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AECOM Wins Industry Contribution Award in British Columbia

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The British Columbia Water & Wastewater Association (BCWWA) in Canada has recognized AECOM with its 2015 “Outstanding Contribution to the BCWWA: Group or Organization” Award.

The award, which is given for significant corporate or collective contributions to the success of the BCWWA, was presented at the association’s annual conference, held this year in Kelowna.

Four AECOM employees are currently supporting BCWWA’s work, taking key leadership roles in the association.

Atlantic Copper, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Awards 35 Educational Scholarships Through its Foundation

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June 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Atlantic Copper, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, operates a copper smelting and refining complex in Huelva, Spain. 

The Atlantic Copper Foundation recently awarded 35 academic scholarships to help students fulfil their educational goals at the University of Huelva.

Scholarships were given to students pursuing bachelor and master's degrees in various fields, including early childhood education, engineering and environmental science.

Enter to Win a 5-Day #StudentAstronaut Training from Fox and Project PoSSUM

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In the fall of 2014, the Fox TV Stations debuted Xploration Station, a two-hour block of STEM-focused programming consisting of four new shows. One of those shows, Xploration Outer Space, has partnered with the nonprofit Project PoSSUM to launch the #StudentAstronaut Contest, a competition giving one high school or college student the chance to take part in a special 5-day scientist-astronaut training program.

Edison Scholar Shows Girls Can Be Engineers Too

Jennifer Villacis was recently awarded a $40,000 Edison Scholars award that will help pave her way to USC.
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Jennifer Villacis remembers the day when students in her sixth-grade class presented their “what-I-want-to-be” projects. When her turn came, Jennifer said she wanted to be an engineer, a dream her Ecuadorian mother had, but was never able to achieve.

“I saw this guy in the corner of the room say, ‘Oh, girls aren’t good in math. They can’t be engineers,’” she recalled. The other boys all laughed.  

Monsanto Company Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Company Sets Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Goal and Reports Status of Other Sustainability Commitments
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ST. LOUIS, May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. Since announcing its first sustainability commitment framework in 2008, the company has advanced its three sustainability principles: (1) improving the lives of farmers, workers and communities, (2) producing enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all, and (3) conserving Earth’s resources and preserving the natural environment.

AECOM Helps Improve the Water Quality of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour

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A culture of caring

AECOM designed and supervised the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A project to improve Victoria Harbour’s water quality — benefiting approximately six million people.

According to Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department, every day, the country’s 7-million-plus residents generate 2.6 million cubic meters (92 million cubic feet) of raw sewage — the equivalent of 1,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools — much of which is discharged into Victoria Harbour.

AECOM celebrates Safety Week 2015, significant safety improvements

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At AECOM, we understand the importance of creating a safe and healthy working environment where employees can return home safely to their family members every day.

This week, AECOM celebrated its third-annual Safety Week in honor of World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28. As part of this effort, AECOM recognizes the employees who help to drive the company’s safety culture, as well as the major safety milestones the company has achieved.

Freeport-McMoRan Provides $450,000 Grant for Teacher Preparation in Arizona

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June 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Gila Valley iTeachAZ site, a collaborative initiative between Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Eastern Arizona College (EAC), was awarded a $450,000 grant from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.

The goal of this initiative is to increase access to high quality teacher preparation programs outside of Maricopa and Pima counties in Arizona, giving students at rural community colleges access to the state’s top teacher preparation program without leaving their home communities.

Infrastructure for a Healthy Planet

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On Earth Day, AECOM shares vision for a sustainable path to human society and natural environments

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ — On the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day, AECOM has shared an illustrated vision for developing infrastructure that can address a variety of social, economic and ecological challenges to deliver broader benefits and value.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'StarTalk' Series will Premiere on Nat Geo Channel on Monday, April 20

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On Monday, April 20, renowned astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to television with StarTalk, the first ever science-focused late night talk show.

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