Fostering economic growth through sustainable infrastructure and inclusive programming
Jessica Oakes is a civil engineer with 14 years of experience. In her second year out of college, she took an assignment for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan—a decision that would change her life forever. She served there as an expatriate engineer for nearly four years on two consecutive USAID projects, which focused on improving water, sanitation, energy, transportation, and vertical structures throughout the war-torn country. While in Afghanistan, she initiated a women’s internship program for engineering students enrolled in local universities.
Donation provides scholarships for students as part of Acts of Caring initiative
VENTURA, Calif. – July 31, 2020 – /3BL Media/ CIT Group Inc. (CIT) has announced that it has made a donation to the Ventura County Chapter of the NAACP, an organization dedicated to ensuring the educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons.
Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students' achievements both in and out of the classroom
BALTIMORE, July 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded approximately $95,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 38 Maryland students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.
Raising the profiles of Tetra Tech’s #WomenInSTEM and sharing how they help #ShapeTheWorld of tomorrow
Tetra Tech is supporting International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2020 on June 23rd to inspire girls and celebrate women in engineering careers. We are highlighting our female engineers from across our global operations and sharing how they #ShapeTheWorld. By raising their profiles, we hope to encourage those who aspire to become engineers by helping them understand the opportunities and career paths that the engineering sector can provide.
Alexion is committed to serving local communities through volunteerism, even when circumstances do not allow us to do so in person. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and local stay-at-home orders, Alexion has begun offering virtual volunteering opportunities to employees.
A look at teachers and students are rising to the challenge of distance learning
On a Friday in mid-March, Jana Maiuri listened as her 6th-grade students engaged in a spirited discussion of the George Orwell classic Animal Farm. They had been preparing for this final student-led seminar all week, and while Maiuri was thrilled to hear their thoughtful questions and well-informed answers, inside, her mind was racing. She had just gotten word that school buildings would be closing for the foreseeable future in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With millions of students across the country forced to shift to study at home, the race is on to get essential resources to those without access. As other industries work to provide online learning access, the paper and packaging sector is uniquely placed to provide analog tools like writing equipment and pop-up corrugated workspaces.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom stated that, “All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, minimizing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights.” The COVID-19 global pandemic impacts all sectors of society, to which human rights serve as the cornerstone.