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A Virtual STEM Field Trip to Lockheed Martin’s Famous Skunk Works®

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High school students with an interest in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) are invited on a virtual field trip to Lockheed Martin’s top-secret Skunk Works® next month. Students will meet “skunks” who are pioneering innovative technologies that are changing the future of flight and get a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting work a STEM career can offer.

New Digital STEM-career Curriculum Takes High-school Students Behind-the-scenes With Scientists and Engineers

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BETHESDA, Md. October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin has partnered with Discovery Education on Generation Beyond: Aviation, a digital STEM curriculum that takes students behind-the-scenes with Lockheed Martin engineers and scientists to solve real-world technology challenges, from fighting wildfires to making flight suits for military pilots safer.

JetBlue and Airbus Take to the Sky Using Renewable Jet Fuel

The delivery flight for JetBlue’s newest A321 aircraft becomes the airline’s first-ever flight powered by renewable jet fuel blend
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NEW YORK, September 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today received its latest A321 aircraft from Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family production facility in Mobile, Ala. The acceptance flight followed by JetBlue’s scheduled ferry flight, taking place on September 20, marks JetBlue’s first-ever flights fueled with renewable jet fuel blend. The fuel for these flights, provided by Airbus and certified by Air BP, consists of 15.5 percent renewable jet fuel blended with traditional jet fuel.

'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.

The JetBlue Foundation and Project Scientist Empower the Next Generation of Girls in STEM

Cultivating a passion for science, technology, engineering and math, JetBlue Foundation sponsors Project Scientist’s STEM Expedition Summer Academy
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NEW YORK, August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced the latest collaboration between the JetBlue Foundation and Project Scientist to introduce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and aviation careers to girls from traditionally under-represented communities.

Heathrow 2.0: Building a Strategy for Sustainability Leadership

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One year ago, Heathrow launched its plan for sustainable growth. Representing a step-change in approach, Heathrow 2.0 demonstrates leadership, both within the aviation sector and beyond, and goes further than merely reducing negative impacts to delivering real, positive change. 

Heathrow’s first update on progress made so far in meeting the goals set out in Heathrow 2.0 explores highlights and challenges face in implementing the plan.

Highlights include:

How ‘Hidden Figures’ Inspires Women in STEM Fields

By Joanna Geraghty
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In my role at JetBlue, I see firsthand how important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are to shaping future generations of leaders. Most of the critical functions of JetBlue require STEM, including aircraft flight, repair, and routing.

The JetBlue Foundation and The Nantucket Project Support the Rwanda Girls Initiative

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, JetBlue and The JetBlue Foundation are bringing attention to the great work being done by the Rwandan Girls Initiative (RGI) whose mission is to educate and empower the girls of Rwanda to reach their highest potential.

JetBlue For Good: Why This Airline Cares So Damn Much

In the wake of the country’s most recent school shooting, one airline stepped up in a big way. Here, a look at philanthropic giving in the travel industry—and how one woman at the helm of JetBlue’s efforts is making major strides.
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by Cassie Shortsleeve

On Valentine’s Day, after a lone shooter entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and took the lives of 17 people, Icema Gibbs knew it was time to get to work.

An Aspiring Pilot Veers into a Career as a JetBlue Aircraft Mechanic

In training, Jerusalem Melke found she focused more on how planes work than how to fly them
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By Hilary Potkewitz

Jerusalem Melke has spent more sleepless nights at John F. Kennedy International Airport than even the most road-weary frequent flier, although she is there by design. Melke is an aircraft technician for JetBlue Airways, and her workday starts at 10 p.m. “The terminal is pretty desolate at night, but outside the hangar it’s bustling,” she said.

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