The partnerships address the root cause of persistent inequities by creating opportunity for economic advancement
DUBLIN and MINNEAPOLIS, January 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Medtronic Foundation today announced 13 new partnerships with leading organizations serving underrepresented and underserved K-12 students in Minnesota, Northern California and Puerto Rico. Partnerships will address the root cause of persistent inequities by creating opportunity for economic advancement and improving lives through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.
Opening Doors for Students and the Possibilities of a STEM Career
As a middle school math teacher in Woodbridge, Virginia, Dr. Arik King saw firsthand how boys of color trailed their peers in test scores, attendance, and graduation rates—part of an alarming and persistent national trend. Knowing the potential of his students, he designed an after-school program that provided focus and consistent guidance from adult mentors through engaging technology projects.
ReLaunch Program Offers Flexibility, Support to Professionals Who Paused Careers
When her son was 5 years old, Meredith Hasler left her career in the aviation industry to focus on her family.
A few years later, she considered seeking another tech job but wondered if the break in her career history — and her decision to pursue a different career path in Information Technology — would limit her.
Together with Discovery Education, Panasonic to help promote STEM Forward Program
Las Vegas, NV, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 /3BL Media/ – To inspire student innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”), Panasonic Corporation of North America (“Panasonic”) is partnering with 3-time Olympian, 15-time World Champion, 10-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer, and proud STEM advocate Katie Ledecky to launch the STEM Forward educational initiative and engaged Discovery Education to help make this educational program a reality.
FORT WORTH, Texas, January 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The American Airlines CR Smith Museum was awarded the 2021 Million Women Mentors — Texas Stand Up for STEM Educational Organization award. The award recognizes the museum’s commitment to empowering young girls to pursue STEM careers through educational programs. According to the United States Census Bureau, women made up nearly half of the U.S. workforce in 2019, but only 27% of STEM professionals.
Kally Hodgson, vice president, Global Sourcing, is being recognized by The Manufacturing Institute - MI as a recipient of the ninth-annual Women in Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead award.
The STEP Ahead Award honors women at all manufacturing levels who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their careers.
High school students visited New Holland site for an in-depth look at real world STEM
CNH Industrial brand New Holland Agriculture opened the doors to its New Holland campus in November to 80 high school students as part of the STEM@Work series, a new initiative developed by employees to promote career awareness in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
To continue to lead in diversity and foster an inclusive environment for women in STEM, we need to continue to listen and respond to the needs of our employees and customers.
By Margherita Fontana, Global Strategic Planning & Governance Procurement Director & Global WIN Chair
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) awards are a prestigious recognition for individuals making significant contributions to the advancement of women in engineering and the STEM industries (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). SWE Individual Awards seek to recognize individuals and groups who support the core values of the Society: Integrity, Inclusive Environment, Mutual Support, Professional Excellence and Trust.
For Dr. Brandon Marin, a job like researching semiconductors at Intel was “a childhood dream.” But as he prepared for his job interview, he knew there was a good chance he would never achieve it. Brandon had a criminal record and had struggled with addiction in the past. Many employers wouldn’t hire someone with his background.