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The Impact of the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab


Our Thinkabit Lab program shows students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds that they can be part of inventing the wireless world of the future. Learners of all ages explore careers available at Qualcomm and other technology companies. They engage in fun and unique engineering projects, culminating in the design of an IoT-themed invention that addresses a problem in their community and the world around them. The program relies heavily on hands-on activities to learn about coding, sensors, circuits, patents, IoT, 5G and more.

National Grid Launches Scholarship To Aid Diverse Engineering Students in MA and NY

Six students to be awarded $10,000 per year and paid summer internships for up to four years
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., and BROOKLYN, NY, June 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today announced the launch of a scholarship program aimed at increasing diversity in engineering across Massachusetts and New York. The Company will begin accepting applications today and will select six candidates for the 2022-2023 academic year to each receive a $10,000 scholarship and a paid summer internship in National Grid’s Massachusetts or New York business. Scholarship and internship recipients who continue to meet the program’s criteria may continue receiving these benefits for up to four years.

A New Generation of 'Mathletes' Among Minnesota Students


Fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Minnesota who are passionate about math need to look no further than Math Masters to hone their skills and have some fun with numbers.

Safety Training by the Busload at Tri Town Safety Village

Indiana students learn firsthand safety training on the ultimate field trip

In this Indiana city, providing critical home and safety training quite literally takes a village.

The Schererville-based Tri Town Safety Village is just that—a child-sized town fit with street crossings, trains and a house to teach Grade 2 and 4 students about traffic, railroad and fire safety.

The site provides the perfect place for school-aged children to get hands-on experience with general safety and how to respond when disaster strikes—all without the real-life emergency.

Illumina Expands STEM Education Efforts at BizTown Opening

This week, we were the first life science company to join San Diego’s McGrath Family Junior Achievement BizTown

On May 31, Illumina celebrated the official opening of the newest storefront in The McGrath Family Junior Achievement (JA) BizTown, in San Diego, California. Biztown is JA’s experiential-based elementary school capstone program. “Through active participation in a simulated community, students develop an understanding of business, economics, and innovation in San Diego,” said Siddhartha Vivek, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of San Diego.

Entergy Louisiana Providing $1 Million to Help Jumpstart LCTCS Implementation of MJ Foster Promise Program

Program will help Louisiana residents attend college and receive training for high-demand jobs
Press Release

BATON ROUGE, La., June 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Entergy Louisiana is committed to helping develop the workforce of the future by supporting education initiatives that tap into the rich diversity of the communities it serves.

Black & Veatch Named Inaugural CAPS Network Engineering Champion

Foundation’s investment supports high school students, educators in the Center for Advanced Professional Studies Network across North America
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ – As the journey from education to employment becomes more complex, the challenges of building tomorrow’s workforce are intensifying, notably in the STEM education space. To build a foundation for long-term employment solutions for the engineering and construction industry, Black & Veatch has joined the Center for the Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Network Council of Champions as the inaugural CAPS Network Engineering Champion.

Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Support In-Home Learning All Summer Long

Press Release

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - To keep students engaged in learning all summer long, Discovery Education and its Social Impact Partners are offering students and caregivers an array of no-cost dynamic digital resources they can use at home. This selection of content inspires families to learn together by exploring the world around them. Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art K-12 digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.

Learning Center Awarded New Outdoor Classroom From Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

The ongoing project plans to have the classroom’s raising and dedication for spring 2023
Press Release

MEADVILLE, Pa., June 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Learning Center K-8 School is thrilled to be awarded a $108,600 sustainability grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club for the design and construction of a timber-framed outdoor classroom on school grounds. Site specific preparation and student programming started in fall 2021, and work on this project will continue through the next year with the raising and dedication of the classroom planned for spring 2023.

Local Cambridge STEM Program Empowers Next Generation of Female Scientists


“I never questioned my goal of becoming a Black neuroscientist because I had already met one, and for that, I am forever grateful,” said Kaelyn Brown, who first joined the Science Club for Girls (SCFG) at six years old. She continued the program throughout her youth, became a SCFG mentor during college and served as the co-director of the Harvard University Mentor Chapter. Recently graduating from Harvard with a degree in neuroscience, Brown credits her early exposure as critical to her pursuit of a career in science.


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