Stasis Stifles Innovation, Holds Back Answers to Sustainability


In a previous column, I talked about the opportunity for America’s response to climate change to become our next “Moon Mission” moment. (It did not occur to me until this very moment that most people under 30 have no idea what this moment was like.  Check with someone older.) This past month I engaged in several discussions that served as painful illustrations of the reason we are currently, and forgive me if I’m stretching the metaphor, stuck in static orbit around the problem.

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Global Sustainability Leaders Publish New Framework for Preparing Business Executives Through Engineering Education

Press Release

Washington, D.C., December 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) announces the publication of a peer-reviewed journal article, “Building a Sustainability Road Map for Engineering Education.” Appearing in the American Chemical Society’s ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, the article is authored by Neil C. Hawkins of The Dow Chemical Company, Robert W. Patterson of Royal Dutch Shell, John Mogge of CH2M HILL, and Terry F. Yosie of WEC.

KU Part of New Project Using Mobile Technology in K-12 Science and Math Classrooms


By Ben Unglesbee

December 5, 2013

Kansas University has joined a pilot project that uses mobile technology to help teach math and science in K-12 classrooms.

The UKan Teach program, which trains KU students majoring in math, science and technology-related fields to become math and science teachers, has received more than 35 tablet computers equipped with mobile wireless access through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the mobile giant Verizon Communications.

Tea, Cookstoves and Clean Energy in Bangalore


Pollinate Energy, a recently established non-profit based in Australia, aims to eradicate energy poverty in India. So how does a small start-up achieve such an ambitious feat?

To find out, follow the most recent blog post tracking the journey of three young AECOM engineers as they participate in Pollinate Energy's Young Professionals Program.


AECOM publishes Asia-focused report highlighting successful sustainability initiatives

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2013 /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 has published a report highlighting its sustainability work in Asia during 2012.

BP Recognizes AECOM for Safety in Remediation

AECOM has received six consecutive Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Performance Awards from BP Remediation Management for outstanding performance. One of the AECOM’s largest global clients, BP presents this prestigious award to contractors that annually achieve 10,000 hours worked without a recordable injury.
To learn more, visit AECOM's 2013 Safety, Health and Environment report.

Toyota Baja California Celebrates 10 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

$10,000 and Three Toyota Trucks Donated to Local Charities
Press Release

Baja Calif., Mexico, Dec. 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Commemorating 10 years since breaking ground Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Baja California (TMMBC) donated $10,000 (USD) today to the Boys and Girls Club of Tecate and three Toyota trucks to local nonprofit partners, including:

Verizon, UTeach Institute Launch Program to Help Future Teachers Integrate Mobile Tech Into Math and Science Teaching

Innovative Program, Now at Four Universities, Will Be Available in the Future to UTeach Programs Nationwide
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The UTeach Institute, a notable teacher preparation organization at the University of Texas at Austin, has teamed up with Verizon to launch a program that is helping tomorrow’s educators effectively use mobile technology to improve student learning and interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).

Chrysler Group Expands Commitment to the Michigan Council of Women in Technology

The Chrysler Foundation donates $15,000 to support scholarship program for women
Press Release

November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Chrysler Group LLC expanded its commitment to the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) with a $15,000 grant from The Chrysler Foundation to support undergraduates who pursue a course of study that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The announcement of the grant was made Nov. 23 at MCWT’s eighth annual Signature Gala in Rochester, Mich. 


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