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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.

Rewarding Careers for Women in Tech

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by Acacia Carr, Web Developer and Author of Uncommon Creative

The future is fast upon us as the stuff of science fiction becomes our daily lives. Technology has evolved at a speed none could have predicted. Smart phones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, drones, Bitcoin, bots, Alexa…the rise of Big Tech, and the advent of AI. There is virtually no part of daily life on Earth that has not yet been hit by the sonic waves of the tech boom. How we live, connect, learn, transact, identify, express, sustain, and find our way has all changed in the blink of an eye.

JetBlue Encourages ‘Even More Girls - In Tech’ With an Event Focused on Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

AT&T Aspire Accelerator: Where Are They Now?

By Scott Lininger, Bitsbox co-founder, AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class member
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Feb. 17, 2017 will forever be burned into my mind. The Bitsbox team had that date circled in red on the calendar for months prior. It’s the day some of us sweat through our shirts and others found comfort in raiding the snack cabinet. Feb. 17 was the day our pitch to Shark Tank investors aired on TV.

Bitsbox provides monthly subscriptions to coding projects that teach grade-schoolers to program apps. As a start-up founder, Shark Tank felt like the holy grail of pitching investors.

PayPal Hosts Kids in Tech Coding Camp

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Every year, PayPal hosts a four-week long coding camp across five campuses in the U.S. that is open to kids of PayPal employees, introducing them to coding in fun and creative ways. This year, with nearly 90 employee volunteers and 190 kid participants across San Jose, Omaha, Scottsdale, Austin and Timonium, it resulted in our most successful program yet.
 

Qualcomm Collaborates with Schools, Libraries and Non-Profits to Provide More Students Free, Hands-on STEM Camps this Summer

Qualcomm Welcomes Participants from American Association of University Women’s Summer Camp TechTrek
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Building on three years of successful hands-on STEM camps, this summer the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ continues to grow, with a total of 10 one-week-long camps in San Diego, the DC Metro Area and China. These programs are designed to introduce, inspire and encourage middle school students’ interest in STEM.

Qualcomm’s Susie Armstrong Talks Thinkabit Labs, STEM, and Inspiring the Next Generation

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Since it began, Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ has exposed more than 12,000 students, teachers and parents to hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and career exploration discussions that will prepare them for 21st-century jobs.

How Barclays is Supporting the Inventors of Tomorrow

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Since its launch in 2014, MakerClub has established eight after-school clubs that introduce young people to coding, creative thinking and emerging technologies. Here, director Declan Cassidy reveals his aim to grow that number to 50 across the UK in 2017  – and tells how Barclays is supporting his team’s ambitious plans to develop the ‘inventors of tomorrow’.  

“We’re giving young people the tools to reshape the world around them,” says Declan Cassidy. “We want to create the next generation of creative thinkers.”

College Coders Compete to Last Second at 2017 Global CodeCon Finals

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Originally posted on techatbloomberg.com.

Top college coders from around the world gathered on January 27th at Bloomberg’s offices in New York City and London for the Global CodeCon Finals. Competitors took their seats, hunched over their laptops and scanned the first of eight programming challenges that would test their coding skills, speed and strategic thinking.

VMware Hosts Second Annual Women Transforming Technology Conference

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How can women navigate—and break—organizational barriers to advance in tech companies? This was just one of the many topics discussed at the second annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference, which took place at VMware’s Palo Alto headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The event brought together more than 300 attendees, from students to executives, to discuss how women can advance in the tech industry and inspire the next generation of female leaders.

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