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Underserved Populations

Resources and opportunities targeting underrepresented groups such as minorities, women, LGBT, etc.

Nov 02, 2020

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Latinx Engineering Day 2020—Online

On September 27, 2020, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Exploratorium hosted Día de la Ingeniería/Latinx Engineering Day 2020, a free bilingual (Spanish/English) program for audiences of all ages, from creative children who love to make things to teens and young adults interested in engineering careers to professionals curious about their colleagues’ projects.

Nov 02, 2020

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Challenge to Design a Solution to a Societal or Environmental Problem

The Making for Good Challenge builds on a Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education program—Innovation Generation—igniting, engaging, and empowering students in grades 9–12 to become makers, using no-cost dynamic digital resources.

Oct 15, 2020

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Grants to Transform Algebra 1 into a Gateway to Success

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.

Oct 15, 2020

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Tech Program to Increase Educational and Career Opportunities in Hispanic Communities

During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM is working with policymakers and education leaders to increase the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) in the United States. Currently, IBM hosts 220 P-TECH partners worldwide, and the company plans to expand the program to 150 schools in the US—half of the company’s total commitment of 300 by 2023.

Oct 15, 2020

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Edit-a-thons to Bring More Black Artists to Wikipedia

A group of artists has spent the past six years inviting other artists, teachers, and students to help add Wikipedia pages for Black artists and adjusting other pages as needed. Started by Jina Valentine and Heather Hart, the Wiki edit-a-thons have resulted in the addition of 1,200 artists and institutions to the Wikipedia website, as well as changes made to countless other pages.

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