by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
As you walk the linoleum tiled hallway of FDR Middle School, a 1950s-era middle school in a once thriving manufacturing town northeast of Philadelphia, passing the rows of lockers set into green cinder block walls, a sign marked Wood Shop comes into view. If you attended junior high school any time before the ‘90s, you have an expectation of what you’ll see when you enter the room: a table saw, jig saw, miter saw, maybe a lathe or two. Except for the lingering scent of sawdust, this is far from the wood shop you remember.
In line with its commitments to reflect the diversity of its audiences and to support the next generation of creatives and technologists, 21st Century Fox has made a multi-year commitment to back the groundbreaking organization, Girls Who Code (GWC), with financial and in-kind resources.
Approaches to cultivating the resilient leaders of tomorrow
“Almost 43 percent of the global youth labor force is either unemployed or working, yet living in poverty,” according to Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 by the International Labour Organization.
Scientist Maria Ochomogo points out two of her patents on the Clorox wall of patents. It was a high school class when she first arrived in the U.S. that hooked Maria on chemistry.
It was a high school class when she first arrived in the United States that hooked Maria Ochomogo on chemistry.
“I think I probably would have been a scientist in Cuba, too, but I’m not sure I would have had the opportunity to work in nice companies like Clorox and to work on patents,” says Maria, whose family immigrated to the United States when she was 14-years old.
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum to be deployed in four cities
In March, UTC announced an education partnership with the China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development (CFFPD) to develop and deploy science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education curriculum programs for primary and middle school students in Hong’an, Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The curriculum will focus on encouraging greater student and parent interest in pursuing STEM related courses and careers.
Time Warner Cable teaches the STEM Behind Speed & Style
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By Nichie Wilson, Events Manager
On January 23, Time Warner Cable partnered with Project Scientist to teach more than 50 young girls about the science and engineering behind one of the world’s top 10 tallest and fastest new giga coaster, the new Fury 325.
By Stephanie Richin, Community Investment Manager and Nichie Wilson, Events Manager
At Time Warner Cable, we are constantly finding new ways for kids to see that learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is cool and exciting. We do this by changing their perceptions on STEM used in their favorite activities like sports and the arts. Once such way we have achieved this is through an activity that shows the scientific principles of ballet.