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HPE Partners With Texas A&M to Create New Computer Engineering Center

With support from the technology giant, Texas A&M students and faculty will be able to explore the future uses of data analytics.
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Subaru Fosters Education Through Annual “Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative

Automaker Continues Partnership with American Association for the Advancement of Science to Bring Award-Winning Books to Students Nationwide
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CAMDeN, NJ, August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, the automaker will partner with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to broaden students’ worlds with the study of science, engineering and innovation through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative.

Duke Energy Teams up With Clemson University to Bring Mobile Engineering Lab to SC Middle School Students

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Duke Energy and Clemson University are hitting the road this summer behind the wheel of the Explore Mobile Lab, an innovative approach to educating middle school students across the Palmetto State about the critical and growing field of engineering. The program hopes to educate and engage young scientists and engineers who will be the future workforce for industries, such as electric utilities, that will need those skills to power communities in the 21st century. The mobile STEM lab is unique to South Carolina and was made possible by a $400,000 gift from Duke Energy.

 

An Udderly Amazing STEM Day at ON Semiconductor

by Billie Johnson
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How does a herd of tech professionals and engineers divide 290 students for an on-site field trip?

With a Cow-culator.

Or at ON Semiconductor in June, with five Cowculators. Three engineers, an operations manager and an administrative assistant donned cow suits to welcome an unprecedented number of students to the Pocatello, Idaho factory for an extensive day of STEM investigation and discovery.

Why the cows you may ask?

Interview With Maureen Harris, Water Resources Engineer

Recognizing from the strengths women bring to engineering fields
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Maureen Harris is a water resources engineer and joined Tetra Tech in 2012. She specializes in modeling, green infrastructure, and stormwater engineering. Maureen received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. We spoke with Maureen as part of our #INWED19 campaign to not only celebrate our brilliant women engineers but also to raise their profiles and encourage those who aspire to become engineers and work in STEM. Follow #WomenInStem on social media for more stories.

MilliporeSigma Inspires the Next Generation of Scientists Through SPARK™ Volunteer Program

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July 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Throughout the year, MilliporeSigma employees volunteer their skills and expertise to make a difference in their communities across the globe. This shared commitment to giving back brings employees together each quarter during a designated “SPARK™ Week,” in which they participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities. During MilliporeSigma’s latest SPARK™ Week, June 1–9, employees brought impactful hands-on science experiences to students.

Kansas City’s Chamber of Commerce Honors Black & Veatch’s Diversity, Inclusion Emphasis

‘Champion for Diversity Award’ cites company’s ‘durable commitment’ to multicultural workforce
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With a global footprint as an infrastructure solutions leader, Black & Veatch has committed to workplace diversity and inclusion more reflective of the more than 100 countries on six continents in which the company has offices. The 104-year-old engineering, procurement and construction giant now proudly announces that those efforts are being recognized.

Interview With Carol Nissen, Environmental Engineer

Emphasizing the diversity of options in STEM careers
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Carol Nissen is a professional engineer and geologist who specializes in brownfields redevelopment. She joined Tetra Tech in 1997 and applies her years of experience to the environmental management market. Carol first earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Illinois and then returned to school to earn her M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology after her inspiring first job out of college.

Chevron’s Support for Teacher Training and Mentor Programs

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Chevron is proud to partner with California State University system and provide support to their STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program, a recognized innovation in teacher preparation. The STAR Program engages aspiring and early-career teachers in cutting-edge research projects, primarily at national laboratories, and helps them translate their research experience into classroom practice

Can Summer Camps Help Close Tech’s Gender Gap?

This summer, girls across the country will head for adventures in coding, researching DNA, building robots and even making a salad — in space.
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By Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Summer camp has evolved dramatically since America’s first organized camp, the Gunnery Camp, was founded in 1861 in Connecticut to teach boys to hunt, fish and shoot. It set the model for the kind of summers many remember from childhood:  An oasis in the wilderness, slathered in sunscreen and bug spray shooting bows and arrows, braiding friendship bracelets and competing in canoe races. But times have changed.

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