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Arrow Electronics Helps Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt Regain Independence Two Decades After Accident Leaves Him Paralyzed

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“To me, driving is freedom.”

On Jan. 6, 2000, a racing accident left IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt paralyzed from the shoulders down.

Twenty years later, Schmidt is driving again at speeds up to 192 mph. To help Schmidt reclaim his independence and drive again, engineers at Arrow Electronics modified a Chevrolet Corvette to create a smart, connected vehicle that he can operate safely and independently.

Rayuwa: Translating John Deere’s Purpose Into Practice

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“We work with, fund, and have seen lots of other programs. We have never seen anything like Rayuwa. It is truly integrated.  The progress the Rayuwa team has made in just a few months and the level of engagement by the community is incredible.
This is the standard.”  — JACQUES TAYLOR, Managing Director, John Deere Sub-Saharan Africa 

John Deere, PYXERA Global, the Government of Nigeria, and rural Nigerian communities share a vision—to achieve a food secure and prosperous Nigeria. To translate purpose into practice, John Deere and PYXERA Global created the Rayuwa program.

Screen Time: How Much Is Too Much?

Screens are an increasing fact of family life — the average age kids get their first mobile phone is now 10.3 years — but all of us need to power-down from time to time. Here’s how to keep digital insanity at bay for a healthier, happier family life.
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With the launch last year of Apple’s Screen Time feature, many of us learned that our current screen time habits are rather eye-opening, to say the least. What’s more? They’ve gone up over the years and are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

FCA Joins Plug and Play and MMSDC Partnership Creating Mobility Innovation Hub in Detroit

‘Plug and Play Detroit powered by AmplifyD’ will provide streamlined access to an ecosystem of hundreds of technology startups, with an emphasis on women and minorities
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., January 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – FCA today announced that it will join a partnership formed between Plug and Play, the largest global innovation platform for startups and corporations, and the 

Newsweek Names Tetra Tech One of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020

Continuing our commitment to our corporate social responsibility and sustainability goals
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Newsweek recognized Tetra Tech as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020.

Tetra Tech was among 300 firms selected for the list out of more than 2,000 companies evaluated. We also ranked among the top 10 companies in the Professional Services category. This accomplishment was achieved through our continued commitment to our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

Breathing New Life Into Old Lab Equipment

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In light of growing concern over the accumulation of single-use and disposable products, new recycling solutions have emerged. MilliporeSigma’s Biopharma Recycling Program uses a process from waste management company Triumvirate Environmental to recycle “bioreactor, buffer and sampling bags (multilayered films), and assemblies and filters,” says Jacqueline Ignacio, global manager, customer sustainability solutions at MilliporeSigma.

Partnering Early Helps Transportation Agencies Deliver More Value for Travelers

By: David S. Blaisdell, Senior Manager, Bechtel Enterprises (BEn)
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In the past 10-15 years, public agencies have increasingly partnered with the private sector to build and run major new transportation projects, typically through what is commonly known as Public-Private Partnerships, or P3s. In a P3, private-sector partners, either a single company or more often a consortium, are selected through a competitive procurement process to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFOM) the infrastructure, typically for the construction period plus an operating period of 25 years or longer.  The private sector also invests equity and raises financing.

Booz Allen Expands Its Colorado Footprint—and Space Capabilities

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The Denver metropolitan area is a leader in space and defense, with over 21,000 people employed in the industry. With the opening of its new Aurora office, Booz Allen will add even more.

The new 10,000 square foot office— along with planned data science job openings in the coming year - are part of a larger push to expand Booz Allen’s space and defense operations. 

Accommodating an expanding practice

Year in Review: How Booz Allen Strengthened Its Commitment to STEM

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Among adults 25 and older employed in STEM jobs, only 9 percent are black and 7 percent Hispanic, according to Pew Research Center. The percentages in engineering are 5 percent black and 8 percent Hispanic.

In 2019, Booz Allen strengthened its commitment to changing those figures and cultivating the next generation of STEM professionals.

Award-winning mentorship

Blockchain: Implications and Use Cases for the EPC Industry

By: Cyril Merienne, Innovation Implementation Lead
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By now, most of us have heard of BitCoin in some context, maybe from your tech-savvy friend or the news story about the guy who lost $127 million USD of the crypto-currency after accidentally throwing his hard drive in the garbage.

But BitCoin and its usefulness as a currency are really a product of the technology behind it, known as “blockchain.”

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