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Duke Energy Teams up With Clemson University to Bring Mobile Engineering Lab to SC Middle School Students

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Duke Energy and Clemson University are hitting the road this summer behind the wheel of the Explore Mobile Lab, an innovative approach to educating middle school students across the Palmetto State about the critical and growing field of engineering. The program hopes to educate and engage young scientists and engineers who will be the future workforce for industries, such as electric utilities, that will need those skills to power communities in the 21st century. The mobile STEM lab is unique to South Carolina and was made possible by a $400,000 gift from Duke Energy.

 

SunTrust Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to 3DE National

Grant supports expansion of 3DE schools in metro Atlanta and first-time launch outside Georgia
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ATLANTA, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation today announced a three-year grant of $2 million to 3DE National to continue the nonprofit’s expansion in metro Atlanta and launch 3DE schools outside of Georgia for the first time, bringing the innovative high school model to Florida, Texas and the District of Columbia. 

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Elizabeth Mack

Meet the Founder of Freestyle Language Center
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An incurable Francophile, Elizabeth is uncommonly passionate about language learning – especially the ability of languages to connect people. She holds a Diplôme Supérieur for French business and has worked in research for the Chambre de Commerce in Grenoble, France and as Marketing Coordinator for L’Oréal, Paris. In 2007 she earned an MA in 18th c. French Literature from the University of Texas and subsequently served for five years as Professor of French at Texas State University until 2012 when she left to form Freestyle Language Center.

Chevron’s Support for Teacher Training and Mentor Programs

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Chevron is proud to partner with California State University system and provide support to their STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program, a recognized innovation in teacher preparation. The STAR Program engages aspiring and early-career teachers in cutting-edge research projects, primarily at national laboratories, and helps them translate their research experience into classroom practice

Can Summer Camps Help Close Tech’s Gender Gap?

This summer, girls across the country will head for adventures in coding, researching DNA, building robots and even making a salad — in space.
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By Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Summer camp has evolved dramatically since America’s first organized camp, the Gunnery Camp, was founded in 1861 in Connecticut to teach boys to hunt, fish and shoot. It set the model for the kind of summers many remember from childhood:  An oasis in the wilderness, slathered in sunscreen and bug spray shooting bows and arrows, braiding friendship bracelets and competing in canoe races. But times have changed.

Merck Partners with INROADS to Launch College Links

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Merck hosted the next generation of talent recently when a group of high school students toured the company’s Kenilworth site as part of the INROADS College Links program. Merck partnered with INROADS, an international nonprofit organization that prepares talented, diverse youth for corporate and community leadership, to launch College Links in Newark, New Jersey earlier this year.

JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Initiative Lands in New York City Placing Free Book Vending Machines in Each of the Five Boroughs

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  • JetBlue Invites Customers, Crewmembers and the Community to Share #BookDrop Moments and Inspire Book Donations to Communities in Need
  • JetBlue Welcomes Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, as the Latest Soar with Reading Partner and Ambassador
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  • JetBlue Invites Customers, Crewmembers and the Community to Share #BookDrop Moments and Inspire Book Donations to Communities in Need
  • JetBlue Welcomes Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, as the Latest Soar with Reading Partner and Ambassador

“Go Skateboarding Day” for Good: eBay and The Skateroom Partner on Exclusive Artist-Designed Skateboard Sale for Charity

By: eBay News Team
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Shoppers can own one-of-a-kind decks bearing designs by Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol and more.

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Shoppers can own one-of-a-kind decks bearing designs by Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol and more.

Robotics Grant Gets Gears Turning at Inner-City Middle School

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For students at one Wichita, Kansas, middle school, robotics education just got a lot more hands-on thanks to the diligence and dedication of teacher Brian Campbell.

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