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Adaptive Technology Gave Quadriplegic Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt Back His Dream. It Holds the Potential to Do More

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Last month, members of Booz Allen, Arrow Electronics, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Human Engineering Research Laboratories got together to celebrate “diversability” and the power of innovation and technology. Read more about the Driving Innovation event and the history of the pioneer of the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar, below.

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Last month, members of Booz Allen, Arrow Electronics, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Human Engineering Research Laboratories got together to celebrate “diversability” and the power of innovation and technology. Read more about the Driving Innovation event and the history of the pioneer of the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar, below.

The UPS Foundation, American Red Cross and Cyphy Works Launch Disaster Relief Drone Pilot Program

Trial will Assist with Hurricane Harvey Assessments and Serve as Future Model for a Rapid Assessment Unit
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ATLANTA, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation, the American Red Cross and drone manufacturer CyPhy Works, Inc., today announced a partnership to launch a drone pilot program, marking the first time the American Red Cross will test using a tethered drone to assess damage after a major natural disaster in the United States.

Lockheed Martin Will Build New Space Instrument Focused on Vegetation Health and Carbon Monitoring

GeoCARB Expands Company’s Experience in Both Earth-Monitoring and Hosted Payloads
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PALO ALTO, Calif., August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Scientists will get a better understanding of our planet’s carbon cycle and vegetation health through a first-of-a-kind NASA instrument built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB) mission will use an advanced infrared spectrograph hosted on a commercial geosynchronous satellite. The project is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Berrien Moore at the University of Oklahoma.

Boeing Renews Approach to Company’s Philanthropic Activities and Charitable Investments

Boeing Global Engagement to hone charitable giving strategy and focus
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CHICAGO, August 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced an organizational realignment, strategy update and branding refresh of the company’s philanthropic giving organization.

The new organization, Boeing Global Engagement, aims to bring greater value to Boeing, its employees and stakeholders through a renewed approach to global community investments and employee engagement activities. The restructured Global Engagement organization, which replaces Global Corporate Citizenship, will remain part of Boeing’s Government Operations function.

Qualcomm Announces Winners of the 2017 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Program in India

Aimed at engaging with the academic community to encourage and support advanced engineering research
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BANGALORE, July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated today announced six winners of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) program in India for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Jay Leno’s Garage Features Arrow Electronics SAM Car

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The semi-autonomous vehicle that Arrow Electronics developed for quadriplegic former Indy Racing League driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series team co-owner Sam Schmidt was featured Wednesday on the U.S. television program “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

Watch the SAM Car segment on Jay Leno’s Garage: https://www.youtube.com/user/JayLenosGarage

Facilitating the Human Connection Where it Matters Most

By: Joe Cuticelli
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I recently returned from a trip to Japan to see first-hand the role robotics play in senior living communities. While robots are a growing topic throughout the North American seniors’ industry, Japan’s rapidly expanding elderly population and corresponding caregiver shortage has accelerated the technology.

In her 2014 paper published by Brookings, “How Humans Respond to Robots: Building Public Policy through Good Design,” Heather Knight discusses why she believes robotics will become an accepted part of daily life.

Avnet Helps Inspire Future Women in Technology with STEM Camp

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This week, July 10-14, Avnet and Chandler, AZ-based youth organization ICAN are hosting a week-long camp to introduce elementary and junior high school-aged girls in the community to the benefits of pursuing education and careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Arrow Electronics | Halo Smart Labs

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See how Halo worked with Arrow to create a home monitoring system that provides an early warning against tragedies like fires, tornadoes, and carbon monoxide... because when it comes to your family's safety, every second counts. 

Following a Disaster, You Don't Want to Be Left Asking, What If?
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See how Halo worked with Arrow to create a home monitoring system that provides an early warning against tragedies like fires, tornadoes, and carbon monoxide... because when it comes to your family's safety, every second counts. 

Minority Middle School Male Students Get a Jump Start through Verizon Innovative Learning

Four new Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to participate in 2017; now active on 16 campuses nationwide
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – This summer, thousands of minority middle school boys in 16 cities nationwide will head to college campuses to learn skills like mobile app development, 3D design, creating and flying drones, and developing virtual reality and augmented reality experiences as a part of Verizon Innovative Learning.

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