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Verizon Innovative Learning Expands to 100 New Schools

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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NEW YORK, January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) celebrates the International Day of Education, honoring education as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and celebrating the role of equitable education in empowering people, preserving the planet, building prosperity and fostering peace.

Qualcomm Wireless Reach Program Nominated for United Nations’ Prestigious WSIS Prizes 2020

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We are excited to share that our Wireless Reach program in Senegal was nominated for the United Nations' prestigious WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society Process) Prizes award. 

Please take a minute to vote for Qualcomm and FHI 360's Wireless Solutions for Fisheries in Senegal initiative (C7 E-Agriculture) before January 24. Instructions on how to vote can be found in the video above. 

About the WSIS Prizes contest 

Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ Is Creating the Next Generation of Inventors

By Matt Parke
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Qualcomm for Good STEM initiatives are designed to promote a​nd improve STEM education at all levels and to expand upon opportunities for underrepresented students. Our Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ inspires students of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to imagine future careers in STEM by designing an invention that uses an Internet of Things solution to solve real-world problems.

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Qualcomm for Good STEM initiatives are designed to promote a​nd improve STEM education at all levels and to expand upon opportunities for underrepresented students. Our Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ inspires students of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to imagine future careers in STEM by designing an invention that uses an Internet of Things solution to solve real-world problems.

Arrow Electronics Helps Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt Regain Independence Two Decades After Accident Leaves Him Paralyzed

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“To me, driving is freedom.”

On Jan. 6, 2000, a racing accident left IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt paralyzed from the shoulders down.

Twenty years later, Schmidt is driving again at speeds up to 192 mph. To help Schmidt reclaim his independence and drive again, engineers at Arrow Electronics modified a Chevrolet Corvette to create a smart, connected vehicle that he can operate safely and independently.

Booz Allen Expands Its Colorado Footprint—and Space Capabilities

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The Denver metropolitan area is a leader in space and defense, with over 21,000 people employed in the industry. With the opening of its new Aurora office, Booz Allen will add even more.

The new 10,000 square foot office— along with planned data science job openings in the coming year - are part of a larger push to expand Booz Allen’s space and defense operations. 

Accommodating an expanding practice

A Cleveland School is the First to Receive Verizon 5G

By: Taiia Smart Young
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Khalid Jennings’ eyes are hidden behind a VR headset as he grips and maneuvers controllers with both hands. He’s focused on correctly arranging planets in the solar system. Confident, Khalid circles the galaxy to “grab” Mars and place it between Earth and Jupiter.

Hands down, VR is his favorite activity in the 5G Innovation Learning Lab at Entrepreneurship Prep (Cliffs Campus). “VR is really cool because it’s like stepping into a n­­ew universe,” Khalid says, sticking his face into the virtual sun for fun. “It feels like technology on top of technology.”

Dallas-Area Teens Receive the ‘Gift of Tech’ From Comerica Bank This Holiday Season

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Comerica Bank surprised 22 Dallas-area high school students from the Project Still I Rise Urban Scholars Program with technology packs at their holiday community service project on Thursday evening.  The students decorated Buckeye Commons Head Start, a school where they often serve, and later were presented with personal laptops and accompanying accessories (bag and mouse) and service plans as a reward for their hard work and dedication in the classroom and community.

Will Automation Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing and Tech?

With automation and AI on the rise, companies who reskill their workforce can open doors for women across many industries.
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By Veronica Lara 

Maggie Warren, a process technician at the fiber optic cable manufacturer AFL Global, can see the future. She’s responsible for buying and maintaining the manufacturing parts and equipment her company uses, and she knows that automation is fundamentally changing her industry — and potentially, her job. But she isn’t worried.  

IBMers Build STEM Skills in One of Latin America's Fastest Growing Tech Economies

By Selma Pacheco Jimenez
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Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking economy in Latin America and has one of the region’s fastest growing tech industries. More than one-third of our population is under 25 years old, and we graduate over 120,000 engineers a year. VC activity is strong, with an increase of 61% in the number of deals over 2017.

Tetra Tech GIS Analyst and Team Complete Tidal Flooding Awareness Project

Completing Blue Line Project awareness program to better understand linkage between tidal flooding and sea rise
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Kellie Burdick, a Tetra Tech GIS analyst and Old Dominion University (ODU) masters student, led a group of fellow students, staff, and researchers to complete the Blue Line Project in Norfolk, Virginia, on October 27, 2019.

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