Economic Education: The Missing Link in K-12 Schools

A record-high number of Americans are facing challenging financial circumstances in large measure because of poor or non-existent economic education. Whether it’s the basics of individual or family budgeting, borrowing for education or planning for retirement, lack of economic education can lead to dire (and unnecessary) results. At the North Carolina Council on Economic Education […]

IBM Competition Stokes March Madness for ACC Innovation Teams

When you think “ACC” (Atlantic Coast Conference), you might think “basketball”, as the ACC is home to some of the nation’s finest. But the ACC is also about academic excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship. That’s why IBM is excited for all the teams headed to the second annual ACC InVenture Prize innovation competition – a “Shark […]

Transforming Lives on International Women’s Day

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we call upon ourselves and others to to #BeBoldForChange by helping to forge a better and more inclusive gender-equal world. This year’s theme – Be Bold for Change – could serve as a mantra for all of us looking to make an impact on our careers, our communities and […]

Celebrating Women in Engineering and Technology

Register today for the 2017 Global Marathon – a free, virtual event focused on women in engineering and technology. The event takes place this Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 & 9, and will be a unique opportunity women (and girls) in STEM to connect, learn and be inspired by others around the world. The IBM International Foundation […]

Why IBM Leads in the Fight Against Climate Change

Today IBM was awarded a 2017 Climate Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry. This is the second time we’ve won this award in the Organizational Leadership category, and the fifth time we’ve won a Climate Leadership Award in the Award’s six-year history […]

Populating the Pipeline for Women in STEM

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16, 2017), a few IBM women in the Pacific Northwest hosted 200 elementary, middle and high school girls from Highline Public Schools for a private screening of the movie Hidden Figures, in partnership with Techbridge – a non-profit organization that works to inspire girls to discover a passion […]

L’opérateur mutualisé de production IT du groupe Crédit Agricole S.A. soutient la recherche humanitaire en devenant partenaire du World Community Grid d’IBM.

SILCA, opérateur mutualisé de production IT du groupe Crédit Agricole S.A, est un pôle d’expertise proposant de nombreuses offres de services aux entités du groupe Crédit Agricole et les accompagne dans leur stratégie de digitalisation tout en élevant en permanence le niveau de sécurité. La responsabilité sociale, la responsabilité environnementale ainsi que la solidaritie sont […]

Advancing Smarter Cities with the help of Cognitive Technology

IBM is extending the Smarter Cities Challenge competitive global grant program, through which more than 800 of IBM’s top experts have completed pro bono projects to help over 130 cities improve the quality of life for their residents. Below, IBM Vice President for Global Citizenship Initiatives Jen Crozier reflects on the program’s impact and the […]

IBM Recognized As “Early Leader” in CO2 Emissions Reduction Goals

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently recognized IBM as an early leader in setting greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. In its new report Corporations: Unlikely Heroes in America’s Quest for Climate Action, WWF describes how companies like IBM know they can save money by becoming more efficient, securing less-expensive renewable energy, and reducing market volatility […]

Smashing Childhood Cancer with IBM World Community Grid

In 2014, a team of researchers used IBM’s World Community Grid to discover several potential drug candidates to fight neuroblastoma, a cancer that affects children. Today, the project’s lead scientist has assembled an international team of researchers to fight even more childhood cancers on World Community Grid, and anyone with a computer and an internet […]

Who Are Today’s Hidden Figures?

Check out this great profile of three new IBM P-TECH graduates — young women who are breaking barriers to pursue their interests in STEM education and New Collar Jobs. (This video was produced by theGrio.) Rashid Ferrod Davis is the Founding Principal of IBM’s Brooklyn P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School). Related Resource: […]

Fighting Hunger in the Carolinas

Despite improvements in the North Carolina economy since the Great Recession, nearly 1.8 million of our residents lack sufficient food each month. That’s nearly one in six of our neighbors! Even worse, this is true for nearly one in four children under the age of five. North Carolina’s Association of Feeding America Food Banks fights […]

Developing Student-Centered STEM Lessons with IBM

The IBM Thai Teachers TryScience Project “I’ve realized that my science lessons must be student-centered, rather than teacher-centered,” said Mr. Watchara Dachoponchai, shortly after finishing a master teacher workshop held by Kenan Institute Asia in early November as part of the IBM Thai Teachers TryScience project. A science teacher at Matthayompuranawas School in Bangkok, Mr. […]

Girls Step Forward at IBM Women in STEM Panel

P-TECH Schools Packing the “New Collar Jobs” Pipeline Recently, 50 female scholars from the Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) in Connecticut; Excelsior Academy in Newburgh, New York; and Brooklyn P-TECH participated in the first-ever IBM Women in STEM Panel at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. The event brought together […]

IBM P-TECH: Helping Graduates Blaze Diverse Pathways to Success

Today marks a significant milestone on the journey of 16 extraordinary young people, as they complete both their high school diplomas and associate degrees in STEM fields. This milestone is significant because all 16 are students of color from low-income families, and because nearly 100 percent are headed to four-year colleges. This outstanding achievement also […]