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Curiosity Cube Encourages Youngsters to Learn About STEM

By Patrick Wolfinbarger
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LARAMIE – Children and parents got more than fireworks this Fourth of July week as they participated in educational science experiments about the human body with the arrival of the Curiosity Cube.

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Empowering Washington, D.C., Residents Through Academic Scholarships

The District of Columbia Housing Authority goes beyond its mission of ensuring affordable housing by providing its residents with opportunities to build self-sufficiency through tools like its Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Program
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The 2017 fall semester was about to start, but Lillian Copeland was still uncertain about how she was going to pay her college tuition. The rising sophomore and Washington, D.C., native had been accepted as a transfer student at Spelman College in Atlanta, but she needed more money.

“I wanted to go to Spelman because it was my dream school,” said the 19-year-old. “And to get accepted there and then not know if I could pay the bill was so stressful.”

Recipes For Learning -- Scotiabank Trains Canteen Cooks

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As Scotiabank steps up its Nutrition for Learning (NFL) programme, targeting students in 38 primary level institutions, it recently hosted workshops for several school canteen cooks. The workshops, which have been conducted by master chef Jacqui Tyson, sought to equip canteen and administrative personnel in schools with the knowledge and skill to prepare nutritional and healthy meals for students.

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Traveling Science Lab Comes to Kankakee

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MilliporeSigma is bringing its Curiosity Cube to Kankakee this week for a public event Saturday at the Kankakee Farmers’ Market.

Formerly a shipping container, the retrofitted Cube now is a traveling science lab that will reach about 50,000 students this year.

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Meet the Scientist: Zaven Kaprielian, Director of Research in Neuroscience at Amgen Massachusetts

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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.

Meet the Scientist: Julie M. Lade, Scientist in the Pharmacokinetics & Drug Metabolism Department

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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.

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Calling All Ed-tech Innovators: Apply Within

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Ed-tech isn’t just about digitizing books and training manuals for a tablet. It’s about using technology to deliver new forms of learning and teaching. It’s about personalizing and accelerating learning for everyone, everywhere, at any time. 

That’s why we’re looking for game-changing solutions for real-world education challenges. If you’re an innovative ed-tech venture in the U.S., we want you to apply for the 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator

Community Impact Investing

From affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, to small business development
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By Jamie Horwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, Community Capital Management 

Voya Financial Congratulates Finalists for 2018 National Teacher of the Year Award

Today, the four finalists for 2018 National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Award were announced. The finalists are:
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Voya is proud to support the NTOY program, which helps recognize excellence in the classroom, highlights the important, positive impact that skilled teachers can have on the lives of their students, and amplifies and empowers teachers’ voices. This year marks Voya’s 14th year supporting the National Teacher of the Year program.

From Creating Rock Climbing Holds to Conducting Amgen Scholars Research, Meet Elizabeth (Lily) Hallett

"I was really interested in exploring Caltech, specifically the Lewis lab’s work on solar fuel. That particular project really drew me to apply to the Program."
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Elizabeth (Lily) Hallett

Fayetteville, Arkansas Carolina

Host University: Caltech

Home University: University of Arkansas

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Chemical Engineering

Expected Graduation: Spring 2019

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