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Looking Ahead at the Dow Leadership Academy

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The Dow Leadership Academy supports under-represented high school students through mentorship and training in communication, social skills, leadership, and financial literacy, as well as STEM career exploration. This program will be expanding in 2021.

United Aviate Academy Ensures the Cost of Training Is No Longer a Barrier to Entry

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We plan for at least 50% of the 5,000 new pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color. Through scholarships and financing options to our flight training school, United Aviate Academy, we’re also ensuring the cost of training is no longer a barrier to entry. Learn more and apply for classes starting in September: https://lnkd.in/gCX-2UZ

How One STEM Mentor at 3M is Changing Girls' Lives

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During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate 3Mers who get involved to make a difference in their communities. 3Mers like Caroline Ylitalo, a division scientist in the Personal Safety Division who volunteers as a mentor for the next generation of scientists and engineers.

From math whiz to mentor: Caroline's journey

Engaging Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields

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Diversity drives innovation and sparks fresh thinking, creativity and breakthrough ideas that are the lifeblood of our business and our industry. To this end, we support STEM education programs that aim to increase diversity within STEM fields. Our programs have a strong focus on supporting women and underrepresented minorities. We implement many different programs in the communities where we live and work, with the objective of ensuring STEM education is accessible to all.

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MilliporeSigma Partnership Spotlight: Girlstart

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Since 2015, we have partnered with Girlstart, the largest and longest-running community-based informal science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education nonprofit in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping girls in STEM through year-round educational programming. We have supported the organization’s national growth into Houston, Boston and St. Louis through funding the availability of summer camps and after-school programs.

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India is facing the worst water crisis in its history. Demand for water across the nation is expected to be twice the amount of supply by 2030, threatening water security for millions of people, according to a 2018 report from the Government’s National Institution for Transforming India.

Because of the gravity of the situation and as a responsible corporate citizen, CLP India has taken steps to enhance water security for the communities it serves to support their well-being and to encourage long-term sustainability.

Ending the Thirst

Resource Empowering Educators to Talk to Students About Mental Health

by Jodi Doster, Science and Art Teacher, Bristol Bay Borough School District
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In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schools have adapted instruction to meet the challenge of continuing students' education. As the pandemic continues, special attention needs to be paid to students’ mental health.

Duke Energy Commits $300,000 to Support Internship Programs for Minority College Students

Four organizations receive grants to fund internships. Scholarships aim to create opportunities for careers in energy, government, law, politics.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation today announced a three-year, $300,000 commitment to support internships for college students of color to jumpstart more career opportunities in energy, government, law and politics.

Professional Learning Resource Creating a Trauma-Informed Educational Environment

by Victoria Lowe, Model Teacher, New York City Department of Education District 8
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Each day, educators find that many of their students are struggling with self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, and general stress. COVID-19 has interrupted students’ continuity of learning, left them missing friends and school, deprived them of the normalcy and connections of sports and activities. Unfortunately, in some cases, the pandemic has forced students to deal with additional hardships including job losses in their families, sickness, and death.

Empowering Every Student through Computational Thinking

Lesson Plans Not Clicking? Try Computational Thinking.
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by Shakirah Thomas, Special Education Case Manager and 8th Grade U.S. History & ELAR at Jackson Intermediate from the Pasadena Independent School District

One of the things I love most about being an educator is having the opportunity to learn something new from my students each and every day.  My teaching style is very collaborative, and every lesson is an opportunity to teach learners not just about education, but about life.

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