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Qualcomm Champions STEM Education

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Qualcomm knows that inventing the future of technology starts with supporting the brightest young minds of today. That’s why we created Qualcomm Thinkabit Labs and partner with FIRST Robotics to help get kids excited about STEM.

Stories of Positive Impact Pour in at Cisco Live Barcelona

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In 2016, Cisco committed to positively impact one billion lives by 2025. We will achieve this goal through our social impact grants to nonprofits and our signature corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, like Cisco Networking Academy. Four years into our commitment, we are 47 percent of the way toward our goal (469 million lives impacted).

Qualcomm™ and FIRST™: A Long-Term Collaboration to Foster Tomorrow’s Innovators

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At Qualcomm, we believe in the power of technology. For decades, our innovations have transformed entire industries, enriched lives and addressed many of society’s biggest challenges. With the world becoming increasingly connected, we have a tremendous opportunity to shape a better future. We understand that the success of our business is fundamentally connected to the well-being of our world. We focus our efforts in four key areas where we believe we can have the biggest impact — Purposeful Innovation, STEM Education, Responsible Business, and Our People. 

Join 3BL Media at TripAdvisor HQ to Explore How Purpose-Driven Brands are Driving More Impact

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NEEDHAM, Mass., May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Robbie Lock will join corporate responsibility and nonprofit leaders from TripAdvisor, Benevity, International Institute of New England and many others to explore how employee expectations have shifted and why people want to work for purpose-driven companies.

Partners in Purpose: Consumers Energy Supports the Robotics Revolution

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This past weekend, Consumers Energy sponsored the FIRST Championship for high school robotics teams across the world. The competition was held in Michigan, with 90 local teams participating - more than any other state! 

By supporting events like the FIRST Championship, Consumers Energy hopes to advance the development of skills employers in the area need, from manufacturing and engineering to marketing and communications.

Arrow Electronics Supports Aspiring Innovators at FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

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Arrow Electronics sponsored the FIRST Robotics Colorado Regional Competition, March 21-23, continuing its effort to guide the next generation of innovators forward. Held at the University of Denver, the competition drew 53 high school teams from Colorado, other western states and Mexico who showcased the robots they built over the last six weeks. 

Arrow Electronics Sponsors FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

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Arrow Electronics sponsored the FIRST Robotics Colorado Regional Competition March 23-24, continuing its commitment to cultivate the next generation of innovators. Held at the University of Denver, the competition drew 52 high school teams from Colorado and other western states, as well as one team from Turkey.

Companies Taking a Stand for STEM Education at SXSW EDU

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In early March, educators, administrators, decision-makers and corporate representatives descended upon Austin, Texas for the eight annual SXSW EDU conference to discuss the current state of education, uncover gaps in the system and identify opportunities to solve some of its most pressing challenges.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators, One LEGO Brick at a Time

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Since 2004, Booz Allen Hamilton has supported FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and its mission to engage and educate tomorrow’s tech leaders and innovators. Hundreds of Booz Allen employees have volunteered thousands of hours teaching young people how to push the boundaries of what’s possible and empowering them to change the world.

Meet Matt Erskine. He’s an executive advisor at Booz Allen, former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a FIRST volunteer. Matt recently teamed up with about 50 other volunteers from Booz Allen, and FIRST supporters Rockwell Collins and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to build LEGO® mission models for Virginia-DC FIRST LEGO League.

Matt told us more about his volunteer experience and how playing with LEGOs inspires innovation in both kids and adults. 

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Since 2004, Booz Allen Hamilton has supported FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and its mission to engage and educate tomorrow’s tech leaders and innovators. Hundreds of Booz Allen employees have volunteered thousands of hours teaching young people how to push the boundaries of what’s possible and empowering them to change the world.

Meet Matt Erskine. He’s an executive advisor at Booz Allen, former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a FIRST volunteer. Matt recently teamed up with about 50 other volunteers from Booz Allen, and FIRST supporters Rockwell Collins and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to build LEGO® mission models for Virginia-DC FIRST LEGO League.

Matt told us more about his volunteer experience and how playing with LEGOs inspires innovation in both kids and adults. 

Qualcomm and FIRST Encourage Students of All Ages to Embrace STEM

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Competitive, collaborative, educational, tough, and thrilling, FIRST is a robotics program that draws hundreds of thousands of students from around the world to battle their bots.

What started with a single event in 1992 has grown so much that, this year, there were two championships: the first wrapped up in Houston, Texas and the second began in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26, running through April 30. In total, nearly 1,400 teams from more than 39 countries competed.

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