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Koch Industries Launches Program with Catalyte to Discover Potential Software Developers in the Wichita Area

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WICHITA, Kan. /3BL Media/ – Koch Industries, Inc. is launching an innovative new pilot program with Catalyte, a talent transformation platform and software development services company. The companies plan to identify 10 people in the Wichita area with the aptitude to become software developers and provide an opportunity for a no-cost, accelerated education program at Koch’s Wichita campus. Upon completion of the program, Koch plans to evaluate all successful candidates for roles as full-time software developers. 

Analyze This: A Fork in the Road Leads Eva Garcia to a New Career


In 2019, after 15 years as an admin at INVISTA’s Victoria, Texas, plant, Eva Garcia had an epiphany. Her husband was about to retire, but her own retirement was more than a decade away. “I asked myself if I could keep doing the same thing for another 15-plus years – and the answer was no,” she said. “It was a long time to be stuck in the same position when I knew I had so much more to contribute.”

The Sustainable Glass House of Gorafe in Netflix's Series ‘Black Mirror’

Guardian Glass builds a sustainable glass habitat in the middle of the desert, cameos in Netflix series ‘Black Mirror’

In the middle of Spain’s Gorafe Desert, there sits a solitary glass structure in the middle of a desolate stone landscape. Called La Casa del Desierto (or, desert house), this three-sided glass house serves as a testament to the capabilities of coated glass products, specifically those from Koch company Guardian Glass.

Watch: Guardian Glass Europe - The house of the desert - episode 1

Why I Fight for Second Chances

Jenny Kim is working to change the way society treats people once they’re out of the system. As deputy general counsel and vice president of public policy for Koch Industries, she is driven by her dedication to the law and criminal justice reform.

I grew up in New York City in the ’90s, during the crack cocaine epidemic. We lived in an apartment complex with other families whose sons cycled in and out of Rikers Island jail.

“They’re bad people,” my parents would say.

Yet, when I spoke to them, I saw how much we had in common — our families and our hopes for the future. I also realized how the system misunderstood and hurt them. This shaped my thinking around criminal justice reform.

Robotics Grant Gets Gears Turning at Inner-City Middle School


For students at one Wichita, Kansas, middle school, robotics education just got a lot more hands-on thanks to the diligence and dedication of teacher Brian Campbell.

Meet Sid, Conservation Dude

At Koch Industries’ Wichita headquarters, Sid Johnson works to improve environmental practices and partnerships across the company.

Sid Johnson’s official title is a mouthful: Process and Systems Manager for Koch Remediation and Environmental Services. But he’d prefer that you just call him “Koch conservation dude.”

Device for the Visually Impaired Wins 2019 Koch Innovation Challenge


The votes have been tallied, the judges have spoken, and there’s a new Koch Innovation Challenge Grand Champion for 2019.

In Friday’s final pitch competition (May 10) at Wichita State University, members of Team Water Level Sensor Buddy (Cierra O’Neill, Edie Reese, Jedidiah Borchard and Tyler Thompson) managed to claim the title of Grand Champion over four other finalist teams with their invention – an all-mechanical, magnet-based tool for the visually impaired to help measure fluid levels when filling up water bottles or drinking glasses. 

Meet the Women Leading the Future of Science and Engineering at Koch


If Dawn Wurst had listened to a well-meaning teacher in high school who told her she shouldn't pursue a career in engineering because of her difficulty with math, her future might have looked very different. 

“But because of my personality, when he told me that I shouldn't do something, I decided to do it,” said Wurst, who today is vice president of process and asset safety at Georgia-Pacific.

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