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Cisco Networking Academy Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs

Every year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation honors businesses for their strategic and sustained positive impact on people, communities, the environment, and society.

Hour of Code 2017: Unlock an Exciting New World by Taking a ‘Hero’s Journey’

by Mary Snapp - Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft Philanthropies

In a few weeks, people around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week. Millions of kids and others will participate in an Hour of Code, a global call to action to spend an hour learning the basics of coding.

Examining the Value of Traditional Campus Services in an Increasingly Technology-Centric World

By: Jim Jenkins

Technology has had a dramatic and undeniable impact on almost every facet of modern life, and higher education is no exception. From how lectures and course materials are delivered to the immense wealth of learning resources that are available from anywhere at any time, technology has enabled greater access to education than ever before.

Education for Sustainable Development

By Jim Witkin

It’s been two years since the UN introduced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a call to action embodied in 17 specific goals to tackle global issues like poverty, access to education, gender inequality, and climate change.

The Importance of Environment Higher Education

By Rob Hailey

Shifting global trends have had a significant impact on the business, economic and political landscapes—and the academic world is not immune.

Connecting with My Cohort: the Best Part of My Amgen Scholars Experience

Guest post written by Washington University Amgen Scholar Cody Savage

When I was first asked to blog about the most valuable part of the Amgen Scholars Program for me this past summer, I had no idea how to respond. How could I choose from the many great opportunities I had been given? Maybe I should talk about being able to experience life as a graduate student working full time in a lab. Or maybe, I should talk about having the opportunity to explore a completely new research setting and collaborating with some of the best scientists in the world.

Learning to Thrive in a New Environment: the Perspective From Cambridge

Guest post written by University of Cambridge Amgen Scholar Frances England

On a surprisingly sunny Sunday afternoon, 21 students from 17 different countries all arrived in Cambridge. Each of us came from a unique background, armed with distinctive outlooks on life, but we all shared the same unequivocal curiosity and passion that science demands.

CITGO and Ocean Exploration Trust Select E. K. Key Elementary Teacher as 2017 CITGO Nautilus Ambassador

Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, La., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ ― Katherine Gertz, a fourth-grade science teacher at E. K. Key Elementary in Sulphur, Louisiana, was selected to be a 2017 CITGO Nautilus Ambassador. In August, she joined fellow Ambassadors aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus to study the central California coast alongside scientists and engineers as part of the Ocean Exploration Trust’s (OET) Community STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Program.

CITGO Fuels Literacy With Thousands of Children During National ‘Read for the Record®’ Campaign

Day-long national celebration includes visits to more than 25 elementary schools across 12 states
Press Release

HOUSTON, October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record® campaign, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is participating in a day-long celebration across 12 states on October 19 to spread the joy of reading and help achieve a new reading record.

De Beers and BIUST Sign Deal on Skills

Debswana and Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) have joined forces to develop skills in sciences, engineering, technology and innovation.

They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at meeting the skills demands of a changing world.

Debswana Managing Director Balisi Bonyongo (pictured, left) described the MOU as an historic moment because it was the first the company had signed with a university.


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