STEM CSR News

National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

‘Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver’ Virtual Field Trip Underscores Pathways to Career Readiness through 21st Century Skill-Building
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SILVER SPRING, Md., Thursday, September 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company, and Discovery Education – the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms – are teaming up to host a new virtual field trip entitled Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

Creating a Better World Through Business

Nandika Madgavkar, Senior Director, Strategy, CECP
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“Two heads are better than one,” is a proverb ascribed to a certain John Heywood in 1546. But, what if instead of two, it was six, or twelve? At CECP, we believe that businesses are a force for good and their collective wisdom will make the world a better place.

Aligning CSR Spending to Improve Workforce Diversity

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Today, women hold only 19% of computing degrees with women of color holding just 4%. Symantec has joined the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition to align existing philanthropic donations with peers and build a more inclusive workforce. Together, we plan to double the number of women of color graduating with computing degrees by 2025.

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'Fly Like a Girl': Over 100 Girls Learn About STEM, Airline Careers

By Spencer Burt
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Joanna Geraghty said being the highest-ranking woman in the airline industry is humbling, but also frustrating.

"It shouldn't be that way in 2018," said Geraghty, JetBlue's president and chief operating officer. "There should be many more in this space ranked even higher than me."

JetBlue teamed up with the Utah STEM Action Center and Atlantic Aviation Friday to teach girls about careers in flight, especially those relying on science, technology, engineering and math.

Middle Schoolers Prepare for Lunar Landings at Jackson Robotics Event

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by Nikos Frazier | nfrazier@mlive.com

SUMMIT TWP., MI -- The 30th season of the FIRST Tech Challenge has been announced and Jackson County middle schoolers were at Jackson College on Saturday to brainstorm and strategize.

Focusing on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, this year's challenge is a "Rover Ruckus."

Making Connections: From Classroom to Career

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By Nathaniel Wallace, M.A.T.L.T., M.A., Media Arts & Technology Teacher, Prince George’s County Public Schools

City on the Rise

Big businesses are looking to thrive in Camden where economic growth is coming to fruition on the waterfront and beyond.
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A city formerly controlled by its crime is slowly making its way back to the top in an effort to providemore businesses and economic support to Camden. A Grow New Jersey incentive is attracting companies to stay in the state due to its tax credit program.

Women Rock-IT: Female Role Models Matter

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by Emma Reid, marketing manager for Cisco Corporate Affairs, Asia-Pacific region

In 2012, experts across Asia Pacific recognized a troubling trend — a growing number of female students were turning their backs on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. At the time, female enrollments in engineering degrees in Australia were less than 2%, leaving young women ill-prepared for the technology-driven jobs of the future.

MilliporeSigma’s SPARK Week Ignites Volunteerism Worldwide

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Hundreds of employees gave back to their local communities and beyond during MilliporeSigma’s Celebration of SPARK Week, July 14–22. 

"Because We Can!"

This STEM program is empowering boys to put their world-changing ideas into action
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“He became a leader.”  Jean Nicoleau talked about her student, Tyghe, and his transformation after his first summer with Verizon Innovative Learning as if she were describing two different people. One version of Tyghe had an energy and attitude that were disruptive at times. Prior to Verizon Innovative Learning, Nicoleau had known Tyghe for several years and watched him struggle in school. But during the past school year, his grades, confidence and sense of responsibility all improved. New Tyghe was someone with a purpose; someone teachers wanted in their classrooms.

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