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How a Man-Made Lake in the Desert Spurred Economic Growth in Tempe, Arizona

by Emma Kantrowitz
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For some cities, revitalization is brought about by innovation driven by local research institutes; for others it’s all about location, location, location. But for downtown Tempe, Arizona, a submarket in the Phoenix metro area, revitalization was largely spurred by the creation of a man-made lake.

Humana Charity Crafters Donate 500+ Handmade Items to Cancer Center in Phoenix

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Have you ever knitted, crocheted or sewn a hat? How about hand-making more than 500 hats and then giving them to charity?

That’s exactly what the Humana Charity Crafters recently did, hand-making more than 500 hats, breast cancer pillows, blankets and stuffed animals to benefit cancer patients at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. The donation was in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27.

VIDEO | Beneficial Beans Garden Provides Valuable Life Skills for Adults with Autism

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Garden Stories Video Series
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Over the past eight years, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has helped create 1,000 community gardens across America. We’ve seen firsthand how gardens transform communities, but even more so, people’s lives. Here’s the story of one of those gardens, the Beneficial Beans Garden at the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Garden Stories series shines a light on community gardens across America and the amazing people who help build them. At The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, we believe that every garden has a story. What’s yours?

Serving Those Who Served

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help improve lung cancer survival rates for veterans
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With the help of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping to wage a war on lung cancer by increasing veterans’ access to lung cancer screenings across the country.

Kids in Arizona Dive into Water Education with Support from Essity

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"Water conservation is important to Essity, and teaching students about this topic is something we are proud to support. We know that educators have limited money available to do everything they would like to do with their students and we are proud to support their commitment to sustainability and provide extra funds to make their projects a reality. Getting students and young people involved in environmental learning is a key part of ensuring a life-long commitment to sustainability. Thank you to the city of Flagstaff for instilling this behavior in our young citizens.

GM Celebrates Volunteerism With 6th Annual teamGM Cares Week

5,000 Employees Will Volunteer Time and Talent to 225 Community Projects Sept. 11-15
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DETROIT, September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - More than 5,000 General Motors employees will donate time and talent to more than 225 community service projects across the United States during the company’s sixth annual teamGM Cares Week Sept. 11-15.

Projects include leading STEM education experiments, building homes in developing communities, urban gardening, packing food and improving neighborhoods in underserved areas.

Freeport-McMoRan Awards Grant for Tech Park in Sahuarita, Arizona

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The Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, is in the planning stages of building the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC).

Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita copper mine is located near Sahuarita, AZ and has granted $165,000 to aid in constructing the 32,000 square foot building that will host the Technology Center. SAMTEC has also received a federal grant through the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. The new tech park is expected to create new jobs and retain jobs for the community.

GM Produces First Round of Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt EV Test Vehicles

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  • First Company to Use Mass-Production Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Test Bolt EVs Feature Company’s Latest Generation of AV Technology
  • GM’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Will Grow to 180
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  • First Company to Use Mass-Production Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Test Bolt EVs Feature Company’s Latest Generation of AV Technology
  • GM’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Will Grow to 180

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Vera Thornton

"It was validating for me to come into this environment, a top-tier research institution, and be able to participate and accomplish something."
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Tucson, Arizona

Host University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Home University: University of Arizona

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Neuroscience and Mathematics

Expected Graduation: 2017

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Sodexo Provides 4,000 Meals to Support Veterans at Arizona StandDown Event

Sodexo proudly served breakfast and lunch and provided employment resources to 2,000 veterans
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 16, 2017, /3BL Media/– Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, partnered with Arizona StandDown on February 9 and 10, to provide 4,000 meals and employment services to more than 2,000 veterans attending the annual outreach event at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.

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