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Reflecting on a Year at the Erb Institute: Impact Investing and DEI

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Around this time last year, I was weighing my grad school options. The Erb Institute rose to the top pretty early on in the process. Once I visited campus and got a taste of the sense of community the program fostered, I was sold. Of the multitude of high-value opportunities available through the Ross School of Business, the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Erb institute itself, here are a few that have been the most valuable in my graduate school career thus far. 

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Small Technology That Makes a Big Difference – CNH Industrial Donates Tablets to Local School Districts

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Students across three states are better equipped for learning this fall thanks to CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI/MI: CNHI). The multinational donated 210 tablets used at its Capital Markets Day event on September 3 to schools near CNH Industrial facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota for use in classrooms by students and teachers.

Q&A with Pamela Strobel: Women Are Making Corporate Leadership Gains

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Are women catching up in the race for equality at the corporate leadership level? We asked one of our board members to share her thoughts on this as well as her experiences as a woman leader in a male-dominated corporate world.

Marie Cyr: From Engineering Pioneer to Mill Manager

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In 1995, Marie Cyr became Windsor Mill’s first female engineer when she accepted a job as a project engineer two years after graduating from L’Ecole Polytechnique (now Polytechnique Montréal) with a degree in mechanical engineering.

How IBM Is Investing in STEM Education and Skills

Our social responsibility work mirrors our business — innovation, expertise and a dedication to the success of organizations that build stronger communities.
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AI and intelligent automation could lead to 120 million workers in need of new skills over the next few years, according to recent IBM research. At the same time, new collar opportunities are growing and many IT skills are in high demand — cybersecurity could have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021, for example. Our initiatives are intended to help address these challenges by promoting STEM skills to kids, supporting new collar skills education, and collaborating to create new paths into the tech workforce.

Watch | Farm-To-Table Adventure Teaches Head Start Preschoolers About Growing Food

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Planting a garden and helping it grow ignites kids’ curiosity about fresh food and where it comes from. That’s why Miracle-Gro partnered up with the Camp retail store in Manhattan to take preschoolers from Police Action League Head Start on a one-of-a-kind learning adventure. 

The preschoolers and their families toured a local farmer’s market and spent the morning learning how to grow and cook their own healthy food.

Full STEAM Ahead for Girls

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“We’re all human so we should be treated equally.”

Those are the thoughts of two of the more than 50 girls who spent the day with Stanley Black & Decker mentors at the Silverstone University Technical College in the United Kingdom to learn about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education.

The mission of the day: Encourage students to consider STEAM careers as well as inspiring the next generations of female leaders in this field.

Qualcomm™ and FIRST™: A Long-Term Collaboration to Foster Tomorrow’s Innovators

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At Qualcomm, we believe in the power of technology. For decades, our innovations have transformed entire industries, enriched lives and addressed many of society’s biggest challenges. With the world becoming increasingly connected, we have a tremendous opportunity to shape a better future. We understand that the success of our business is fundamentally connected to the well-being of our world. We focus our efforts in four key areas where we believe we can have the biggest impact — Purposeful Innovation, STEM Education, Responsible Business, and Our People. 

JetBlue Foundation Celebrates National STEM Day

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November 8 was National STEM Day, a day focused on inspiring young people to explore and pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math—and the JetBlue Foundation participated in two fantastic events with its grantee partners to commemorate the day.

Discovery Education and CME Group Introduce New Resources to Explore Behavioral Economics in the Classroom

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Since 2015, Discovery Education in partnership with CME Group has made a commitment to bringing about greater understanding and awareness of economics and financial literacy to hundreds of thousands of students across the country.  Econ Essentials offers no-cost interactive modules and an engaging global video series that connect complex economics concepts to real world, tangible examples for easier learning

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