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Meet the 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class

by Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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I love getting to meet and learn from innovators from all walks of life. When people from diverse backgrounds — geographically, culturally, ethnically or professionally — come together to address social challenges, the results are awe-inspiring.

That’s what I love most about our AT&T Aspire Accelerator. We believe we found the most promising entrepreneurs from all over the country, with varied backgrounds, who offer solutions to problems they’ve personally seen or experienced in education.

Farm to Table Event Spotlights Local Seattle-Area Farmers

Seattle Pacific University, Sodexo and Puget Sound Food Hub Farmers Cooperative give students a taste of new locally-sourced menu items
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SEATTLE, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of Earth Week 2018, Seattle Pacific University, the Puget Sound Food Hub and Sodexo, the university’s dining services partner, teamed up to launch its first-ever Farm to Table lunch event.  The event will give students a taste of new locally-sourced menu items and an opportunity to connect directly with Seattle-area farmers to learn first-hand about the menu’s ingredients.

Bridging Gaps in Biotechnology, From High School to College

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Three years after Enrique García-Rivera left his home school in Puerto Rico for an Amgen Scholars summer at the University of California, San Francisco, he found himself in an unexpected place: He was coaching a high school biotechnology club in Massachusetts, helping them with the Genes in Space challenge for NASA. He walked the teenagers through different types of DNA reactions that could theoretically be altered by zero-gravity.

Amgen Teach Participants Share Their Experience

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Do you want to know more about how Amgen Teach supports life science teachers across Europe? In this new video, teachers share their experiences after the program’s third year. Amgen Teach deepens student interest and achievement in science by strengthening the ability of teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom.

Learn more about Amgen Teach: http://www.amgenteach.eu/

Students Describe the Amgen Scholars Program as Inspiring and Unforgettable

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The Amgen Scholars Program provides young scientists across the globe access and opportunity through cutting-edge research experiences and exposure to biotechnology and drug discovery. In this video, participating students talk about the opportunities for independent research in top university labs, networking and communication skills. To learn more, visit: https://www.amgenscholars.com.

"Xploration Station" Earns Eight Daytime Emmy Nominations

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PHILADELPHIA, March 23, 2018  /3BL Media/ - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and the 

National Geographic Unveils Free Science Education Programs Inspired by New Series “One Strange Rock”

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On the eve of the premiere of One Strange Rock, the thrilling 10-part documentary series exploring the conditions that create life on Earth, 21st Century Fox’s National Geographic has launched a suite of educational tools designed to bring to life some of the series’ key scientific lessons. The resources are available completely free for educators and include activities for students of all a

DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories

By Nicole Anderson, AVP of Social Innovation at AT&T and President of the AT&T Foundation,
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A podcast that empowers students to deliver local news to their community. Technology to host a blog for elementary school English language learners and their families. A year-long mobile video documentary about the benefits of therapy dogs for students with special needs.

These are just a few of the digital storytelling-focused projects that teachers have submitted for funding on DonorsChoose.org. The platform makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need.

No Barriers Youth, Wells Fargo Select Winners of Global Impact Challenge

Student competition sparked ideas for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination
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FORT COLLINS, Colo., February 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – No Barriers Youth and Wells Fargo announced the winners of their year-long Global Impact Challenge, a diversity and inclusion competition designed to spark ideas from high school and middle school students for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination.

Are You Ready for an Accelerator?

By Nasir Qadree, Associate Director of Social Investments, AT&T
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Building a company is incredibly hard... and incredibly rewarding. I know from experience. Before working at AT&T, I supported a portfolio of start-ups at a venture capital firm. There’s nothing quite like making an idea a reality and seeing its impact on others.

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