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A Lesson in STEM: When a Teacher Becomes Student, It’s a Game Changer

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When an opportunity in STEM education presents itself, the unknown can be a barrier or a game changer. But it all depends on how you look at it. In this case, the unknown was unavoidable and it was the very thing one school needed to embrace. Here is how one teacher turned the unknown into a game changer for her school. 

How a Research-Driven Approach to Drones Can Help Us Save Lives

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This post was written by guest blogger Gemma Alcock. Gemma is an award-winning innovator and respected thought-leader in the use of drones for emergency response and public safety. Gemma was recently selected in a prestigious competition as the woman making the most difference in drones for search and rescue (SAR) around the world, receiving the title of the ‘Woman to Watch in UAS 2018.’ She is truly committed to and passionate about creating a future in which drones will routinely be a tool for saving lives

Why Empowering Female Designers Can Improve Health Outcomes

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This post was written by guest blogger Dr. Ramanujam who is the Robert W. Carr Professor of Biomedical Engineering, a faculty member in the Global Health Institute and Dept. Pharmacology and Cell Biology and the founding director of the Center of Global Women’s Health Technologies at Duke University. This article is part of a series on the power of technology in helping crisis-affected populations. To learn more, sign up for a free webinar in our Women Rock IT series here.

Reflections on Cisco Leader Day 2019

By Kip Compton, SVP, Cloud Platform and Solutions Group
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I recently had a great experience attending Cisco’s third annual Leader Day which happened to fall on a pretty historic day for us — the day Cisco was named the #1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Places to Work. We took a moment to celebrate this exciting recognition, but then dove in to the full day’s session.

Multiply It: Fostering Diversity & Inclusion

By Lynne Doherty, Senior VP, US Commercial Sales
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Last month, the Business Roundtable modernized its principles on the role of a corporation. The purpose for many corporations now encompasses this list: value for customers, investing in employees, fostering diversity and inclusion, dealing fairly and ethically with suppliers, supporting the communities in which we work, and protecting the environment.

How an Animated Series is Turning Phoenix-area Students and Teachers into Social Entrepreneurs

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In May 2019, 10 schools and over 250 students came together in Phoenix, Arizona for the Global Problem Solver Showcase and Competition. The winner? A new type of IoT device that helps to deter drunk driving. The inventors? A team of three middle schoolers.

Techno-Conservation Part One: A Symposium Bringing Together Conservationists, Technologists, and Academics

By Carlos Pignataro, CTO, Distinguished Engineer
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This blog was co-written with Dave Ward, SVP, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco

“If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.”

- Proverb, believed to be of African origins.

Why a “Conscious Culture” Matters

By Ron Ricci
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The first time I heard Cisco’s Chief People Officer (CPO) Fran Katsoudas talk about a “conscious culture” I have to admit I already thought I was conscious of the culture around me.

Cisco and Innogy Develop Concept for Climate-Neutral Energy Supply

By Alex Hills
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The joint project “SmartQuart” by innogy, the Co-Innovation Center Cisco openBerlin and eight other partners was selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics as one of 20 winners of the “Reallabore der Energiewende” competition. In the cities of Essen and Bedburg in Nordrhein-Westfalen and Kaisersesch in Rheinland-Pfalz, the proposed project will network individual city districts within themselves and with each other.

Cisco Makes Progress on Sustainability Goals in North Carolina

By Andy Smith
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One year ago, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality and zero waste at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. RTP is a growing campus in a regional innovation hub, surrounded by leading research universities and clean technology ventures. This makes RTP a perfect place to test ways to tackle sustainability issues within Cisco’s real estate operations, including energy, water and waste. Here’s what we’ve been doing in the last fiscal year (FY19) to make progress toward these goals:

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