By Michael C. Knowlton, Professional Learning Specialist, Santa Rosa Schools
Scholarships are a valuable resource that can help ease the path to higher education. The scholarship application process is critical, but may be unfamiliar to students and their families.
As teachers, students rely on us to be a reliable support system when preparing for college, making it imperative that we help students understand how to leverage scholarships. Programs such as TGR EDU: Explore, developed by TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity, in partnership with Discovery Education, provide no-cost resources to help students prepare for college.
Charlotte Jones-Burton, Cardiovascular Development Team Lead, works not only for the heart, but from the heart.
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"You’ve got to see it, to be it.”
This quote by American activist Marian Wright Edelman embodies the personal and professional philosophy of Charlotte Jones-Burton , M.D., M.S, Cardiovascular Development Team Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Each day, Charlotte makes it her mission to put these words into practice.
When Hurricane Dorian stalled over the Bahamas islands last September, it destroyed everything in its path. The powerful Category 5 hurricane packed 355 km/hr (221 mph) wind gusts and sent a seven-meter wall of water onto the low-lying island. Buildings, homes, and the North Campus of the University of Bahamas suffered extensive damage.
Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, recently released its annual survey of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2018 (Giving in Numbers). This year, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of more than $7.9 trillion participated in the survey.
Companies and campuses both recognize the need for a diverse talent pool in STEM fields, and the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is doing something about it.
Leveraging industry mentors, funding partnerships, community engagement, and University of Michigan students, the MEZ provides entry-level and advanced robotics and engineering exposure to youth in Detroit.
A key company benefit gave Team of Experts rep Qadirah Bridgeman the boost she needed to fulfill a dream.
By Jason Adams
Qadirah Bridgeman has long had a passion for higher learning. After she graduated college with a B.S. in political studies from Adelphi University, she won a summer fellowship in public policy at Harvard.
At 22, she was well on her way to law school and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.
And then, as it so often does, life intervened. “I got pregnant and started my family,” she says now. “I realized how important it was for me to be there for them.” Which meant putting her own dream on hold, to help create new ones for her children.
Science ATL Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support Science ATL’s programs to strengthen youth engagement and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The path from Amgen Scholars to working at a major pharmaceutical company has been anything but linear for Jan Botthof. Between his undergraduate work, PhD program, and now as a trainee in the International Future Leadership Program for Product Supply at Bayer, Botthof has taken time to try different roles and figure out the best balance of science in his career. Through his journey, Botthof has learned that many career options are available to those with science skills that go beyond traditional benchwork.