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21CF and Pepsico Award $200,000 Scholarships to Women in Stem as Part of ‘The Search for Hidden Figures’ Contest

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21st Century Fox and PepsiCo, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), have named Yuna Shin from Bothell, Washington, and Joy Bualamwini from Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the two grand prize winners of “The Search for Hidden Figures,” a contest awarding scholarships to young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

VIDEO: Being the Change – Women in Tech

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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At AT&T, more than 84,200 women work to transform the way we connect with our world. These women are executives, engineers, marketers, sales people, financial professionals, installation technician and attorneys. They are innovators. They are mentors. And they’re leaders.

AT&T Accepting Applications for Ed-Tech Accelerator

For- and Non-Profit Organizations Driving Social Impact Can Apply
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ — AT&T is calling on innovative ed-tech ventures to apply for the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator.  In its third year, the Aspire Accelerator’s mission is to support innovations that can help every student achieve a bright, successful future—exponentially and at scale.

Voya Financial Congratulates Finalists for 2017 National Teacher of the Year Award

Today, the four finalists for 2017 National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Award were announced. The finalists are:
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Voya is the presenting sponsor of the NTOY program, which helps recognize excellence in the classroom, highlights the important, positive impact that skilled teachers can have on the lives of their students, and amplifies and empowers teachers’ voices. This year marks Voya’s 13th year supporting the program.

Sodexo Challenges Students Nationwide to Reduce Food Waste to Landfills with Spark 101 STEM Skills Video

Real-world case studies help students connect STEM coursework to environmental and sustainability career pathways
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- With the support of Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, teachers nationwide now have a new resource specifically designed to help students explore applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in real-world food waste and environmental sustainability challenges.

Exploring the Role of Higher Education in Creating Community

By: Jim Jenkins
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Establishing a strong sense of belonging and purpose, both on campus and in the larger community is essential to engaging and retaining students. For many students, college represents their first taste of true independence, away from parents, teachers and other authority figures.

Mentoring Goes Virtual, Dreams Become Reality

By Aragon Burlingham, Founder and President, We Teach Science Foundation
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This post is part of our series on online mentoring. To learn more, click here.

Making an Impact Around the Globe: Rhode Island – Mentoring Students Toward Success in Science

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Amgen Rhode Island partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State to launch the first site-based mentoring program in Rhode Island. The program, called Beyond School Walls, brought 20 sixth graders from a local elementary school to Amgen for a 15-week program. Each of the 20 students was paired with a volunteer Amgen staff member, meeting every other Wednesday from November through June for one-to-one mentoring.

A Conversation on Mentoring

With: AT&T Aspire International Champion Ruth Agyei, Specialist, Business Administration
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Q: What early influences motivated you to become involved with Aspire?

A: My first job was as a teacher. I think most teachers have a passion for giving back. I am no exception. Clearly, that passion influenced my decision to take on the role of AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) Regional Champion. 

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