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A Virtual Field Trip Inspiring Student STEM Curiosity

by Ann Byrdie Bullock, M.Ed., Middle School Science Teacher, Independence Non-Traditional School in Virginia
Blog

As a middle school educator, I know the critical importance of engaging my students in STEM. Research shows that this is the age kids, especially girls, opt out of STEM pursuits.

Arrow Electronics Helps Launch Sanitizing Robot to Support Fight Against Coronavirus

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Arrow Electronics is helping launch a new IoT Smart robot designed to more effectively sanitize surfaces and spaces to help protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus and other pathogens. 

The technology was initially conceived for the hotel market. But applications to protect shared environments such as classrooms, hospitals, public transit, and commercial office buildings are generating momentum as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LifeGuides Featured in Keynote “Fireside Chat” at TransTech Wellbeing Conference -- “Enterprises as the Force for Radical Acceleration of Empathy & Wellbeing”

Press Release

TEMPE, Ariz., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  LifeGuides® is pleased to announce the “Fireside Chat” of Mark Donohue, Founder & Executive Chairman of LifeGuides, who will be interviewed by Luis Gallardo, Founder & President of the World Happiness Foundation, during the acclaimed Transformative Tech Conference. The Transtech Conference is titled: “Redefine Wellbeing.” This is the leading conference for WellbeingTech Founders, Investors, and Innovators to meet (albeit virtually this year).

#TtInspires: Matt House, Technology Solutions Vice President

Developing smarter and more resilient infrastructure through cybersecurity
Blog

Matt House joined Tetra Tech in 2018 and is Vice President within Tetra Tech’s Federal Information Technology (IT) team. Matt oversees our technology solutions service offerings primarily out of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Matt has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in IT. We talked with Matt as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

Arrow Electronics Helps Disabled Driver Sam Schmidt Return to Competitive Racing

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Disabled IndyCar race car driver Sam Schmidt has returned to auto racing with the help of Arrow Electronics, besting more than a dozen able-bodied drivers in a recent two-day competition. Schmidt hadn’t raced competitively since crashing during a 200-mph practice lap 20 years ago, an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.

He returned to competitive racing in Arrow’s newest Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM), a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette modified with electronic head and voice controls. 

ON Semiconductor Innovative Technology is Shaping the Future of Sports

by Trevor Harvey, Senior Manager, Corporate Pricing America’s
Blog

Technology and the sports industry are becoming intertwined like never before! The definition of “fan engagement” has changed over the past decade due to cultural shifts and technology innovations. Sports business executives can capitalize on the changing sports landscape by using ON Semiconductor applications. Below are key sports technology trends and examples of how ON Semiconductor is providing solutions to help drive these trends:

How COVID Accelerated Digital Transformation at Aflac

Rich Gilbert, chief digital information officer, on how COVID-19 is allowing IT at the insurer to move full steam ahead on its innovation roadmap.
Article

Before COVID-19 became a reality, Aflac, the $23 billion insurance company, had embarked on a digital transformation. Launched in early 2019, “One Digital Aflac” would use technology to make it easier for customers to buy insurance, for the sales teams to sell into the marketplace, and for employees to deliver. “We built a whole portfolio around looking at our business from the customer lens,” says Rich Gilbert, senior vice president and chief digital information officer, who joined Aflac in January of last year. 

HP Inc. and The LAGRANT Foundation Launch Technology + Social Innovation Program to Increase Diversity in Communications

Inaugural program focuses on creating career opportunities for diverse communications talent; Builds on HP’s broader efforts including ongoing program with Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Summary: 

News highlights:

  • HP is partnering with The LAGRANT Foundation to launch a three-year program to support early-career professionals in journalism, communications and digital content creation.
  • Participants will gain practical experience and mentorship working with HP’s global team to become versed in strategic communications, employee engagement and social impact programs.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to take business communications courses on HP LIFE, a global online program providing business and IT leadership skills.
  • HP will amplify the program by extending it to its network of PR agency partners. 
Press Release

News highlights:

  • HP is partnering with The LAGRANT Foundation to launch a three-year program to support early-career professionals in journalism, communications and digital content creation.
  • Participants will gain practical experience and mentorship working with HP’s global team to become versed in strategic communications, employee engagement and social impact programs.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to take business communications courses on HP LIFE, a global online program providing business and IT leadership skills.
  • HP will amplify the program by extending it to its network of PR agency partners. 

Tork Releases App In North America, Teaching Hand Hygiene To Young Children To Form Good Hygiene Habits At An Early Age

Heading into the cold and flu season, the app introduces pre-school and kindergarten-aged children to the importance of hygiene through a digital handwashing adventure available on smartphones and tablets
Press Release

How to Protect Your Family's Privacy During Remote Learning

Building a safe digital environment is essential to making remote learning work, experts say.
Blog

Millions of students will attend school online this fall because of the coronavirus, either by choice or not.

Understandably, parents have a lot of questions: How will they access their child’s learning materials? Do they have enough devices? How is the school distributing tablets and laptops? Will there be a new grading policy?

But two questions somewhat absent from the conversation are how remote learning affects privacy, and what are the steps that parents, students and teachers can take to build an online environment that feels like a safe space.

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