All eyes were on Hamburg, Germany last week as the leaders of the "G20" nations** gathered. High on the agenda was climate change and sustainable development. Mixed messages came out of the gathering, but as Jens-Peter Saul explains in our first Top story, even if governments can't agree in such gatherings, private industry is moving forward in providing climate change solutions.
Horrible headlines now coming out on the developments at the White House regarding climate change, global warming, and related issues as campaign rhetoric is fitted, however clumsily or mean-spirited, to public governance to attempt to match ill-advised campaign promises.
The reality is that there are a number of very encouraging developments, trends that hold great promise for those of us who are not climate change deniers and think that global warming is a hoax coming from China to disadvantage American companies!
Middle and high-school students from Washington, D.C. area schools gathered at the White House on December 15 for a private screening of HiddenFigures, the new film from Fox 2000 following three female African American engineers who played crucial roles in the 1960s Space Race. Stars Taraji P.
Who knew that joining a Future City team could land you a visit to the White House? That’s exactly what happened to the Nevada Future City team this year. Future City is a middle school competition that ask students to imagine, design and build cities of the future. After four months of designing a virtual city (using SimCity), they write up their solution to a city-wide issue, build scale models of their city, and then present their vision to a panel of judges. Luckily a team from Nevada was chosen to participate in the U.S. Science Fair Engineering Festival which was hosted by U.S.
$25MM in funding will expand scope of community-based cancer treatment, care and support for underserved patients
NEW YORK, October 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation joins the White House Cancer Moonshot initiative through its commitment to addressing health disparities in cancer care. In response to the Cancer Moonshot, the Foundation is committing $25 million in new funding to grantee partners to expand the current scope of community-based resources and survivorship support programs to underserved populations in the U.S.
Can city governments use data analytics to help improve the lives of citizens? That was the question presented to attendees at Bloomberg’s annual Data for Good Exchange conference on Sunday, September 25, 2016, and the answers weren’t always easy to hear.
Try to remember the most memorable moment from science class and you’ll probably think of the time your teacher had you build a rocket or make ice cream in a plastic bag. It’s these types of hands on “making” experiences that inspire creativity in students and spark interest in STEM careers.