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Comcast Announces Initiative With Dell Technologies to Help Close Digital Divide

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Companies to give thousands of free laptops to low-income students and seniors; Dell Technologies also to fund computer lab upgrades at nonprofits across the United States. In eight years, Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program has connected more than eight million people — from two million households — to the Internet at home, including 600,000 in Texas.

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Companies to give thousands of free laptops to low-income students and seniors; Dell Technologies also to fund computer lab upgrades at nonprofits across the United States. In eight years, Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program has connected more than eight million people — from two million households — to the Internet at home, including 600,000 in Texas.

Comcast Announces Largest Ever Expansion of Its Internet Essentials Program

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Three million newly eligible households include those with disabilities and seniors. In eight years, the program has now connected more than eight million people from two million households to the internet at home.

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Three million newly eligible households include those with disabilities and seniors. In eight years, the program has now connected more than eight million people from two million households to the internet at home.

Schneider Electric Announces Go Green in the City 2019 North American Regional Finals Winner

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  • Team WellPower from Princeton University will represent the United States in the Global Finals
  • Team WellPower selected from 7 semi-finalist students from across North America
  • Winning idea focused on community-scale solar-powered water filtration systems for African markets
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  • Team WellPower from Princeton University will represent the United States in the Global Finals
  • Team WellPower selected from 7 semi-finalist students from across North America
  • Winning idea focused on community-scale solar-powered water filtration systems for African markets

An Udderly Amazing STEM Day at ON Semiconductor

by Billie Johnson
Blog

How does a herd of tech professionals and engineers divide 290 students for an on-site field trip?

With a Cow-culator.

Or at ON Semiconductor in June, with five Cowculators. Three engineers, an operations manager and an administrative assistant donned cow suits to welcome an unprecedented number of students to the Pocatello, Idaho factory for an extensive day of STEM investigation and discovery.

Why the cows you may ask?

How Gen Z Is Redefining Their World Through Technology

As the oldest members of Generation Z graduate into adulthood, they bring with them a fluid sense of where technology fits into our lives and what we can do with it.
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By Stacy Rapacon

For Baby Boomers, it was the personal computer; for Gen X, the World Wide Web; and for Millennials, the mobile technology explosion. Each of these generations saw their lives transformed by new technology. For Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2012 — seemingly with smartphones in hand — there is a  twist. Instead of a key wave of technology defining a generation, this first generation of actual digital natives is redefining technology. 

Try, Try Again: Failure as a Building Block of STEM Success

By Kelli Recher, Science Educator, Marshall Math Science Academy, Harrisburg School District, Harrisburg, Pa. (@kellirecher)
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"I have not failed, not once. I've discovered ten thousand ways that don't work." – Thomas Edison

Breaking Barriers in STEM with National Grid

by Kate Sease Grants Manager
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Girls Inc. of Worcester is one of six Girls Inc. affiliates that participates in Girls Inc. and National Grid’s innovative STEM partnership. Since 2011, National Grid has generously provided funding to support impactful STEM programming and experiences to thousands of girls in the Northeast.

To hear more about the direct impact National Grid’s support has on Girls Inc. girls, we spoke to Brenda Nikas-Hayes, the Director of Eureka! STEM & Leadership program at Girls Inc. of Worcester. Brenda shared how her team is preparing girls to pursue STEM education and careers!

Computational Thinking Helps Students Learn Language Basics in D.C. Public Schools

By Sarah Elwell, Librarian at McKinley Technology High School (@McKinleyTechLib)
Blog

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

10 Out of 10 for Fab Lab Opening in Houston

Blog

Chevron and its partners, the Fab Foundation and BakerRipley, recently celebrated the grand opening of its tenth fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab). Located at the BakerRipley East Aldine Campus in Houston, the Chevron-supported facility has been in planning for two years and will serve as a technical resource for K-12 students, university students and the entire community.

Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education Award $50,000 in Grants and Prizes to “Innovation Generation Contest” Grand Prize Winners

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New Nationwide Contest Awards New Jersey’s William Davies Middle School and Nebraska’s St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School $25,000 Each to Build State-of-the-Art Stanley Black & Decker Makerspaces

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New Nationwide Contest Awards New Jersey’s William Davies Middle School and Nebraska’s St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School $25,000 Each to Build State-of-the-Art Stanley Black & Decker Makerspaces

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