FIRST - Fostering a Pipeline of STEM Leaders


Our ongoing collaboration with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is another important way that we’re investing in programs that increase access to STEM education and help to build a pipeline of STEM leaders across the globe.

Rockwell-Powered Roller Coaster Demonstrates STEM in Action

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Sensors and controllers help roller coasters navigate different tracks, providing riders with the thrills of being upside down and dropping great distances.

Rockwell Automation, in partnership with Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, demonstrates how the Valravn roller coaster controllers and sensors give riders the experience of peering over a cliff before free-falling down in this new video.

STEM influencer Jay Flores walks viewers through the ride’s mechanics and how they provide guests with a memorable experience.

Booz Allen Brings Tech-Focused Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship to Fayetteville, NC


“Solving tomorrow’s biggest challenges—particularly in the defense space—requires technology solutions that improve performance, readiness, and survivability. We need talented people, like transitioning service members, who understand the mission challenges and who can leverage the best emerging technologies to help our clients meet those missions.”

-Booz Allen Executive Vice President Greg Wenzel

Qualcomm Wireless Reach: Always On, Always Connected PCs to Promote Digital Literacy in Rural Vietnam

By Hiram Lopez-Landin, Manager, Government Affairs

Imagine that the toughest part of your school day is not the actual lesson in the classroom, but rather just trying to get to school. A journey on makeshift wood planks and vegetative debris to get across floods is common. Coordinating with classmates to remain vigilant for landslides is a matter of survival in rural Vietnam. For Huong Ha and Khanh Vy from Hoa Binh province in Northern Vietnam, floods and landslides are realities of their daily journeys to school. 

Keysight Announces the Innovation Challenge 2021

Second challenge focuses on undergraduate engineering and pre-engineering students enrolled in a historically black college or university (HBCU)
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SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced the Keysight Innovation Challenge 2021.

Using PI Day to Teach Data Literacy


By Emily Strickland, 7th grade Math, GCS Virtual program, EDP Director, Beck Academy

Where to begin with Pi? At the end? That might take a while – since there isn’t one! In fact, that’s what people love about this mysterious mathematical constant: its never-ending string of digits, which we generally shorten to 3.14, but which is indeed infinite. As the most famous example in the world of irrational numbers, Pi cannot be written as a ratio of two integers, meaning it has a decimal that goes on forever, without ever producing a pattern…at least so far!

Closing The Gender Gap In STEM Inventions - A Conversation With Qualcomm’s EVP & President Of The Technology Licensing Business - Alex Rogers

By Carolina Milanesi

At the end of 2020, I had the opportunity to attend a fireside chat hosted by Invent Together, a coalition of organizations, universities, companies and other stakeholders focused on understanding and addressing the diversity gap in inventi

Rockwell Automation Tools Power Roller Coasters Like Valravn at Cedar Point

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Did you ever wonder how a roller coaster works? The answer is revealed in this video which shares the “magic” behind the technology powering Valravn roller coaster at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

As part of the “It’s Not Magic, It’s Science” series, STEM influencer Jay Flores explains how sensors connected to Rockwell’s Programmable Logic Controller work together to help the vehicle purposefully navigate the ride’s track quickly and safely.

Celebrating the Power of an HBCU Education and its Impact on 3M's Culture


For 3Mers who graduated from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), the impact of their education on the contributions they bring to work are evident. “Both 3M and my HBCU have a strong focus on collaboration, honesty, integrity and a passion for change,” said Braxton Hooks, a Safety & Industrial Business Group (SIBG) sales representative and graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (N.C. A&T) State University. “As a student, there was a strong encouragement to have integrity and to be honest with all people.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

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  • Women make up half of the U.S. workforce.
  • Only 13% of engineers are women.
  • Only 28% of STEM workers are women.
  • Inclusion of diverse perspectives is essential to innovation. 

Today is Girl Day: Introduce a Girl to Engineering. Studies researched by Engineers Week show that young women who choose or persist in engineering and STEM tend to have strong role models in the field.


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