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

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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

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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. 

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Domo Arigato, FIRST Robotics

The Chrysler Foundation Hosts Nearly 300 Students at FIRST Robotics Appreciation Day
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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
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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 MO.com
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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).

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Supporting Strong Standards in California

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

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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.

LG Taps Local NJ Students’ Creativity To Help Create New LG Science & Environmental Learning Center

‘Discover Your Green World’ Poster Contest Encourages K-8 Students to Contribute Exhibit Ideas for Science Center at New LG HQ
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A new poster contest* sponsored by LG Electronics USA invites local students to create exhibits for the LG Science & Environmental Learning Center, a key element of the company’s future North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 

Kindergarten through eighth grade students in Englewood Cliffs, Englewood, Tenafly and Fort Lee schools are encouraged to participate for a chance to win cool LG prizes and to have their exhibit ideas considered by a panel of expert judges for the new LG science center.

The Chrysler Foundation to Fund 'Out of this World' Science Initiative

Student-designed Experiment Bound for International Space Station a Giant Leap for Michigan High School Students
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Grant Answers President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Call for More STEM Graduates

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Grant Answers President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Call for More STEM Graduates

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