by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
For many middle school teachers, taking part in a one-to-one initiative, where every student has a digital device for learning, has led to an existential search. In a technology-driven, student-centered learning environment, what does it mean to be a teacher? Back when many teachers were in training, the role of the teacher was clear: to impart facts to students. Teachers gave lectures at the front of the classroom, and wrote information on the board. And students copied that information down to commit it to memory.
Leading with Science® to provide environmental engineering services in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Business Journal ranked Tetra Tech as the #1 Environmental Engineering and Consulting Firm in Los Angeles County for 2018. With headquarters in Pasadena, California, Tetra Tech was founded in 1966 and has grown to 522 employees in Los Angeles County, with 17,000 employees and 400 offices worldwide. Led by CEO and Chairman Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s full-service work includes expertise in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.
New initiative takes cradle-to-career approach to improving lives in Renaissance West
In a cozy room filled with windows, books and cheerful posters, two kindergartners practice letter sounds by playing a picture game on a carpet mat.
A few doors down, third-graders sit in rapt attention – hands rising rapidly to answer questions – while their teacher talks about the primary colors in famous abstract art. Another door opens to a science lesson where children happily bang rocks together to make sand as the classroom snake naps in its glass case.
Sharing our passion to help students spark an interest in science and engineering in 2017
Tetra Tech’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program aims to help students at all levels—from kindergarten to graduate school—develop an interest in these four technical fields. Tetra Tech employees around the world complete classroom visits, conduct science activities, provide mentorships, and participate in a multitude of programs, including activities that focus on water, science careers, and motivating girls and young women to pursue STEM careers.
Samsung awards schools from Kentucky, New Jersey and North Carolina with $150,000* in technology
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., April 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ -With months of ideation, research, creation and pitching behind them, three schools have been named national winners in the $2 million* Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. – a nationwide competition that challenges 6th through 12th graders to use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to address real-world issues and inspire change in their local communities.
PURCHASE, NY, April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Encouraging female students and professionals to pursue STEM education and opportunities is more important than ever. To help strengthen interest and participation in STEM fields, PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) have proudly kicked off their annual PepsiCo/SWE Student Engineering Challenge.
HP joined Ava DuVernay and Reese Witherspoon to celebrate Black Girls Code and its mission to boost women of color in tech.
Everything starts with a story. Just ask Sasha Williams, a 16-year old with big dreams. On Feb. 24th, Williams didn’t just get a selfie — she got a hug and words of encouragement from Ava DuVernay, the directing powerhouse whose work, from 13th to Selma, tackles inclusion and racial division head on and continues to find new ways to define the art of storytelling.
Edison NJ Mayor Tom Lankey and leadership from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) visited Woodrow Wilson Middle School students participating in the information technology company’s STEM education workshop, goIT. goIT is TCS’ signature community engagement program in North America that increases interest in STEM and Computer Science through design thinking, mobile app development, and mentorship from TCS employee volunteers.
For businesses, doing “social good” yields more benefits than positive PR. When corporations collaborate to advance a mission, such as engaging young learners in science or preventing drug misuse, they are opening up doors of opportunity for future customers, employees and partners.