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Canadian Catherine Gelmini was 9 years old when she started FIRST® Robotics competitions. As a teen, her Dow-sponsored team, the Cyber Eagles, competed in the world championships three years in a row. Now, at 20, Gelmini is working at Dow’s Fort Saskatchewan facilities this summer while pursuing a career in science and education.

Her dream: to be a teacher and start her own robotics team.

Educators Engage Students With Immersive Learning Tools

Verizon Innovative Learning HQ offers free access to next-gen learning for all
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By: Ayana Byrd

Illumina Genomic Discoveries Program Brings Sophisticated Lab Experiences to High School Classrooms

Jessica Bosch fosters students’ love of science through the Illumina Genomic Discoveries program
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From a young age, Jessica Bosch knew she wanted to be a biology teacher. She always loved science, competing in science fairs in middle and high school. After high school, she went on to study cell molecular biology at San Diego State University and spent eight years in drug discovery research at biotech companies. But as much as she loved the science and lab-based work, she knew it was time to transition her passion and expertise into teaching.

Truist and EVERFI Bring No-Cost Early Literacy Digital Education to Teachers, Families and Communities Nationwide

New program tackles reading losses of youngest learners to address systemic financial and workforce disparities tied to illiteracy
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., and WASHINGTON, August 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) and EVERFI Inc., the leading Impact-as-a-ServiceTM education innovator, today announced all elementary students nationwide will soon have access to WORD Force Universe, a proven, no-cost digital early literacy program. Designed for students in grades K-2, the interactive, online program empowers children to learn to read and is available for educators, community-based organizations and for families to use at home.

Trane® Announces Trane Technician of the Future Scholarship Recipients

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DAVIDSON, N.C., August 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Trane® by Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, is proud to announce the recipients of the Trane Technician of the Future Scholarship for 2021. Trane is awarding $78,000 to 21 deserving students across North America who are seeking a technical education as they prepare to enter the field of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) or Building Automation.

The recipients and the schools they plan to attend are:

Georgia-Pacific Foley Cellulose Donates $9,000 to Boys & Girls Club of North Central Florida

By: Perry News-Harold
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Originally published by the Perry News-Harold

Thomas Kicklighter, vice president and general manager of Foley Cellulose, presented a check for $9,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida. Afterward, Emily Ketring provided a tour of the facilities to Kicklighter and Scott Mixon, Foley public affairs manager.

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Verizon Scales EdTech Resources to Over 3M Teachers in Effort to Leave No Student Behind

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Bernadette Brijlall
bernadette.brijlall@verizon.com

What you need to know:

  • Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, a free next-gen online education portal, provides access to immersive technology experiences leveraging augmented and virtual reality to all educators, launches August 23
  • 246 Title I schools join Verizon Innovative Learning, nearly doubling the program’s reach to 511 schools across the country
  • 5G Verizon Innovative Learning Lab unveiled in Miami and 40 new Verizon Innovative Learning Labs launch in Title I schools nationwide
  • Verizon Community Forward initiative is expected to reinvigorate community spaces in cities across the country, providing under-resourced populations with free access to resources and digital skills training
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Media contact(s)
Bernadette Brijlall
bernadette.brijlall@verizon.com

What you need to know:

  • Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, a free next-gen online education portal, provides access to immersive technology experiences leveraging augmented and virtual reality to all educators, launches August 23
  • 246 Title I schools join Verizon Innovative Learning, nearly doubling the program’s reach to 511 schools across the country
  • 5G Verizon Innovative Learning Lab unveiled in Miami and 40 new Verizon Innovative Learning Labs launch in Title I schools nationwide
  • Verizon Community Forward initiative is expected to reinvigorate community spaces in cities across the country, providing under-resourced populations with free access to resources and digital skills training

Summer STEM Camp Expansion

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Last year we embraced connected learning to implement the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ Program. This allowed us to engage 100% of our national network of collaborators. Together, we served the largest number of students in the history of our summmer invention-based program. Through our weeklong camps, students discovered careers available at tech companies, engaged in hands-on engineering activities, and collaborated to create an Internet of Things-inspired invention. 

Illumina’s Shanghai Family Day Educates Kids on DNA and STEM Activities

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On August 13, Illumina Shanghai Family Open Day was held in Illumina’s Shanghai office. Over 160 colleagues and families joined the fun summer party!

The office, where Illumina employees meet for daily meetings, trainings, and experiments, was decorated for adults and kids to unleash imagination and creativity.

In addition to a series of fun STEM activities and games, the kids put on lab coats and goggles to experience life as a scientist. Employee volunteers conducted a banana DNA extraction experiment and the kids visited the lab to experience the wonders of DNA!

3 Easy Ways to Help Keep Kids Cyber Safe

NortonLifeLock and National PTA provide back-to-school digital safety tips
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By Kim Allman, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs

There is lots to do to get to kids ready to go back to school this year. No matter what model of instruction your school is following, device time for every age group is at an all-time high (New York Times, 2021), making it more important than ever to ensure your kids understand digital safety.  

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