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STEM²: Connecting Grade Schools with Industry

STEM²: Connecting Grade Schools with Industry

The culmination of a comprehensive STEM program providing high-value education and networking resources for grade school educators came to completion this month with the STEM² Summit: “Nurturing students’ curiosity and inspiring innovation.” The event was a capstone to a five-part, professional development series of workshops held over the past several months for educators from the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Applied Materials Celebrates Ireland’s Contributions to Science

Applied Materials Celebrates Ireland’s Contributions to Science

Scientists and inventors may not be the first things that come to mind with the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day holiday. The day is usually associated with four-leaf clovers, leprechauns, performers or food and most importantly green beer. It turns out Ireland has a significant scientific heritage that has produced many top inventors, scientists and innovators who have made great contributions in pioneering new technologies. In honor of the upcoming holiday, Applied Materials would like to take this opportunity to recognize and honor some major Irish figures in the history of science.
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2011 Tech Award Laureates Announced

A doctor devised a “solar suitcase” to provide emergency lighting and power for medical procedures conducted in regions without access to a consistent source of electricity.Ethiopian television has created a children’s show to increase functional literacy in the country by using a popular puppet to teach youth the overwhelming 231 characters of their native language.An organization in India offers affordable, potable water via solar-powered “water ATMs” to people living on less than $2 a day.These extraordinary efforts that use technology to benefit humanity are among the 15 projects announced today as recipients of the 2011 Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials in partnership with the Tech Museum.
From Shy Student to Engaging Engineer

From Shy Student to Engaging Engineer

Applied Materials engineer Rozalia Beica guest-blogs for The Huffington Post's education section in a blog post published this week as part of non-profit organization Change The Equation 's campaign encouraging education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Rozalia's inspiring story speaks to how she stumbled into the engineering field as a shy student and eventually came to love engineering and the excitement and collaboration of working in the semiconductor industry.  She is now seen as an expert in the field helping to enable cutting edge technology of the future as part of Applied Materials' Silicon Systems Group .
Recognizing the Power of Making a Lasting, Meaningful Difference

Recognizing the Power of Making a Lasting, Meaningful Difference

2010 Tech Awards Laureates with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, the recipient of this year’s Global Humanitarian Award. The Tech Awards represent the single longest-standing forum for recognition of organizations that are actively creating a sustainable future building process. The quality of Laureates has consistently recognized role models who out shine the rigid, prescriptive formulas of conventional aid. Winners have in common a process that draws from an ever-expanding reference collection of preferred and likely ingredients which are blended together to meet local needs with locally empowered people. These results can be emulated and evolve on a global scale.
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Votes Needed! Solar Industry Awards

 We are pleased to announce that two products from the Applied Materials SunFab Thin Film group have made the short-list for the 2010 Solar Industry Awards. These awards were created to recognize products and services which will develop innovative manufacturing techniques and products which have the potential to change the way we live.