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Meet the Scientist: Les Miranda, Executive Director of Research, Therapeutic Discovery

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

International Women’s Day: Three Simple Ways We Can All #PressforProgress for Women in STEM

Inspiring the next generation of female science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders
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By Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and Lead for Microsoft Philanthropies

Women around the world are taking to the streets on International Women’s Day to urge faster progress on gender parity in economic opportunity, education and other important issues. The theme this year, #PressforProgress, is perfectly tuned to the challenges society faces.

Minecraft Hour of Code Introduces 85M+ to Computer Science

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“It’s about time!” Maine elementary school teacher and Code.org facilitator Mike Harvey laughs, recalling his reaction when Code.org partnered with Microsoft to launch the first Minecraft activity for the Hour of Code in 2015. An early adopter of Minecraft in the classroom, Mike thinks that it was a natural and logical outcome of what he called the “symbiotic relationship” between Code.org and Microsoft.

New Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Opens at Michigan Engineering Zone

Detroit-area middle school students will have access to STEM engagement opportunities
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DETROIT, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — More than 3,000 middle school students a year will be introduced to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), thanks to a collaboration between Qualcomm Incorporated and the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

These organizations are bringing the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™, a hands-on engineering and career awareness program, into the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ), known for its makerspace and high school robotics program.

Qualcomm Spotlights Exciting Tech Advances at Grace Hopper Event

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Our largest contingent to date descended on the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. This year, over 180 Qualcomm employees, across all levels, joined more than 20,000 attendees at the conference in Orlando, Florida. We raised awareness about our technologies, showcased our inventors working on those technologies, and the great opportunities available at Qualcomm.

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.
 

VMware CodeHouse 2017 Inspires Female Coders

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VMware’s Palo Alto campus recently became home to ambitious young female engineers at CodeHouse – a three-day workshop teaching college women to make an impact and tackle technical challenges.

The event, which took place from July 19th – 22nd, aimed to bring to light the issue of diversity in the workplace and spur more women’s interest upon entering the technology field upon graduation.

GM Intensifies Push to Train Young People for Jobs of the Future

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  • GM develops unique approach to identify and solve STEM challenges, develop partnerships and measure social outcomes
  • Goals: More STEM degrees in high-demand areas, more women and underrepresented minorities succeeding in STEM fields, and more teacher training 
Partners with four new nonprofits to increase STEM engagement among students, teachers
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  • GM develops unique approach to identify and solve STEM challenges, develop partnerships and measure social outcomes
  • Goals: More STEM degrees in high-demand areas, more women and underrepresented minorities succeeding in STEM fields, and more teacher training 

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.

PayPal’s Brandon Tineo on Strong Work Ethic Creating Opportunity

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In his teens, while most of his peers were perfecting their video game skills, Brandon Tineo worked from 4-9 p.m. at his parents’ restaurant. Even with that dedication to the family business, he still killed it in the classroom, making grades that got him into college at Harvard. However, while an undergrad, misfortune visited the Tineo clan -- the family lost both their restaurant and their home.
 

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