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.
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.
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.
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.
by Jodi Doster, Science and Art Teacher, Bristol Bay Borough School District
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.
Four organizations receive grants to fund internships. Scholarships aim to create opportunities for careers in energy, government, law, politics.
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.
by Victoria Lowe, Model Teacher, New York City Department of Education District 8
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.
Lesson Plans Not Clicking? Try Computational Thinking.
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.
Written by Rodney G. Crouse, M. Ed., 5th Grade Teacher at Reedy Fork Elementary in North Carolina
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that while we’ve made great strides in improving equity in schools, gaps remain. It also demonstrates the fact that student’s social and emotional well-being is inextricably linked to success in school. Research shows that self-esteem is critical for education, no matter the discipline. Simply put, confident kids are happy, healthy, and successful.
International Women’s Day, annually held on the 8th March, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. At Bayer, we have the privilege to co-lead our global Business Resource Group GROW which stands for Growing Representation and Opportunities for Women. In these roles, we would like to use the platform of our CEO to celebrate IWD 2021.
"Our families, our communities, and our companies are better when diversity wins"