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Hands-on Scientific Learning Goes Global with Amgen Biotech Experience Expansion

by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
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It's no surprise that when students become fascinated by science, that enthusiasm can be contagious. From our survey with Change the Equation, we know students crave hands-on biology experiences that are often lacking in the classroom.

Amgen Foundation Expands The Amgen Biotech Experience, Bringing Total Program Reach To 900,000 High School Students By 2020

Recent research shows students gain confidence, interest in science and biotechnology after participating in program
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August 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Amgen Foundation today announced it will expand the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) to reach nearly 900,000 high school students by 2020. For nearly 30 years, ABE has empowered high school science teachers to implement real-world biotechnology labs in their classrooms to help their students better understand science and how it influences their daily lives.

VIDEO: Innovation, Education and Bringing a New Experience to the Blind

Just Another Day in Atlanta
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When AT&T opened the doors to the Atlanta Foundry in 2013, it wasn’t a coincidence we chose Georgia Tech’s Technology Square. It’s where start-ups, college students and researchers come together to collaborate. 

This location has also opened up the potential for AT&T and Georgia Tech to work together. The latest project creates an inclusive experience for people with a visual disability, during the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Fighting Hunger on College Campuses

By: Shondra Jenkins
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Many of us assume that the most pressing food issue on college campus is student nutrition.  We think of college as a culture of late-night ramen and pizza. But we often forget that many college students don’t have enough to eat at all.

In fact, as many as two out of three students at community colleges are food insecure, according to a March 2017 report from Wisconsin’s HOPE Lab that was sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees.

Wells Fargo Grants The Kitchen Community $2MM For Hundreds of School Gardens

Edible gardens educate, connect 200K underserved children to fresh, healthy food
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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today a $2 million grant to

Connecting Students to Their Dreams

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Presence. Sometimes, it is all we need. An ear to listen and a voice to reassure us and offer a few words of advice. For students struggling in school, the absence of an involved adult often exacerbates the problem. That’s why mentoring programs can be so powerful. 

Minority Middle School Male Students Get a Jump Start through Verizon Innovative Learning

Four new Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to participate in 2017; now active on 16 campuses nationwide
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – This summer, thousands of minority middle school boys in 16 cities nationwide will head to college campuses to learn skills like mobile app development, 3D design, creating and flying drones, and developing virtual reality and augmented reality experiences as a part of Verizon Innovative Learning.

Video: 2017 Voya Scholars Winner Paloma Perez

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Congratulations to Paloma Perez, who is one of five students to receive a $10,000 scholarship from Voya Scholars – a collaborative program launched by Voya Financial, in collaboration with its nonprofit partner, Scholarship America.

Paloma is a first-generation college student and a previous beneficiary of Chester County Futures.

DePaul Students Create New Sustainability strategies for FOX Sports and MLB as Part of FOX Sports University

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Public Relations students at DePaul University in Chicago met with senior executives from 21st Century Fox, FOX Sports, and Major League Baseball on June 5 to pitch new project ideas and marketing campaigns for the companies’ joint environmental sustainability efforts.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Recognizes Students and Sodexo Employees Who Are Fighting Hunger in Their Local Communities

Students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships and grants for fighting hunger in local communities, while employees granted $5,000 for local charities
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced five students as national Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship honorees and recognized five Sodexo employees as Heroes of Everyday Life® for their efforts in leading the fight against hunger in their local communities.

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