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Looking Back and Moving Forward: Hispanic Heritage Month and the Latinx STEM Gap

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Hispanic and Latinx cultures have helped define American society for centuries. Yet today there’s an immense demographic gap in the Latinx community in STEM-related fields. With the impact that this proud, diverse culture has had on the United States, why don’t we see more members of the Latinx community in STEM? While there’s a variety of factors that contribute to this gap, the solutions are fairly straightforward.

Context to Hispanic Heritage Month

First-ever Tech Conference for HBCUs to Expand Access to Tech Careers

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News Highlights:

  • More than 100 HBCUs across the U.S. can gain latest insights into digital transformation to help meet their needs for the future of education.
  • As part of a ‘Bot A Thon’ competition for HBCU students, top finalists will have the opportunity to interview for internship positions at HP and Microsoft.
  • Notable speakers include Dallas Martin of Asylum Records and executive vice president of Atlantic Records; Lanre Gaba, executive vice president of Urban A&R at Atlantic Records who has advanced women in music, including Cardi B and Lizzo; and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC-12), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
  • 5th annual HP-HBCU Business Challenge continues to drive a diverse pipeline in tech. Previous challenges attracted over 380 students from 46 HBCUs and select participants later became full-time employees or interns at HP.
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News Highlights:

  • More than 100 HBCUs across the U.S. can gain latest insights into digital transformation to help meet their needs for the future of education.
  • As part of a ‘Bot A Thon’ competition for HBCU students, top finalists will have the opportunity to interview for internship positions at HP and Microsoft.
  • Notable speakers include Dallas Martin of Asylum Records and executive vice president of Atlantic Records; Lanre Gaba, executive vice president of Urban A&R at Atlantic Records who has advanced women in music, including Cardi B and Lizzo; and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC-12), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
  • 5th annual HP-HBCU Business Challenge continues to drive a diverse pipeline in tech. Previous challenges attracted over 380 students from 46 HBCUs and select participants later became full-time employees or interns at HP.

Catalyzing Innovation to Advance Racial Equity

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This blog was posted on behalf of Pia Wilson-Body, Intel Foundation President and XPRIZE Foundation Racial Equity Alliance Brain Trust Member. She shares her conversation with guest Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE Foundation.

At Intel, Inclusion Comes From Seeing Value in Each Person

by Carolina Milanesi
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"What is the business value of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)? Well, the business value of DEI is the value of the people you are hiring. So naturally, you want the best and the brightest. Of course, all companies want the best and the brightest. So how do we value those people when we've secured them?" asks Dawn Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) and Vice President of Social Impact at Intel, as we come together to discuss inclusive culture at Intel.

Intel Employee Volunteers and U.S. Olympic Athletes Join Together for Virtual Girls Steam Camp

By Pia Wilson-Body, President, Intel Foundation
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It isn’t often that we get to see into the future, but that is exactly what I had the chance to do this past month. With support from Intel’s Olympic and Paralympic Office, the Intel® Future Skills team and Intel Employee Service Corps (IESC) volunteers hosted two three-day virtual sports STEAM camps for middle school girls from 35 states across the country. And the experience reminded us all that the future is bright.

Intel Launches AI for Workforce Program for Students in 18 Community Colleges

Intel’s artificial intelligence degree program helps create the next generation of US technologists, engineers and inventors.
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What’s New: Intel is announcing a major expansion of its Intel® AI for Workforce Program to help educate the next generation of U.S. technologists, engineers and inventors — and to help them land careers in their chosen fields, ranging from healthcare to nursing to business. To support the expansion of the program across the U.S., Intel is collaborating with Dell Technologies to provide technical and infrastructure expertise. Students who complete the program, which is being added at 18 schools across 11 U.S.

The Technology Solution to the Power Grid's Battle With Climate Change

By Mike Bates | Worldwide general manager for energy, Intel Corporation
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When the Texas power crisis hit in February, my family and I were among the millions of people stuck in a deadly blackout in freezing temperatures because of a massive electricity generation failure. Certain areas of the grid, like hospitals, remained illuminated to support critical infrastructure, but this also meant that nearby empty skyscrapers kept power that otherwise could have been redirected to residents in their homes and others who needed it.

Evolve Small: Supporting Community Businesses

by Carl Pinto, Vice President and North America COO, Lenovo
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321 Coffee in Raleigh, North Carolina has a mission. Well, maybe two missions.

One is to serve their caffeinated elixir to their customers at the North Carolina State Farmers Market. After all, nothing beats a delicious, eye-opening latte or cappuccino while you’re picking out some fresh fruits and vegetables on a Saturday morning, planning the evening meal.

Gaming Survey Provides Data on Diversity and Inclusion Among Players

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To understand and identify diversity and inclusion’s role in gaming activities, Intel partnered with Newzoo, a leading provider of games and esports analytics.

Intel's Nivruti Rai Shares Her Recipe for Success

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With a creative mind that loves number crunching and as a self-proclaimed risk-taker, Nivruti Rai has recently been featured among the five global women business leaders chosen by the Leading Edge. The Leading Edge is an initiative launched by the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders to celebrate and amplify the work of women who are fostering economic growth and social change.

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