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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Debuts Online Business Training Program for Women

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Twenty women from the Copiapó Province in Chile inaugurated the test phase of a new online business academy for women in Chile and Peru. The academy was created through a partnership between Freeport-McMoRan and the Thunderbird School of Global Business Management.

The program is called DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator. It is currently being piloted in communities surrounding the Company’s mining operations in South America; Cerro Verde in Peru, and Candelaria/ Ojos del Salado and El Abra in Chile.

The State of STEM Education

We should help teachers innovate the way they teach science and math so that students gain confidence and develop a passion for STEM subjects.
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In an essay on The Huffington Post, Justina Nixon-Saintil, director of education initiatives for the Verizon Foundation, blogs about the recent Education Nation summit, where topics such as fostering interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects were discussed. In the United States only 5 percent of college graduates enter the workforce with STEM degrees -- shocking compared to China at 46 percent. The remedy is to help teachers innovate the way they teach science and math so that students gain confidence and develop a passion for STEM subjects.

 

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In an essay on The Huffington Post, Justina Nixon-Saintil, director of education initiatives for the Verizon Foundation, blogs about the recent Education Nation summit, where topics such as fostering interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects were discussed. In the United States only 5 percent of college graduates enter the workforce with STEM degrees -- shocking compared to China at 46 percent. The remedy is to help teachers innovate the way they teach science and math so that students gain confidence and develop a passion for STEM subjects.

 

Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle Wins VERGE 25 Award for Leadership in Next-Gen Buildings

Energy and sustainability leader developed IntelliCommand facility monitoring and control solution and PEERS portfolio energy management system saving clients $100 million yearly
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services at Jones Lang LaSalle, won the first-ever VERGE 25 Award in the category of Next-Gen Buildings.

GE Brillion Home Energy Systems Now Available At Sears

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Tracking and reducing home energy consumption is all the rage. As individuals look for ways to use energy more wisely, manufacturers have discovered a market for new technologies that can make conserving energy easy and maybe even a little bit fun.

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tankers to Use GE Drive Technology for Energy Efficient Hybrid Propulsion

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With the global naval sector looking to deploy more energy efficient vessels, GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) is supplying its electrical propulsion drive train technology for the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) new fleet of Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers.

Chrysler Group “Women of Color” Gain Major Recognition at Annual Event

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  • The Women of Color Conference is the only multi-cultural celebration held to honor the significant achievements of women in technology
  • Awards recognize the most innovative professionals in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields for their career accomplishments despite the traditional obstacles faced by women in these fields
  • Five Chrysler Group women capture awards for excellence in managerial leadership or as technology rising stars

EnerLogic® 70 Recognized for Energy Savings & Excellence

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KINGSPORT, Tenn., November 13, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Solutia Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) and a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, has been recognized by Architectural Products magazine’s Product Innovation Awards for the second year in a row. EnerLogic® 70 window film series won in the Solar Control and Shading/ Site-Generated Energy category.

2013 Dodge Dart Earns 5-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

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  • 5-star overall safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, its highest grade
  • 5-star ratings for overall frontal and combined side-impact crash tests
  • More than 60 available safety and security features, including 10 standard-equipment air bags – unsurpassed in Dart’s segment
  • 68-percent high-strength-steel ratio among highest in industry
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  • 5-star overall safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, its highest grade
  • 5-star ratings for overall frontal and combined side-impact crash tests
  • More than 60 available safety and security features, including 10 standard-equipment air bags – unsurpassed in Dart’s segment
  • 68-percent high-strength-steel ratio among highest in industry

Hershey Launches Innovative Distance Learning Program to Connect Children in U.S. and Rural Ghana

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  • Fourth-graders at Milton Hershey School in PA Share Experiences with School Kids in Assin Fosu, Ghana
  • Program Extends ‘Hershey Learn to Grow’ Partnership with Source Trust and Facilitates Unique Cultural Exchange
  • Cisco Video Collaboration Technology Connects Classrooms More Than 5,200 Miles Apar
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  • Fourth-graders at Milton Hershey School in PA Share Experiences with School Kids in Assin Fosu, Ghana
  • Program Extends ‘Hershey Learn to Grow’ Partnership with Source Trust and Facilitates Unique Cultural Exchange
  • Cisco Video Collaboration Technology Connects Classrooms More Than 5,200 Miles Apar

ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Interns Make Positive Environmental Impact While Gaining Business Experience

SCA partners with ARAMARK to provide young people with hands-on job experience and practical understanding of implementing environmental sustainability practices at schools, universities and businesses.
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PHILADELPHIA, November 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - ARAMARK, a global leader in professional services, hired 17 young professionals for the 2012 ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Internship Program. The program provides participants with hands-on job experience as they help implement environmental solutions for ARAMARK clients at schools, universities, businesses and other locations across in the US and the UK.

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