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Celebrating Medtronic Engineers

How one engineer tutored 250,000 students
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Ben Straus has always fostered a love for math and science.

When it came time to decide on a career track in college, he knew engineering was the overall direction he wanted to go. The next question became: what kind?

“I wanted to do engineering that makes a difference,” Straus said, reflecting on that time. He landed on pursuing a career in biomedical engineering — a field where he felt he could do the most good by giving back to people through life-changing technology.

From Inspiring to Imperative: Celebrating Women in STEM

As we've grown, so have our efforts to recruit, support, and celebrate women in science, healthcare, engineering and beyond.
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Growing up as a young Black girl with a life-threatening illness, Bre Jacobs found herself in a revolving door of doctors’ offices — but none of the healthcare professionals ever looked like her. To understand her condition, reduce the stress on her family, and take control of her own health, Bre dove into medical journals. That activity sparked a passion for scientific knowledge that drives Bre to this day. Now a Medtronic Senior Research Program Manager, Bre still can’t help but wonder: "Where would I be if, earlier on, I had met someone like me in this field?

Engineer Who Wrote the Book on Combustion Keeps Passion for Education Burning

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Growing up outside Philadelphia, Chuck Baukal loved tinkering with his 1970 Plymouth Road Runner. He was good at math and science, too, and followed those interests and abilities into studying mechanical engineering in college. On a cooperative assignment, he discovered combustion and found a lifelong passion, which started him on a journey to finding his purpose. He later earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a thesis concerning heat transfer from impinging flames.

Volunteerism: The Journey I Didn’t Expect

by Michael Bonuch, Senior Systems Engineer, AT&T
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AT&T Editor’s note: This month is National Volunteer Month. We are shining the spotlight on our employees who spend time volunteering for causes they care about. Our employee volunteers make our company and our communities stronger. We are honored to share their efforts to make a difference.

Everyone remembers where they were the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. With 2,996 lives lost in the attacks, and millions more affected, this moment in American history united the nation and awoke in me — and many others — a dormant feeling of patriotism and a desire to serve. 

Thirteen Booz Allen Hamilton Employees Named Modern Day Technology Leaders at Black Engineer of the Year Awards Ceremony

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Thirteen Booz Allen Hamilton employees were honored as Modern Day Technology Leaders (MDTL) at this year's 32nd annual BEYA Global STEM Conference and awards program, held February 8-10 in Washington, DC.

MDTLs are identified and nominated by colleagues as exceptional professionals who are shaping the future of STEM in their careers and community. Since 2005, more than 100 Booz Allen employees have been honored at the BEYA Global STEM Conference.

This year’s honorees include:

The Whirlpool Family

Three generations of Farringtons have worked for appliance maker
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By Tony Wittkowski

BENTON HARBOR — Eric and Mike Farrington have an easy time running through their family’s lineage.

To do so is effortless because a good portion of it can be found at Whirlpool Corp.

The Farrington clan has seen the home appliance maker grow and extend its reach across the world in a manner of decades. In Whirlpool’s 106 years of existence – dating to when it was the Upton Machine Co. – there has been a Farrington working there for the last 71 years.

As of 2017, the Farringtons have collectively spent more than a century at Whirlpool.

VIDEOS: 2017 Inventor’s Challenge Award Winners

Nikola Tesla Prize and Leonardo Da Vinci Prize
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For the past several months, AT&T has been collaborating with Imagination Foundation on our second-annual Inventor’s Challenge – bringing together young people from around the world to create innovative, imaginative and often totally viable solutions that solve problems in their schools and communities. Imagination Foundation and the AT&T Intellectual Property team of judges had the very challenging job of picking winners (one for each age category) from the thousands of applicants.

VIDEOS: Inventor’s Challenge Award Winners of 2017

Thomas Edison Prize and Alexander Graham Bell Prize
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For the past several months, AT&T has been collaborating with Imagination Foundation on our second-annual Inventor’s Challenge – bringing together young people from around the world to create innovative, imaginative and often totally viable solutions that solve problems in their schools and communities. Imagination Foundation and the AT&T Intellectual Property team of judges had the very challenging job of picking winners (one for each age category) from the thousands of applicants.

Follow the Journey of These Women in STEM!

By: Roadtrip Nation
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The number of STEM jobs is increasing—but the number of women entering these fields isn’t. We’re on a mission to change that.

Believin' on a Jet Plane, to Test Cleaner Technologies

ecoDemonstrator program checks out innovative ideas
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Developing new technology that will make Boeing aircraft cleaner, quieter and more efficient requires the kind of innovative thinking supported by programs like the ecoDemonstrator and engineer Jennifer Holder.

“The ecoDemonstrator helps make innovative ideas a reality by creating a unique environment where new technology can be tested and validated,” said Holder, ecoDemonstrator test platform manager. “We enable the innovation itself.”

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