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Fox and Microsoft Announce 'The Martian' STEM Design Contest with $25,000 Prize

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On Tuesday, September 15, 20th Century Fox and Microsoft announced the Hacking Mars Design Challenge, a unique online science and technology competition developed exclusively around the upcoming Fox film The Martian to drive interest in STEM subjects. The winning team will collect a $25,000 grand prize and travel to Microsoft to experience the company's HoloLens technology.

In Memoriam: Robert Sedlack

Remembering the life and design contributions of an Ideas That Matter grant recipient, Robert Sedlack
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We dedicate this blog post to honor the life and design contributions of an Ideas that Matter grant recipient, Robert Sedlack, who passed away earlier this month. Robert was an award-winning designer, respected professor and leader in the design community. His academic research was focused on the life-changing impact that design can have when applied appropriately and collaboratively to social betterment problems. Robert used the research results, in combination with his personal passion and design professionalism, to achieve social and cultural advancement on the world stage.

New Infographic: How Fair Trade Empowers Women

For every Fair Trade CertifiedTM product you buy, you’re helping to uplift women in the workforce and improve entire communities.
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Share this infographic to encourage others to support women through their Fair Trade purchases.

Bloomberg and Learning with State-of-the-Art Technology

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now. 

On a recent visit to Singapore, Bloomberg Chairman Peter Grauer inaugurated the launch of Stamford American International School (SAIS)‘s Innovation center – the first high school in Asia to collaborate with Bloomberg on curriculum design and technology.

Ideas that Matter: EducationSuperHighway

Sappi's past Ideas that Matter grant winner
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Past Sappi Ideas that Matter grant winner EducationSuperHighway is the leading non-profit focused on upgrading Internet infrastructure to enable digital learning in America's K-12 public schools. Check out their story.

America's schools need an upgrade. Digital learning can transform education, but it requires robust broadband. And today, 40 million students don't have the speed they need. That's 72% of all K-12 students in the US.

Sappi North America Opens 2015 'Ideas that Matter' Call for Entries

15th Annual Grant Program Enables Social Good through Creative Design
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BOSTON, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ Sappi North America today officially announced its call for 2015 Ideas that Matter grant proposals, inviting designers to show the world how design, specifically print, can play an important role in changing lives for the better.

Fifteen & Counting

Cheryl Heller’s presentation charts Sappi's Ideas that Matter's history and impact, as well as the evolving path of social design
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I’m very proud of the social responsibility platform that Sappi supports. My company focuses on three critical groups: communities, customers and employees. Part of our customer outreach includes the Sappi Ideas that Matter grant program, which awards grants to designers who help nonprofit organizations make a meaningful difference in the communities they support by using their skills, creativity and design thinking.

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