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Discovery Education and 3M Announce National Finalists in Young Scientist Challenge

Ten young inventors compete for $25,000 and the title of ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ in the nation’s premier science competition
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Silver Spring, MD, Thursday, June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Young minds dream big, and when given the opportunity, they have the innate ability to spark change for the betterment of communities large and small. Today, Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) announced 10 finalists from across America as part of its Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist).

Tupperware Brands Helps Open a New Boys and Girls Club in Guatemala

Grand opening celebration included tours, activities, and programming samples
Blog

As part of a new partnership with Tupperware Brands, Clubs de Niños y Niñas de Centro America (CNNCA) opened for its newest club in Zona 3 de Mixco, near Guatemala City, on May 26th.

Appropriate spaces are limited and expensive in Guatemala, especially in the city and its surrounding areas.  Most buildings that could properly house a club, similar to those in the US, could go for as much as five thousand dollars per month. Because of funding provided by Tupperware Brands, CNNCA was able to make this new club a reality. 

Taking Action Toward Gender Equality in the Energy Sector

Promoting gender equality has numerous benefits for business if done deliberately
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Tetra Tech International Development Services Energy Advisors Jeannelle Blanchard and Sandra Chavez and Gender Expert Karen Stefiszyn explore a mix of tools and approaches that can be replicated to integrate women into the energy sector. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

SC Johnson Donation Supports First-of-its-kind Sustainable School in Fortaleza, Brazil

Additional company donation supports STEM education in Brazil
Press Release

RACINE, WI, June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Building on the company’s longstanding commitment to education and continuing its more than 80-year legacy in Brazil, SC Johnson today proudly joined the State of Ceará and the Federation of Industry of Ceará (FIEC) to celebrate the construction of the new Escola Johnson in Fortaleza, Brazil. Through an SC Johnson commitment of $250,000, Escola Johnson will install solar panels that cover 100% of the electrical design of the facility – making it a first-of-its kind sustainable school in the area.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Launch ‘Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge’

Nationwide challenge invites educators to design an in-school experience that inspires the next generation of manufacturing leaders
Press Release

Silver Spring, M.D., June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/– The accelerated advancement of technologies like 3-D printing, robotics and artificial intelligence welcomes a new realm of career possibilities in manufacturing for K-12 students. Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms and Arconic Foundation, the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic, announced today the first-ever Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge.

Arrow Electronics Ignites Entrepreneurial Spirit in Denver Youth

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For the fifth year, Arrow Electronics was the presenting sponsor of Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week. JA Business Week, a week-long camp for high school students, allows teens to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Denver’s business leaders. The unique project-based program focuses on practical applications and real-world problem solving.

How to Train Today’s Students to Be Tomorrow’s Tech Workforce

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
Article

At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, people had no idea how machines would change their lives.  Today, as we’re poised at the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we can relate. The next generation of wireless technology, 5G — with the ability to transmit data at speeds 50 times faster than today — promises to bring seismic change. This technology will enable advances in virtual and augmented reality, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics and more, creating a future world as astounding to us as our present world would be to someone born 250 years ago.

A Growing Partnership Between Las Vegas Sands and Green Our Planet

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Last year, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo Las Vegas partnered with local non-profit conservation organization Green Our Planet to build six garden beds, equipped with drip irrigation lines, composter bins, and a garden shed, for a local elementary school. This May, the partnership expanded, and more than 600 Team Members came together to build an additional 12 gardens for various schools throughout Las Vegas.

Empowering Women One Course at a Time

by Karen Walker, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Blog

Cisco has a long history of using technology to connect the world and change lives for the better. Our brand is all about the connections that make anything possible—and it continues to come to life in new and exciting ways.

Duke Energy Foundation Boosts South Carolina Students, Teachers and Workforce Through $660,000 in Grants

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  • 2018 education and workforce development grants to benefit 16 organizations
  • Funding will support innovative programs across Palmetto State
Press Release
  • 2018 education and workforce development grants to benefit 16 organizations
  • Funding will support innovative programs across Palmetto State

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