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Duke Energy Foundation Empowers Florida Students, Teachers and Workforce Through $1.56 Million in Grants

Summary: 
  • 2018 education grants to benefit 46 organizations
  • Gift doubled with matching funds from state of Florida's School District Education Foundation
Press Release
  • 2018 education grants to benefit 46 organizations
  • Gift doubled with matching funds from state of Florida's School District Education Foundation

Three Ways IBM Is Using Technology to Serve the Public Good

By Jen Crozier, President, IBM Foundation & Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship
Blog

Technologies like AI, blockchain, and cloud are enabling us to make significant progress on many thorny social challenges.

But without thoughtful stewardship about how these powerful new technologies are designed, developed and brought into the world, they can also be disruptive in a negative way.

Companies that are leading the way in developing new technologies must also lead the way in ensuring they are secure, trustworthy, fair, and benefit all people.

Duke Energy Energizes Ohio and Kentucky with Nearly $600,000 in STEM, Literacy and Workforce Development Grants

Summary: 
  • Thirteen organizations receive $236,600 in grants for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs
  • Seven groups awarded $129,925 for early childhood literacy initiatives
  • Sixteen local workforce development partners receive $232,500
Press Release
  • Thirteen organizations receive $236,600 in grants for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs
  • Seven groups awarded $129,925 for early childhood literacy initiatives
  • Sixteen local workforce development partners receive $232,500

VMware Invests in a New Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University

VMware contributes $15 million to the Lab to focus on research on systemic biases in the workplace in the pursuit of advancing female leadership
Press Release

PALO ALTO, Calif.May 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- At the 3rd annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference in Palo Alto, with the theme “Inclusion in Action,” VMware (NYSE:VMW) announced it is collaborating with Stanford University to create the VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, in

Teachers on the New Frontier

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
Blog

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.

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Celebrate 'Siemens NATIONAL DAY OF STEM' to Spark Student Interest in Real-World Applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Summary: 
  • #TheSTEMEquation: Parents, Educators, Students and Communities Engage in Day-Long Online Conversation about the Power of STEM to Shape the Future
  • Possibility Grant Sweepstakes Winner to be Announced and Awarded $10,000 to fund School STEM Initiative
Press Release
  • #TheSTEMEquation: Parents, Educators, Students and Communities Engage in Day-Long Online Conversation about the Power of STEM to Shape the Future
  • Possibility Grant Sweepstakes Winner to be Announced and Awarded $10,000 to fund School STEM Initiative

Los Angeles Business Journal Ranks Tetra Tech #1 Environmental Engineering & Consulting Firm

Leading with Science® to provide environmental engineering services in Los Angeles County
Article

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.

Duke Energy Empowers Economies Through Workforce Development

Article

A growing issue for Duke Energy and many businesses is the gap between demand for skilled STEM workers and available talent to fill open positions. One of the ways the company is closing the gap is through our investments in education and workforce development.

Mobile Science Lab Sparks Curiosity in Hawthorn Students

Article

To immerse even more young minds in the world of science, MilliporeSigma launched the Curiosity Cube in 2017.

“It’s exciting to see these experiences being made available to even more students,” says Victoria May, executive director of the ISP. “Too many students get to high school without the confidence to tackle STEM subjects or an awareness of the opportunities waiting for them in STEM fields. That’s why it’s important to make inroads with students when it matters most—in elementary and middle school.”

CLP Stimulates Young People’s Interest in Energy and the Environment

Article

The CLP Group has kept up its efforts in supporting education in the areas of energy and the environment at different levels across Asia Pacific by tailoring plans to local needs and engaging various partners.

Promoting energy efficiency in schools

Investing in education is in line with CLP’s interest as the company wants to equip the next generation with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the complexity of the energy business and the importance of environmental protection. Some of the key programmes in 2017 were:

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