LOWELL — Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell received a $30,000 grant from the National Grid U.S. STEM Partnership to advance summer programs for young girls.
This is the fourth year the organization has received support from National Grid, according to Greater Lowell Girls Inc. Executive Director Tracy Ingersoll. “Very often, STEM careers are very lucrative careers,” Ingersoll said. And for young girls, “It’s not encouraged as much as it should be, I personally think,” she added.
Since 2014, the Booz Allen Summer Games has engaged university students from around the world to respond to major global problems through collaboration and creativity.
This year, 383 internss were chosen from thousands of applicants. Teams brought together university students representing 11 regions, 24 cities, and a diverse range of interest areas, talents, and academic specializations.
Education is a powerful tool. Often seen as an opportunity for advancement both socially and economically, education lies at the center of a country’s ability to grow, thrive and compete in the global economy. It’s no secret; however, that student performance and equitable access to quality education in the U.S. is lagging behind.
Forging a path in engineering by being authentic and true to yourself
Hannah George is a project manager who specializes in information and communications technology (ICT) and security. She joined Tetra Tech in 2012 and applies her 17 years of experience to high performance buildings for health, education, office, and retail. Hannah earned a Bachelors of Engineering with honors in Automation and Control from Massey University and a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration in Finance from Massey University.
Three-year-old Lela Imhoff is a happy preschooler who is curious about the world around her. She’s busy learning to recognize numbers and letters, and how to read and write her name. She also happens to be blind. For Lela, early exposure to braille literacy, particularly braille printed on paper, will ensure she’s ready to enter kindergarten, just like any other child.
Recognizing from the strengths women bring to engineering fields
Maureen Harris is a water resources engineer and joined Tetra Tech in 2012. She specializes in modeling, green infrastructure, and stormwater engineering. Maureen received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. We spoke with Maureen as part of our #INWED19 campaign to not only celebrate our brilliant women engineers but also to raise their profiles and encourage those who aspire to become engineers and work in STEM. Follow #WomenInStem on social media for more stories.
Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. Our future success – and our nation’s technological advantage – depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent. Our success also depends on our commitment to operating with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.
Grant supports expansion of 3DE schools in metro Atlanta and first-time launch outside Georgia
ATLANTA, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation today announced a three-year grant of $2 million to 3DE National to continue the nonprofit’s expansion in metro Atlanta and launch 3DE schools outside of Georgia for the first time, bringing the innovative high school model to Florida, Texas and the District of Columbia.