“Startups founded by women are 20 percent more likely to be revenue-generating. Investors make 35 percent higher ROI when they finance female founders. Yet they are underrepresented in positions of power in the innovation and investment ecosystem. Vinetta is focused on changing this distribution of knowledge, power, and capital.”
CITGO celebrated its second annual National STEM Day event on Nov. 8, 2018 by honoring the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community and observing the progress made in the advancement of STEM education in Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas, Lake Charles, La, and Lemont, Ill. Each CITGO refinery hosted its own event to spread the importance of STEM to students in their local communities, while recognizing the local teachers who displayed exemplary effort, dedication, and contributions in strengthening and implementing STEM education.
Science is a passion for Vivienne Watson that goes beyond her professional life as a Senior Scientist and Scientific Project Manager at Amgen. She is actively involved in outreach to students of all ages, including setting up a hands-on science night for her kids’ school when they were younger. “We really tapped into something, creating a strong community event that has continued past my involvement,” she says.
MilliporeSigma is the U.S. and Canadian name of the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The company fits the profile of those that will suffer as the available pool of qualified science graduates continues to shrink. Its efforts to change that have earned MillporeSigma first place in the “Media Relations or PR Campaign” category of PR Daily’s 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.
by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
It’s a winter Saturday in the city, frigid air swirling away the warmth from the dazzling afternoon sun in the crystal blue Chicago sky. On Michigan Avenue along the Magnificent Mile, shoppers bundled against the cold walk briskly, noses red and eyes streaming from the wind off the frozen lake.
Our advances in sustainability and IT solutions would not be possible without our diverse employee base and inclusive culture. We recognize the power of human difference to drive progress across our business and the communities we serve, and we continue to adapt our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) journey to foster an inclusive culture that celebrates these differences.
Over the past 12 years, Patty Phelps has mentored more than 250 students in her role as faculty advisor for the Amgen Scholars Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Among those students is: a young woman who came from the University of Washington in bioengineering and is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego; a hard-working young man who returned to UCLA for graduate school in neuroscience; and the wonderful UCLA students who each year welcomed those from out-of-town and developed long-term friendships.
The Curiosity Cube stopped by William Ziegler Elementary School last week to give students hands-on learning about cells
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Virtual reality blood cells. Robots that follow paths colored by markers. Microscopes showing cells from different parts of the body. All that and more packed in a bright pink and lime green shipping container.
The Curiosity Cube visited William Ziegler Elementary School’s parking lot last Thursday. Students packed inside and out of the 22x10-foot shipping container to get a hands-on experience learning about cells.