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Qualcomm's Angela Baker: How to Ensure Equal Access to 5G Technology

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Qualcomm's Head of Corporate Responsibility Angela Baker explains how 5G is being made available to underserved communities.

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Atonix Digital, McEnery Automation Team Up to Broaden Reach of APM Software

Strategic partnership centers on reselling Atonix Digital Asset Performance Management (APM) software to asset-intensive industries
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Atonix Digital has partnered with St. Louis-based McEnery Automation to resell Atonix Digital’s line of asset performance management (APM) products and solutions powered by the ASSET360® analytics platform.

Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Walmart.org and Microsoft Philanthropies Partner to Increase Inclusion in the Technology Sector through Computer Science Education

Grants totaling $3 million for CodePath.org will triple campus locations offering industry-informed computer science curriculum, and support 7,000 diverse students pursuing technology careers
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NEW YORK, November 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Walmart.org and Microsoft Philanthropies today announced a collective $3 million investment to deliver industry-informed computer science curriculum at 150 college campuses nationwide, and support women and students of color studying and pursuing careers in technology.

Arrow Electronics Fosters Next Generation of Inventors

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CENTENIAL, Colo. November 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A technology to reduce the infection risks associated with kidney dialysis has won an annual innovation prize sponsored by Arrow Electronics and the Collegiate Inventors Competition

The Johns Hopkins University student team won the Arrow Electronics People’s Choice Award for developing PeritoneX, which uses a syringe-based mechanism to disinfect peritoneal dialysis systems. 

Educators: It’s Time to Close the “Homework Gap”

The digital divide has left millions of students in this country at a great disadvantage. Project 10Million aims to fix that.
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While seven in ten teachers in the U.S. assign online homework to students, roughly 15 percent of the 35 million households in America with children don’t have internet access at home. This aspect of the digital divide in this country has created the “homework gap,” with studies showing that students without home internet access have a consistent pattern of lower scores in reading, math and science.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month—What We Have Learned

Reviewing our Cybersecurity Awareness Month tips and resources to help keep you and your business safe online
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As we wrap up Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we hope you learned some new skills and committed to learning more to stay safe online—helping to protect you, clients, vendors, and your family from evolving cyberthreats.

Accenture and Save the Children Help Youth Envision New Careers

Together, we developed and are testing Better Careers Through Extended Reality (BecaXR)—an augmented and virtual reality tool that helps students and out-of-school youth visualize potential career paths.
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Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative focuses our expertise in growing talent to address the global need to close skills gaps and prepare individuals to get a job or build a business.

With nonprofit Save the Children, a Skills to Succeed partner, we developed BecaXR, an immersive mobile phone application that allows young job seekers to see—and prepare for—better careers.

Linking Passion to Purpose with Virtual Field Trips

by Josh Prater, United States History Teacher at Pasadena ISD – Sam Rayburn High School
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Simply say the words ‘field’ and ‘trip’ in front of a classroom of students, and the excitement becomes visible. While teachers have always known the value that field trips bring, we also are familiar with the logistical planning and budgeting that goes into them. 

Black & Veatch Prepares First Cohort for Public Spotlight at Demo Day

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Seven innovative businesses that make up the first cohort of the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator are preparing to take their business models public in three weeks. And you can be there to get a peek at the future.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month—Protect IT: Maintain Your Digital Profile

Protecting yourself and your business from becoming cybercrime victims
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To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim, you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile.

Your every click, share, send, and post creates a digital trail that cybercriminals can exploit. Limit public Wi-Fi use whenever possible and be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and reduce cybercrimes.

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