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The Time Has Come to Help Youth Cross the Opportunity Divide

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Posted by Brad Smith
General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Young People Will Change the World

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Editor’s Note: At the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bill Gates participated in a roundtable discussion on Opportunity for Youth. It’s a subject Bill is passionate about, because solving the world’s big problems will require energy and creativity of people of all ages, and from future generations. This post also appears on Bill’s personal blog, The Gates Notes.

Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants Awarded to Students to Help Create Businesses and Nonprofits Aimed at Global Change

Students from Croatia, Ecuador, Jordan and the United States receive funding and other support in the first year of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Davos, Switzerland – January 27, 2012 – At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting today in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the inaugural year of the Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program for student technology and social entrepreneurs. Grant recipients include Team Apptenders from Croatia, Team Falcon Dev from Ecuador, Team OaSys from Jordan and Team Lifelens from the United States.

What is STEM and why is it important? #STEMtember

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STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education is not only critical for preparing our future doctors, researchers, rocket scientists and game designers, it’s becoming more important for every type of job in the workforce. The problem is that most countries in the world aren’t producing enough STEM graduates. In the United States for example, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be more than 1.2 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018, but not enough people to fill them.

What do parents and students think of STEM education?

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STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is vital to solving the world’s toughest social problems; to helping companies create the next breakthrough innovation and to keeping local economies competitive. So how do we encourage more students to study STEM projects?

Helping NGOs Crowd-Source Solutions from Students

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The Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s annual student technology competition that asks students from around the world to combine their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the toughest problems.  Personally, it’s one of my favorite events that Microsoft puts on for students. Every year I am blown away by the quality and sophistication of the students’ projects and the inspiration the competition evokes to improve lives around the world.

Microsoft launches Bing REDU to help improve America’s education system

Bing REDU is part of Microsoft’s vision for improving education by using technology to connect, engage, explore and create
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There is a national crisis taking place in education. There are lots of voices participating – from government officials to teachers and parents and students themselves – but no single place to unify, empower and inspire everyone to help. Today Microsoft is launching REDU, a “home room” on the web for people who want to join in the conversation and take action to improve America’s education system.

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There is a national crisis taking place in education. There are lots of voices participating – from government officials to teachers and parents and students themselves – but no single place to unify, empower and inspire everyone to help. Today Microsoft is launching REDU, a “home room” on the web for people who want to join in the conversation and take action to improve America’s education system.

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