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How Can We Encourage Students Of All Backgrounds To Go Into STEM?

by Alexis Raymond
Blog

Today in the Huffington Post, Blair Christie, Cisco Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and Eric Schwarz, cofounder and CEO of Citizen Schools wrote about our organizations’ collective commitment to increase the number of students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers.

How Mentors Are Changing the Conversation For Young Women

Blog

It can be lonely for a woman in the technology field.

At the college level, men earn 82 percent of engineering and computer science degrees. And while women make up 47 percent of the overall workforce, they constitute only 27 percent of the science and engineering workforce. Isolation and lack of mentors often prevent women from pursuing and advancing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Not Your Father's Classroom: The Rise of Edtech

By Betsy Corcoran, Co-founder and CEO of EdSurge
Article

At Leadership Public Schools in Oakland, Calif., teachers, students and technologists worked together to create software called ExitTicket for mobile devices that helps teachers and students gauge how well students are absorbing lessons. If the kids aren't getting it, teachers can stop a class and go over the material again -- before anyone goes home and struggles over the homework.

STEM Stories: The Faces Of Women In Technology (SHARE YOURS)

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Originally published on Huffington Post

Now more than ever, the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is at the forefront of our national discourse.

But the conversation around STEM goes hand in hand with another issue: the importance of women in technology, and related fields that have long been dominated by men.

Women Have the Skills to Stand Out in STEM Fields

Blog

By Padmasree Warrior

This blog was initially published on the Huffington Post

This week, my boss, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, is being recognized at the U.S. STEM Solutions Summit as one of the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership

Blog

By Kathy Mulvany

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This week I had the privilege of attending an event at the White House where the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, unveiled a new program to give returning military service members a fast track to the training and certifications needed for high-demand IT jobs.

Veterans Put Their Skills to Use at Cisco

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A group of veterans describes their experiences in transitioning from active military service to the Cisco workplace.

Read the article on Huffington Post ImpactX: From Combat Fatigues To Cyber Networks: Veterans For Hire

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