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At the Top of Their Game: Messi, Gates & Wooten Not Only Share Great Talent, but Also Opportunity & An Environment That Allowed Their Talent to Thrive

Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
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You know it when you see it.

Lin-Manuel Miranda transforming a book into something else entirely. Messi moving up the field with a soccer ball that moves along with him. Diamond taking 13,000 years of history – and multiple disciplines – to incredibly show us how and why societies advanced in different ways at different rates.

Curiosity Cube Teaches Science to ConVal Students

By Nicholas Handy
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Elementary and middle school students from the ConVal School District spent Thursday in a brightly colored shipping container conducting science experiments.

The container – known as the Curiosity Cube – has been retrofitted by MilliporeSigma into a mobile science lab. The Cube, which made an appearance in the ConVal High School parking lot Thursday, travels the country to encourage an interest in science among children.

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Risks, Rewards, and More: Booz Allen Interviews Women Startup Founders on Facebook Live

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What path did a classical ballet major follow to create a digital platform that now serves 10 million students and teachers? How did a self-described “fitness fanatic and health nerd” use experiences from private equity, Wall Street, and retail in her own wellness company?
 

Meet Hamed Mirzaei, Ph.D., a Regional Medical Liaison in Oncology at Amgen

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Amgen Facility: San Francisco, CA

Department: Regional Medical Liaison in Oncology

Unique Journey to a Career in Biotech 

Here’s What Lockheed Martin Is Doing to Bring in More Young Engineers

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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Lessly Ariza’s teachers knew she was bright when she arrived at Western Hills High School as a freshman, but they say she really found her engineering groove during her senior year, while working as an intern for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth.

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Merck Named a "Top 50 STEM Workplace" for Native Americans by AISES

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Merck has been recognized by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. AISES released its listing of the 50 Top STEM Workplaces for Indigenous STEM Professionals in the Spring 2019 issue of Winds of Change, AISES’ national magazine which focuses on career and educational advancement for Native people in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

Read the full magazine and listing here.

Booz Allen’s Rashi Narain On Her Holistic View of Cybersecurity

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This piece profiles Rashi Narain, a lead associate with Booz Allen’s Cyber group. Rashi optimizes program delivery by leveraging data analytics for strategic decision-making and execution. In addition to serving as the firm’s Washington, DC, Regional Ambassador for the Society of Women Engineers, she uses her project management skills to run a dance school. Read more about how Rashi got her start in cyber and her current role as cybersecurity and arts mentor, below. 

How did you get involved in cybersecurity? 

Booz Allen’s Courageous Conversations: The Role of Male Allies in the Workplace

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In the fight for diversity and inclusion, men play an important role. In this third installment from the Courageous Conversations Video Series, Senior Engineering Executive Bob Miller talks with Aerospace Cyber Executive Holly Rollins about his ongoing journey to grow as a male ally to women in the workplace. Highlights follow.

A speaking panel leads to an “aha” moment  

Booz Allen’s Brad Medairy Shares Cyber Insights at RSA Conference 2019

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How is our critical infrastructure becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks, and what are government and commercial IT leaders doing to stay ahead of threats?

On March 4-8, RSA Conference 2019 brought together over 50,000 security professionals from around the world to talk about cyber threats, trends, and more. From the RSA show floor, Booz Allen Executive Vice President Brad Medairy shared his insights with Jeff Frick, general manager of SiliconANGLE Media, Inc. during an episode of theCUBE. Highlights follow.

Escalating detection and coordination

Increasing STEM Access and Changing Perceptions

by Jeffrey Whitford
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Sometimes ideas are hatched and shared in the most fortuitous places — and you don’t even know it. It all began when one of my team members and I were at our first Global Communicators Conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, following the acquisition of the company that we had been working for. It was an awe-inspiring experience, mainly because our new company — Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — was launching a completely new brand and this was one of the first internal events to showcase the new look, feel and messaging.

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