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FIRST® and Strategic Partners Team Up to Introduce Robotics to Underserved Students

By: Shelley Henderson, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusions for FIRST®
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Experience with FIRST® Encourages Students to Select STEM Careers 

During back-to-back weeks in April nearly 70,000 students traveled to Houston and Detroit to compete in the FIRST® Championship. Students, mentors, parents, volunteers, and thousands of robots from around the world descended upon the two cities.

Partners in Purpose: Consumers Energy Supports the Robotics Revolution

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This past weekend, Consumers Energy sponsored the FIRST Championship for high school robotics teams across the world. The competition was held in Michigan, with 90 local teams participating - more than any other state! 

By supporting events like the FIRST Championship, Consumers Energy hopes to advance the development of skills employers in the area need, from manufacturing and engineering to marketing and communications.

Lockheed Martin’s Annual “Code Quest” Encourages Students to Explore Careers in Coding, Software, STEM

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BETHESDA, Md.,  April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – More than 2,000 high-school students visited Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facilities across the globe on Saturday to compete in the company’s Code Quest computer programming competition.

Here’s What Lockheed Martin Is Doing to Bring in More Young Engineers

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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Lessly Ariza’s teachers knew she was bright when she arrived at Western Hills High School as a freshman, but they say she really found her engineering groove during her senior year, while working as an intern for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth.

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Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Division Partnered with Students on Top-Secret Project

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BETHESDA, Md., April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, surprised students this month in California and Texas with a top-secret STEM mission: to create a prototype aircraft that could serve in a humanitarian aid mission.

Lockheed Martin engineers were on hand at Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California and Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas to help students complete the challenge.

Tetra Tech Releases Its 2018 Sustainability Report Card

Leading with Science® to create a more resilient and sustainable world
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Tetra Tech released its 2018 Sustainability Report Card on Earth Day, April 22, 2019. Our report card shares how we are Leading with Science® to achieve a more sustainable and resilient world. Featuring an introduction from Tetra Tech CEO Dan Batrack, the report card covers the company’s sustainable practices and highlights how Tetra Tech incorporates the latest innovations and technologies throughout its projects and operations.

Consumers Energy Helps Launch the Next Generation of Michigan Talent Through FIRST Robotics Championship in Detroit

Ninety Teams from Michigan Compete; State Has Most Robotics Squads in U.S.
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DETROIT, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy is excited to sponsor the FIRST Championship for high school robotics students, a marquee event that brings teams from across the globe and tens of thousands of visitors to Detroit -- and a showplace for the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) talent here in Michigan.

Mohawk Industries 2018 Sustainability Report Showcases Flooring Company’s Commitment to Handprints Over Footprints

The flooring company continues to shrink its environmental footprint while expanding its social handprint
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CALHOUN, Ga. April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The power of handprints over footprints is the focus of the 2018 Sustainability Report released online by Mohawk Industries today. This year’s report illustrates how a growing commitment to sustainability by the world’s largest flooring company is shaping business decisions that positively impact the company, its customers, employees and communities.

Itron and Discovery Education Launch “Week of Resourcefulness” to Inspire Next Generation Environmental Leaders in Efficiency, Conservation and Sustainability Innovation in Celebration of Earth Day

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-- Students Encouraged to Explore Harvesting Energy, Analyzing Global Consumption and Improving Water Efficiency by Engaging in Accessible, Digitally Immersive Activities Nationwide During ‘Week of Resourcefulness’ --

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-- Students Encouraged to Explore Harvesting Energy, Analyzing Global Consumption and Improving Water Efficiency by Engaging in Accessible, Digitally Immersive Activities Nationwide During ‘Week of Resourcefulness’ --

$200,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant Funds Solar Energy and Horticultural Training Program at My Possibilities

—Contribution Empowers Sustainability at Groundbreaking Community Organization—
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PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ My Possibilities (MP), a for-cause organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for adults with disabilities, announced today the completion of sustainability projects funded by a $200,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

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