Siobhan Kenney

Siobhan manages philanthropy and corporate responsibility initiatives aligned with Applied Materials’ core value of making a positive social contribution in communities where the company operates and its employees work and live.

Applied Materials Prepares Teachers to Go Back to School

Applied Materials Prepares Teachers to Go Back to School

Just like students starting a new school year, local teachers were faced with unfamiliar settings, loads of jargon, mysterious tasks, and new colleagues as part of their Fellowship with Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Educators (IISME). For many who participated in the 27 year old public-private partnership, the Fellowship provided a unique opportunity to work in a corporate environment, live the culture, and learn more about the skills their students will need to compete in the global marketplace.Recently, the ten IISME Fellows who worked at Applied this summer, and were mentored by employees, presented information about their time at the company, their projects, and their Education Transfer Plan that addresses how the Fellowship will impact their teaching and student learning once they return to the classroom.
Arts that Foster Understanding

Arts that Foster Understanding

In a region as diverse as Silicon Valley, the arts can bring people together in shared experiences that transcend boundaries and foster understanding. Through the arts, we gain exposure to the traditions of various cultures and learn of issues important to people in communities around the world. Two current events in San Jose, Calif., funded in part by the Applied Materials Foundation, work to build bridges between people through the arts.
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Tech Awards Gala Highlights 2010

Applied Materials, the presenting sponsor of the international awards program and proud sponsor of the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, joins other sponsors in recognizing people from around the globe who have developed programs and products that are having a positive impact on the way people live.
Join Us for the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

Join Us for the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

Far too many people in our local communities are facing a dismal holiday season. In Silicon Valley, the Food Bank is serving 250,000 people per month, more than 6000 community members snaked around the block of Sacred Heart Community Services agency last weekend to register for holiday food and gifts, and CBS’s 60 Minutes recently broadcasted a sobering segment on the Valley’s unemployed. But there are ways you can help.
Honoring Technology Helping to Solve Critical Problems

Honoring Technology Helping to Solve Critical Problems

  The idea of using technology to benefit humanity brings to mind awe-inspiring, life-changing innovations of significant scale and impact, such as medical breakthroughs, advances in communications and high speed transportation. But as the Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, demonstrate, sometimes clever ideas and relatively simple technology, elegant and effective in design, can help solve critical problems around the world.