Women Have the Skills to Stand Out in STEM Fields


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).

Carroll Students Discover Nature on High-Tech Hike

Maryland Middle Schoolers Become Citizen Scientists For A Day With National Geographic Education, AAAS and the Verizon Foundation

Ala Hussen, 12, used her iPad recently to snap a photo of leaves from a red oak tree. The Charles Carroll Middle School seventh-grader and about a dozen fellow students identified plant and animal species in West Field Park in New Carrollton, near the school.

The children were involved in BioBlitz, a program in which students, with the help of scientists, document plant and animal life using iPads.

Md. Students Track Plants, Animals with Mobile Devices During First 'BioBlitz'


Students at Charles Carroll Middle School in New Carrollton, Md., participated in the school's first "bioblitz" Wednesday, part of a nationwide initiative to increase the use of mobile devices in the classroom.

The 7th- and 8th-graders were able to observe and identify numerous living species of plants, animals and insects in the area near their school, which is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Science Makes the World Go Round


At Mars, we believe that science is crucial to our business success, helping us play a role in tackling a wide range of social, economic and environmental challenges facing the world today. 

Read more  here about science being crucial to Mars success>>

Domo Arigato, FIRST Robotics

The Chrysler Foundation Hosts Nearly 300 Students at FIRST Robotics Appreciation Day

Red, white and blue discs took flight as hundreds of high school and middle school students invaded Chrysler Group LLC's Auburn Hills (Mich.) headquarters to show off the robots they created and competed with at the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship

The Customer is not Always Right: Why Supermarkets Show We Have a Problem with Evidence

Senior Researcher Charlie Ashford, Corporate Citizenship shares his views

Last month, a group of scientists sent an open letter to ten supermarkets, accusing them of “seriously misinforming customers on health risks”.

"Technology – Specifically Mobile Devices – Can Help To Capture Students’ Interest And Attention In The Classroom.”

Justina Nixon Saintil, Verizon Foundation Director of Education Programs, speaks with

The Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic entity of Verizon. We are focused on accelerating social change by using the company’s innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. The Foundation has several education programs focused on developing students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Some of those key highlights are:

Supporting Strong Standards in California

Linda Rosen, CEO of Change the Equation, discusses raising student academic expectations

We may not know who first said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” but we certainly understand the message!

Not Transformers or Terminators, These Robots Help Students Build a Future

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind, 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship

With team names like “Killer Bees,” Bionic Barons” and “More Martians,”  a dedicated following of high school-aged “techies” happily sacrifice hundreds of hours of their spare time to conceive, design and build some very sophisticated robots and their futures.

Read more about these extraordinary students and their robots in a Chrysler Group LLC blog by Betty Carrier Newman.



Cisco Employees To Be Among 1 Million STEM Mentors By 2020


By Sandra Wheatley

Cisco’s Patrick Finn, Senior Vice President, Public Sector, joined U.S. President Barack Obama and 9 other leading U.S. technology companies and education nonprofits to launch US2020 at the White House Science Fair.

US2020 is an all-hands-on-deck initiative that aims to connect more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals to students from kindergarten through college.


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