Early last summer, Sister Mary Ethel Parrot dropped by the office of WaterStep, a Louisville charity fighting waterborne disease around the world, and picked up a pair of tote bags filled with tubing, clamps and other plastic parts. The nun took them on a plane to Uganda, where she had set up a boarding school for girls.
Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada Teams Awarded $181,000 in Start Up Funds
January 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - As the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics season starts on Jan. 5, The Chrysler Foundation awarded grants totaling $147,000 to 25 elementary, middle and high school teams in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The grants will help the teams offset costs associated with items such as registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel.
Late one October night 30 years ago, GE scientist John Schenck was lying on a makeshift wooden platform inside a GE lab in upstate New York. Surrounding his body was a large magnet, 30,000 times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field. Standing at his side were a handful of colleagues. They were there to peer inside Schenck’s head and take the first magnetic resonance scan (MRI) of the brain.
Strengthening Areas with STEM Programming to Demonstrate Toyota’s Commitment to Michigan and the Future of Engineering
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., announced a $300,000 donation to the Michigan Science Center.
Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Chrysler Foundation today has announced a grant of $50,000 to the Michigan Science Center (MSC). The funds will be used to support the opening of the MSC and continuation of its public programming.
To celebrate innovations that have the potential to solve global problems, Intel® paired artists with high school students at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair® to create original pieces of art based on scientific breakthroughs.
Illustrators, graphic designers and sculptors collaborated with high school students from the fair to artistically bring their breakthroughs to life and increase scientific awareness across the globe.
In July, GE opened a new $170 million factory in Schenectady, New York, that will produce next-generation industrial batteries and employ 450 workers. The business was born from a single idea, like a Silicon Valley start-up, inside GE Global Research labs in nearby Niskayuna.
TORONTO and BEREKUSO, Ghana, July 30, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashesi University College and The MasterCard Foundation are hosting the first-ever robotics program and competition for secondary school students in Ghana, which will take place from August 6-10 2012. The competition – called Ashesi Robotics Experience (ARX) – aims to encourage African high school students to study computer science, engineering and other market-relevant fields at the university level.
(3BL Media) Silver Spring, MD - July 20, 2012 - Discovery Communications and Lowell Observatory today are proud to officially usher in the beginning of the Discovery Channel Telescope era with ‘The First Light Gala,’ this Saturday, July 21. The event celebrates the successful fruition of a two-decades-long visionary effort by the private, non-profit Lowell Observatory to construct a world-class, state-of-the-art research instrument for the 21st century.