s an app (challenge) for that!

Investing in a well-trained workforce

TransCanada supports new scholarships for Power Engineering program in Ontario
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TransCanada is helping Ontario meet its clean energy goals by replacing retiring coal-fired generation capacity through the development of a new, highly efficient power facility in Napanee that will generate hundreds of jobs and boost the local economy.

First Country in Africa's GLR Issues Minerals Export Certificate

Rwanda becomes the first country in Africa's Great Lakes region to issue certification verifying that their minerals are conflict free
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On November 5th, Rwanda issued the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Mineral Export Certificate, making them the first country in the region to do so.  The move marked an important first step towards strengthening the legal trade of minerals mined in Africa.  By doing this, it gives multinational companies, and most importantly their customers, added confidence that purchasing products that contain minerals from the region will not contribute to armed conflict.

What We’re Reading This Week: Kids Respecting Copyrights, Do Not Track Kids is Back, and One Good Thing

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Week of November 19, 2013

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

GM Recognized as Company of the Year by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

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DETROIT, November 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) selected General Motors as its Company of the Year for its efforts in advancing science, technology, mathematics, and engineering, or STEM, education in the Hispanic community, and enhancing the achievement of its Hispanic employees.  

The STAR Awards, presented annually by the Society, recognize individuals and corporations for dedication, commitment and efforts to support the growth and advancement of Hispanic students and professionals pursuing STEM careers.

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