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Qualcomm Continues Inspiring Underrepresented Students to Explore STEM Education by Expanding the Reach of the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Nationwide

Following the Success in Engaging with Thousands of Students Through Hands-on Engineering and Career Exploration Activities, Qualcomm Offers the Thinkabit Lab Toolkit Free-of-charge to Schools, Libraries, Universities and Businesses in the U.S.
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May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/- In an effort to reach beyond the more than 12,000 students, teachers and parents who have visited the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ since its opening in 2014 at the Company’s headquarters, Qualcomm Incorporated announced today the launch of the Thinkabit Lab Toolkit to be offered free-of-charge to organizations interested in creating sustainable and scalable STEM programs, such as school districts, libraries, businesses and universities across the U.S.

Cisco System Engineers Help Veterans’ Families Stay Connected

by Michael Veysey
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Pete Sawyer is a systems engineer at Cisco. He’s a military veteran, having served seven years in the United States Army. He’s also a global problem solver, using decades of military and IT experience to make a difference in his local community.

Through his volunteer work with the Fisher House Foundation, Pete is ensuring veterans’ families stay connected while their loved ones receive necessary medical treatment.

Girls Power Tech: Inspiring Young Women Around the Globe

by Megan DePorter Zeishner, Community Relations Program Manager
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Girls Power Tech (GPT) was an amazing experience this year. Through our sites around the world and unwavering support of our global executive sponsors, Kelly Kramer & Ruba Borno, a global team worked together to inspire the next generation of innovators, taking science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to the next level.

This year’s Girls Power Tech featured 90 Cisco offices in 50 countries across the world hosting nearly 6,000 students, 1,689 volunteers, and more than 15,000 mentoring hours! The impact continues to grow.

5 Reasons to Study Networking Technology Now

by Gary Coman, Engineering and Development Lead, Cisco Networking Academy
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Everywhere in the world, technology is changing the way we live and work. As director of engineering with the Cisco Networking Academy program, I am part of a global community dedicated to training the next generation of students who can build networks, develop apps, secure devices, and analyze data. Combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, these digital skills can help you stand out in the job market, forget your own path, and even empower you to do work with a purpose.

Vodacom and Cisco Commit to Empower Young People Through Technology

BRAND VOICE | This year’s theme for the 2017 Cisco Networking Academy Instructor Conference held at Vodacom World in Midrand was “There’s Never Been a Better Time to Build the Digital Workforce”.
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Fittingly, the Vodacom Foundation has again committed to train unemployed young people across the country in information and communication technology (ICT) to nurture digital skills and help propel Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Speaking at the official opening of the conference, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub said: "The new evolution today is digitalisation. Our noble ambition is to be a leading digital company that contributes to transforming the government's programmes such as health, education, municipal services, and safety and security.

Girls Power Tech Brings Digital Skills to Life in Berlin

by Carsten Johnson, CSR Consultant, Cisco Corporate Affairs & Cisco Berlin Girls Power Tech Site Lead
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On April 27, my Cisco Berlin colleagues and I had the pleasure of celebrating International #GirlsInICTDay as a part of Cisco’s Girls Power Tech (GPT) initiative.

HP, Graham Windham and the Hamilton Connection: Changing Students' Lives With Technology

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Educators and policy-makers know that personal technology and broadband access are game-changers when it comes to improving outcomes for students – but far too many of the schools they attend lack the resources to provide them. 

But for students who face significant challenges in their home lives, access to technology inside the classroom can help bridge the digital divide.

Teachers and Technology are the Tools for the Future of STEM

Cisco encourages students to pursue STEM, and teachers help carry technology forward—see how the company invests in connected education.
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Cisco's passion for STEM education is highlighted by the company's efforts around Corporate Social Responsibility. In particular, Cisco invites young women from around the world into its offices each year to celebrate Girls Power Tech—an initiative to encourage girls to explore the fields of STEM in academia and career. 

UK to Equip 6,000 Underprivileged with Digital Skills, for Free

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It’s 2017, so you might imagine that in the United Kingdom, all citizens have access to technology. Sadly, that’s not the case, but the government is working to change that with a five-year plan.

The UK government has a little-known program with big impact called Digital Strategy. The program sets the vision and policy actions for the country’s digital economy for the next five years.

Why Technology in the Classroom is About More Than Just the Tools

by Cynthia Temesi, Executive Education Consultant, with contributions from Carmen A Rahm, Assistant Superintendent & Chief Information Officer, Kent School District
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When it comes to thoughtfully placing technology into the classroom and the curriculum, it’s about more than just providing the tools.

Kent School District in Kent, Washington knows firsthand about the shift from giving students and educators technology access, to providing them with the right technology access and skills to empower learning. They recently underwent a multi-step visioning process to drive this shift. To do so, they hosted a Tech Summit for students, educators, administrators and community members.

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