Learning New Ways to Engage Students with Technology

Thanks to VILS training, teachers at Assabet Vocational High School engage students in an entirely new way.

Alexia Forhan helped bring cutting-edge technology to Assabet Vocational High School in Marlborough, Massachusetts and helped push her students to new heights — all because of a fight over a phone.

During the past school year, Forhan saw two students on the verge of a hallway fight. Tempers flared, but a simple threat shut down the fight: “I’m going to take your phone and crush it,” said one. The student with the phone immediately backed down.

Using Technology to Level the Academic Playing Field

High tech lessons spark passion and confidence at Niemes Elementary School

Meg Jimenez knew that education was changing, and she was determined to propel Niemes Elementary School into the technological age. As a member of the first 12 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, Jimenez, principal of the Cerritos, California school, was prepared to help her teachers adapt the way they taught. New tools would require a new approach. But what she came to learn was that new technology did more than change the lessons. It changed the kids.

Accenture Launches Future Technology Leaders Initiative to Advance Stem Education

Company teams with more than 35 universities in 20 countries
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NEW YORK, January 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Accenture today launched its Future Technology Leaders initiative, a global effort to support undergraduate interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and increase both the number of students with STEM degrees and their employability.

Safety from the Start at Central-Wan Chai Bypass Project in Hong Kong


Intended to alleviate existing traffic congestion and accommodate anticipated traffic growth, the US$4.6-billion Central-Wan Chai Bypass project will include a 4.5-kilometer-long (2.8-mile-long), dual-three-lane trunk road and a tunnel running along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island.

Given the project’s enormous scale and complexity, AECOM’s Safety, Health & Environment team has played a key role ensuring the safety of construction workers, site employees and the general public.

The New Port Project: Importing Safety Best Practices into Qatar


Already hailed as one of the world’s largest “greenfield” port-development projects, Qatar’s New Port Project (NPP) will span a 26.5-square-kilometer (10.2-square-mile) area — including the new port, a modern Naval Base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, and a new canal for the planned Qatar Economic Zone 3.

AECOM has served as program manager since 2008, and the company's core safety philosophy — that proper identification, elimination and minimization of risks can prevent all injuries — has been critical to the NPP’s continued progress.

Siemens Partners with AECOM and Bechtel for the U.S. Army’s $7-Billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production Program


In April 2012, the White House announced that the Defense Department was making one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history, by setting a goal to deploy 3 gigawatts of renewable energy — including solar, wind, biomass or geothermal — on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025.

Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., the prime contractor, along with partners AECOM and Bechtel have been awarded four contracts to help the U.S. Army meet its goal of 1 gigawatt of that total — enough energy to power 250,000 homes.

Global Cities: Our Best Hope for a Sustainable Future

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM

Each of you has likely been involved in a meeting with the following characteristics:

Verizon Announces Best-in-State Student Teams in National App Challenge

Middle, High School Students Now in Running to Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge Aimed at Boosting Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
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NEW YORK, January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Eighty-one teams of creative middle and high school students have earned the title Best in State in the second Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities.

AECOM Receives 2013 Platts Award of Excellence

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that it was named a 2013 Platts Award of Excellence winner.

A New Paradigm for Health Care Architecture

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January 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The new Mercy Health - West Hospital, a new 250-bed, 625,000-square-foot facility, opened to offer expanded medical services to Cincinnati’s west side at its location along the I-74 corridor.


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