How one K-8 technology teacher is making computer programming curriculum more accessible to her students
Reporter-turned-entrepreneur Christina Long helps upstart entrepreneurs solve equality and opportunity disparities
Since the day two Wichita Eagle reporters visited Christina Long’s middle school class, she knew what she envisioned for her own future. For the Wichita, Kansas, native, an invitation to tour the newspaper’s bustling newsroom only cemented it.
Koch companies Molex and Flint Hills Resources are teaming up to rethink standard leak detection processes using hundreds of sensors and software that transform the way people work
There’s not much that Flint Hills Resources’ Mike Clausewitz and Deb Preschler don’t know about safely refining oil and producing petrochemicals. Deb, an operations innovation director, and Mike, an enterprise leak detection and repair (LDAR) execution lead, have together clocked up nearly 60 years at Flint Hills’ Corpus Christi East and West, two of the three Flint Hills Resources refineries that separate oil into jet fuel, low-sulfur gasoline, diesel and the petrochemicals used to manufacture clothing, carpet, tires and much more.
And the 2020 Koch Young Visioneers are... (drumroll please)
This year’s Invention Convention U.S. Nationals may have taken a new format due to COVID-19, but that didn’t deter hundreds of students representing schools across the country from submitting their ideas and pitches for this year’s fully remote competition. From this deep pool of inventive thinking, two students were selected as 2020 Koch Young Visioneers – a special award sponsored by Koch Industries recognizing student innovators whose ideas stand to benefit society.
Georgia-Pacific’s 2020 sustainability report highlights investments in renewable energy, reduced emissions and recycled resources
From paper towels to building materials, employees at Koch company Georgia-Pacific make products used by millions every day. Focused on the long term, we work to constantly improve and innovate – both in the products we make and how we make them – to benefit our customers, employees, communities, the environment and society. Georgia-Pacific has released a sustainability report that delivers a comprehensive view of recent initiatives and investments to use energy more efficiently, reduce more emissions and recycle more resources.
Renee, a high school senior in Wichita, Kansas, struggled when classes went virtual last March. Being out of the classroom and cut off from teachers made it difficult to learn, so she was frustrated when Wichita Heights High School announced it would remain remote this fall.
At John Zink Hamworthy Combustion (JZHC), additive manufacturing isn’t limited to the manufacturing floor. The emissions control equipment company has sprinkled 3D printers throughout its global organization, including installing one in every department of its Tulsa, Oklahoma, headquarters. This 3D-printing initiative gives all employees a chance to see their ideas come to life, layer by layer, whether for personal or business use.
Each of us has unique gifts and abilities to be discovered, developed and applied to make life better and work more meaningful.
Even in challenging times like these, it’s imperative that business leaders help employees unleash their true potential and self-actualize. That’s why Koch Industries and the Society for Human Resource Management are teaming up to help empower individuals to change the world – from within their own organizations.