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Simple Strategies to Transform Transdisciplinary Learning with Computational Thinking

Educators spark discussion in ‘Ignite My Future In School’ webisode, a free professional development series offered by TATA Consultancy Services and Discovery Education

For better or worse, technology is pervasive in the workplace, school and home. All industries depend on computers to maintain our quality of life, and many tech companies continue to experiment and invest in new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) at an accelerated rate.

The projected growth of unfilled STEM careers is old news to employers and educators alike as we face the facts of the future - today.

In China, a New Program Helps Women Supply Chain Workers Get Ahead

Female factory workers develop new skills thanks to Plan W from HP and its partner Diageo.

The women who power China’s factories can often face tough odds in getting ahead.

Turning Haiti’s Mountains of Plastic Garbage Into High-tech Printer Gear

With innovative designs and a recycling solution, HP and its partners help create new revenue streams for a recovering community.

In Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, piles of plastic bottles littering the island mushroomed into mountains.  

It was an unintended consequence of relief efforts. The country’s already weak trash collection system buckled. Bottled water and other supplies shipped in to help Haitians wound up everywhere — in canals, on beaches and lining the streets.  

Now, those bottles are finding a second life as printer cartridges.

International Committee of the Red Cross Uses AR to Show Reality of War


Over the past few years, the topic of refugees has dominated the news. Despite the widespread conversation, the realities of wars in faraway places are still hard to grasp for most people. To help them better realize the effects of conflict, a few companies have recreated scenarios to give consumers a glimpse into how war affects people’s every day.

My Working Day: Making Fintech Ideas a Reality at Barclays Eagle Lab

by Hannah Cameron

My alarm goes off… at 8:30am! I live really near the office in London’s tech centre in Shoreditch, so I’m able to leap out of bed and be in the office just before 9am. On my way to work I walk through Whitecross Street Market where I can smell the food stalls setting up in the morning.

How AI Is Helping Control Malaria

Using a combination of advanced computer infrastructure and AI, we can deploy intervention strategies to combat Malaria

Bed nets, insecticides and repellents are all effective intervention strategies to control the spread of malaria, but with a continuously dwindling budget, how can public officials and policymakers know what to use – where and when – to be most effective?

Malaria is caused by parasites transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. While it’s endemic in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), nearly half of the world’s population is at risk.

Arrow Electronics Fosters Artistic Innovation Through Support of the Colorado Ballet


Arrow Electronics continues to advance innovation in arts and culture through its support of the Colorado Ballet. In February, the ballet performed a dance inspired by Arrow at two high-profile events in Denver, exposing more audiences to innovation expressed through human movement.   

Youth for Technology Foundation and HP Foundation Announce New Partnership to Boost 3D Printing Education

Available on HP LIFE, the course will introduce students to 3D printing; the uses, benefits and the opportunities that exist in the space

At the World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting this week, Fundación Jóvenes por la Tecnología (YTF) and HP Foundation announced a new 3D printing course to be delivered through the HP Foundation Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) platform as a training course for individuals to learn how to use 3D printing and create entrepreneurial opportunities.

Winning the STEM Battle with … CodeWars

by Mark Potter, SVP and CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Director, Hewlett Packard Labs

CodeWars is a magical experience … and not just because some of the high schoolers in attendance were dressed as modern-day Merlins.

Walking among row after row of tables, serving as the day-long home to hundreds of teams of teenage programmers from all over Texas and the South, I couldn’t help but reflect on how much HPE’s annual coding competition has changed since my colleague, Scott Harsany, put on the first event in 1998.

Accelerating Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Technology


Financial services are core to poverty reduction and economic empowerment, yet a staggering 42% of women and girls worldwide – approximately 1.1 billion – remain outside the formal financial system.[1] Women’s financial inclusion is essential to achieving gender equality by enabling them to handle their finances with greater privacy, security and efficiency, and providing a platform for future investments.


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