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JetBlue Foundation e-Newsletter Fall Edition: Celebrating Girls in Aviation Day Every Day

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The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates 'Girls in Aviation Day' Every Day

The JetBlue Foundation encourages aviation-related education and helps ignites interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, especially among communities traditionally underrepresented in these areas. Two of the JetBlue Foundation's signature programs introduce young girls to careers in aviation and STEM – Fly Like a Girl and Project Scientist STEM Expedition Academy.

United to Host Record Number of Events Promoting Aviation Career Opportunities for Women

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CHICAGO, October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ United Airlines is celebrating Women in Aviation International's annual Girls in Aviation Day with an airline record total of 14 locations around the world. On Oct. 2 and Oct. 5, more than 500 girls from various non-profit organizations are joining United for hands-on experiences and to learn from women about various career opportunities available in aviation, with a focus on non-traditionally female roles.

Vending Machines That Dispense Books: A Creative Solution to the 'Summer Slide'

Words by Susan Neuman
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This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

As the school year gets into full swing, students all over the country are excitedly telling their classmates and teachers how they spent their summer vacations. For thousands of kids in New York City, that story now includes plenty of time spent with free books from JetBlue’s Soar with Reading program. This summer, JetBlue placed free book vending machines in areas identified as “book deserts” in every New York City borough including two in Queens. 

Call for Teen Filmmakers: Toyota and Discovery Education Announce National Video Challenge to Promote Safe Driving Habits

2020 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Opens for Entry through Feb. 26: Winner to Receive $15,000 and Opportunity to Work with a Discovery Film Crew to Produce TV-Ready PSA
Press Release

Silver Spring, Md. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  A national video challenge for highschool students to encourage their peers to avoid distractions and stay safe behind the wheel opened this week. 

UN Women Strengthens Partnership With HP to Expand Digital Learning Opportunities for Women and Girls

Press Release

NEW YORK CITY – September 24, 2019 - /3BL Media/ – On September 23, 2019, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and HP Vice President and Managing Director for Africa Elisabeth Moreno signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in five priority countries: Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco.

Turning ‘Girls Who Code’ Into Women Who Work at Viacom

Viacom’s multi-year tech internship program helps young women launch careers.
Blog

By Stuart Winchester

Lauren Clark and Emily Lo have a lot in common. Both entered Viacom’s Girls Who Code summer immersion program in 2015, its inaugural year. Both just wrapped up their third year of the company’s long-term internship program. And both major in computer science-related fields at upstate New York colleges.

And in multiple years of college-level technology instruction at two separate institutions, each has had exactly one female professor.

This All-Girls Charter School Is Out to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

By Ellen R. Delisio
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This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

The recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing meant the resurrection of images depicting NASA’s anxious mission-control analysts, almost all of whom were white males, sporting white shirts, black ties and crewcuts. As far as 1969 viewers were concerned, rocket scientist was a job for men with bad haircuts.

Mentorship Changes the Game in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

by Maggie Kohn
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This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

It’s amazing to see what can happen when an adult and a child spend 30 uninterrupted minutes together with a book. 

Kotex #SHECAN Fund Turns Ambition into Action

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Aina Anirah, a Malaysian college student, has been able to pursue her dream she never thought possible because of the Malaysian Kotex #SHECAN Fund. Through the Kotex Malaysia website, the #SHECAN fund invited women to submit an online application with details about their passion and awarded winners with funding to turn their ambition into action. The money that Aina received is allowing her to pursue her dream of being a dancer, a brass ring that, for lack of money, would have been eternally out of her reach. 

Discovery Education and STEMROBO Technologies Announce Partnership Supporting STEM Education Across India

New Agreement Empowers STEMROBO to Sell Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services to Indian Public and Private Schools
Press Release

Silver Spring, MD, September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ Discovery Education, the leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide, today announced a new agreement with the India-based education technology company STEMROBO Technologies supporting STEM education across South Asia.  Through this new agreement, the STEMROBO team is now empowered to sell Discovery Ed

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