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Documentary Where the Wonder Went to Screen at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

A film by Adventure Capitalist Bryan Latchford, and his fellow UCSB Bren School master’s students, explores how to make science education engaging and exciting for kids
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January 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A documentary film created by Adventure Capitalists team member, Bryan Latchford, and two of his fellow UCSB Bren School master’s students, has been accepted into the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 30 through Feb. 9. 

Day One with the Xbox One: What Parents Need to Know

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Three years ago, I wrote about my family’s experience with the ground-breaking Xbox 360 Kinect.  Despite all the issues outlined, we love it – it’s given us countless hours of fun as a family and with friends.  We also have expended a lot of calories because of it.

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.

Attend the STEM Competitions Town Hall from STEMconnector

Today, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3PM ET
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Competitions continue to emerge as a major outlet for students to engage in STEM exploration. From robotics to cybersecurity to rocket design, many students today have access to experiences that have the potential to expand and enhance their mastery of STEM skills and provide them leadership opportunities and access to career exploration.

A Commitment that Makes a Difference

by Monica Cui, Executive Director of Safe Kids China
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This is the first in a series of 10 guest blog posts from the Executive Directors of Safe Kids Worldwide affiliates that FedEx works with around the world in support of child pedestrian road safety initiatives. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways, FedEx is actively engaged in promoting road safety. This month we will hear from Monica Cui, Executive Director of Safe Kids China.

The Results of Fun Student Contest: Innovative Solutions

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by Rose Kirk

Is it possible for 13-year olds to create an app that the medical profession finds useful?  Of course it is!  In the era of college-age students creating companies worth billions (think Facebook) and simple online games like Angry Birds becoming global entertainment--all things are possible.

Hungry Middle Schoolers Create Prize-Winning Allergy App

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By Betsy Klein

When 13-year-old Samantha Hinton is unsure of the ingredients in a snack, she just doesn’t eat it.

That’s because Samantha is among the growing population of food allergy sufferers in the United States, and she fears a bite containing peanuts could kill her.

“I know it’s deadly,” she told ABC News. “And the side effects are just too scary.”

 

Amway Made a World of Impact on November 20

Over 55 countries engage in over 100 projects
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We did it!

Starting at midnight on Wednesday, November 20, the Amway Universal Children’s Day came to life. Amway business owners and employees in more than 55 countries participated in volunteering, giving and advocacy with local partners.

We tracked over 100 projects, and are certain that there were many more that we may never know about. They started in Australia, moved around the world, passed through our headquarters in Ada, Michigan, and ended at our Nutrilite offices in Buena Park, California.

LETTER: STEM – Where the Jobs Are

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By Stan Usovicz, regional director of external affairs, Verizon, Boston

Technology has radically altered how we work and play, with the “borderless lifestyle” enabling us to watch TV, shop or work when and where we want. 

Businesses must continuously evolve to meet consumers’ needs, and to succeed they need a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math, or “STEM,” fields.

Got a Good Idea for a Mobile App? Win $20,000 for Your School with It!

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Did you ever have an awesome and innovative idea for a phone app? Now's your time to make that idea a reality!

Verizon wants to get middle and high school students stoked on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while helping them solve problems in their communities. Thankfully, there’s an app (challenge) for that!

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