Now more than ever, a high-quality STEM education matters. The STEM fields cultivate curiosity and creativity while preparing students to reach their highest potential in work and life. They are also critical for personal and national prosperity: In the next decade, almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations will require intermediate or advanced knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.
Unfortunately, access to a high-quality STEM education is deeply inequitable, limiting opportunities for students while they are still in high school. A quarter of high schools with the highest percentage of African-American and Latino students don’t offer Algebra [...]
Beauty behemoth L’Oréal announced on Friday the 100% acquisition of Canadian AR/AI company ModiFace. Although the buyout amount was not disclosed, the move will accelerate L’Oréal’s digital strategy by providing the group’s 34 international brands with a virtual try-it-before-you-buy-it consumer experience. “We are thrilled to welcome ModiFace to L’Oréal to become the heart of our digital services R&D”, expressed Lubomira Rochet, Chief Digital Officer of L’Oréal. “With its world-class team, technologies and sustained track record in terms of beauty tech innovations, ModiFace will support the reinvention of the beauty experience around innovative [...]
The House of Mouse gives some serious cheddar to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (science, technology, education, and technology) programs by donating $1 million dollars. Building upon the phenomenal box office success of Black Panther and the high-tech, Afrocentric theme of the film, Disney leaped at the opportunity to pounce on the important issue of underserved youth and technology. “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney [...]
Zack Giffin, co-host of FYI network’s “Tiny House Nation“, has added yet another OMG notch in his teeny home tool belt — home energy efficiency using plastics. Yes, plastics! The challenge for Giffin was to create the ultimate mini-mansion using innovative plastics technology that would reduce our environmental footprint. So, he partnered with Plastics Make It Possible to create a 200-square foot beacon of home energy efficiency using advanced building materials derived from plastics. “We have a small planet and we have a finite amount of resources”, said Giffin. “The deck, that’s all recycled building material. It’s got vinyl siding. We’ve got PVC trim. The [...]