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Amgen Teach: Engaging Science Educators

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The Amgen Foundation supports professional development opportunities for life science teachers in ten countries across Europe through training workshops and distance learning events. Amgen Teach deepens student interest and achievement in science by strengthening the ability of teachers to use enquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom.

Impact Reporting Demo with Versaic

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Hear from Andy Cummings, Director of Client Solutions at Versaic, as he gives a short demo of impact reporting in the Versaic system. You need to figure out how to achieve impact in your organization, and the Versaic system is designed to help you get there. We custom-configure each solution to your exact requirements, which allows you to accurately and easily set goals, collect data, measure results, and report on impact.

Points of Light Celebrates Individuals Taking Action, Solving Problems

President Barack Obama Issues Proclamation for National Volunteer Week
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Atlanta, April 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Points of Light will lead the nation in celebrating ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18. This annual event honors the people and organizations dedicated to taking action and addressing problems in their communities.

University of Tennessee Opens Eastman Engineering Lab

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April 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Eastman has long been a strategic partner for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering.  The opening of the new Eastman Unit Operations Laboratory on Thursday, April 9 was an excellent example of business and education collaborating to enable students to be successful in the workforce.

"Eastman's support of our college is certainly important to our growth and success," said Wayne Davis, dean of the college. "The opening of this lab is a key moment for us, one that would not have been possible without this partnership."

Creating an Employee Volunteer Program to Reflect Your Needs


Creating a successful employee volunteering program is a process that requires recognizing a company’s individual context and circumstance to ensure the program fits its employee’s unique needs. 

Surveys taken by the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Canada, indicate the following regarding employee volunteer programs: (1) 11 out of 36 companies have “no clear internal understanding of the value of employee volunteering”, (2) 13 out of 36 companies “lack of staffing resources to manage the program effectively”, and (3) 12 out of 36 companies have a strategy that is “unclear”.

LMU Amgen Scholar Milica Vunjak Gets Access to Crucial Research Tools


As a young girl growing up in a small town in northern Serbia, Milica Vunjak spent more than 10 years studying ballet. During that period, when she wasn’t in school, or studying, she was dancing. Her dedication paid off when, at 14, she won second prize in a national ballet contest, the Serbian republic competition of Music and Ballet schools.

During high school, her other passion and talent pulled her along a new path. She was good at chemistry and biology, and an enthusiastic chemistry teacher encouraged her to pursue science at university

Tradition of Volunteerism Strong Among SCE Employees

Habitat for Humanity and Edison International partner to help build a house for the Nelson family in Long Beach.

Yvette Nelson knows first-hand the importance of permanent housing. For 17 years, she worked as a case manager for a nonprofit helping to provide long-term housing for those in need. But now, Nelson is focused on her own family.

After years of living in rental properties, she was about to become a homeowner for the first time thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and corporate sponsors like Edison International.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Sarah David Heydemann


The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies is keeping the late Player Association executive director’s legacy alive through people like recipient Sarah David Heydemann and the work they will continue to do on behalf of union workers.

“From what I’ve learned about him, it seems like Michael had a deep care and commitment to building community while doing the work. I hope to be the same kind of advocate – one who pays attention not only to the fight at hand but to more intentional, lasting community building,” Heydemann said recently.

Baxter Employee Encourages Others to Make a Difference

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Shortly after a massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, a friend of Sandra Gilbert-Matias persuaded her to travel to the country with her to assist with relief efforts. Sandra, senior manager, quality labs for Baxter’s Covington, Ga., facility, didn’t know what to expect, and was blown away by the scene she found when she arrived.

What Combines the Thrill of Sports and the Excitement of Science and Technology? FIRST Robotics

Toyota Awards Over $60,000 in Grants to Five FIRST Robotics Michigan Organizations
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YORK TOWNSHIP, MICH., April 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In a continuing effort to expand STEM education and inspire the next generation of great engineers, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), Toyota’s North American engineering, research and development headquarters, has announced five grants for FIRST Robotics activities in Michigan. The funding, more than $60,000 worth, will support in-school robotics programs as well as provide support for regional and state competitions.


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