Medtronic Foundation Launches Its First Latino STEM Students Scholarship Program

Students will receive up to $25,000 for education and other expenses

When Veronica Borras-Serrano learned she’d been selected as a scholar for the inaugural class of the Medtronic Foundation and SHPE scholarship, she felt relief.

“My parents had health issues that caused the family to get into a lot of debt,” Borras-Serrano said. She further explained that impacted the money for school. “So with this help from the Medtronic Foundation, I'm able to pay my tuition and focus on other things I need for school.” She’s one of 16 recipients who received the financial lift.

Students Gather for College STEM Day at the Chemours Discovery Hub


Chemours is committed to being a good corporate citizen, an upstanding steward of our local environmental resources, and good neighbors with Unshakable Integrity – one of our values. As part, we aim to enhance the communities where we live and operate by increasing access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. To ensure we’re helping to find and inspire the next generation of innovators, we partner with schools in local communities to provide early access to STEM education and offer scholarships for high school and college-bound students.

How a Middle-School Summer Program Builds Self-Identity With Tech and Mentorship


Angel Gutierrez, a rising eighth grader, thinks he might like to work as a machine learning engineer—or an artificial intelligence engineer—when he’s older. He learned about those career paths from the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program that he attended this summer at Cal State LA, in Los Angeles.

“The lesson today, it forced me to contemplate the future, to think about what I want to be, what I want to do,” said Gutierrez.

Cadence Pursues Opportunities to Drive Diversity in the EDA Workforce


I recently saw a compelling ad on TV by an iconic social media company that served as an “ah-ha!” moment for me relative to the challenges that we face in electronic design automation (EDA): How can we accelerate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our workforce and, especially, in our management team.

Certainly, we’ve made great strides addressing the DEI deltas that have beset our industry. But let’s face it…EDA hasn’t had the allure of some high-tech industries like social media platforms, content providers/distributors, and consumer-device makers.

GM's Vision for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future


by Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Over two years ago, businesses were forced to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The world experienced disruptions on a massive scale, which pushed companies like General Motors to find new and more tactical ways of doing business.

MilliporeSigma and Harris Stowe State University Partner to Spark Scientific Curiosity in Students


To help introduce students to STEM early and prepare them for a potential career in the field, MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and its local partner Harris Stowe State University (HSSU), provided educational opportunities and networking experiences to Missouri middle school students through a two-week residential STEM camp.

Ørsted Celebrates £1 Million Milestone of “Skills Fund” As Winners Announced for Coastal Areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk

Since launching their community grant programme, Ørsted has awarded more than £1 million to specifically fund projects relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

The East Coast “Skills Fund” forms part of the company’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund 20-year annual commitment and is part of the community engagement programme for Ørsted’s Hornsea and Race Bank offshore wind farms, which are located off the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk coast.

Decisions have now been reached on the company’s sixth annual round and will see the £100,000 available funding to be shared between four organisations.

Qualcomm's STEM Community Partnerships: FIRST


Our ongoing collaboration with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is another important way that we’re increasing access to STEM education and investing in the development of our future workforce.

Qualcomm's STEM Community Partnerships: VentureWell


At Qualcomm, we believe that bringing talent and diversity together is key to unleashing creativity, innovation and breakthrough technologies. As part of our efforts to grow the innovation economy, we’re collaborating with organizations like VentureWell to create a pipeline of diverse inventors and patent holders.

A Bright Idea for Promoting STEM Education: Bring It Into Community Spaces

Words by Riya Anne Polcastro

A new education center at a riverfront park in Stamford, Connecticut, is connecting the community to nature and teaching applied science to promote sustainability and inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals. As climate change and biodiversity loss accelerate, motivating people to care about how their actions and career choices affect the environment is more important than ever.


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