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October 13, 2020

EDUCATION

Four Cisco Networking Academy Students: Four Different Cybersecurity Careers

Four NetAcad students, four different cybersecurity careers. See how Cisco Networking Academy empowers students to pursue careers in a growing field.

Celebrating Cisco Networking Academy Instructor Rebecca Harrop on International Teachers Day

This International Teachers Day, we would like to highlight someone very exceptional - Cisco Networking Academy instructor Rebecca Harrop. Rebecca is a specialist in computer networking and security, and senior lecturer of cybersecurity at the University of Bedfordshire. This year she celebrates her 20th year as a Cisco Networking Academy instructor.

Meet Intelligent Hives: A Third Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

Intelligent Hives provides an easy-to-use intelligent apiary management system that increases beekeepers’ revenues and reduces global bee extinction. Learn more from their founder, Sebastian Górecki, winner of a Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 Third Runner-Up $10,000 USD prize.

Meet CURE: First Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

CURE founder, Mohamed Dhaouafi, won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge First Runner-Up $75,000 USD prize. Learn more about how they create customizable 3D-printed bionic arms for people with limb differences at an affordable price.

New York teacher uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to help kids launch a social enterprise

"We were looking for new, innovative things to do with our students,” says Michael. “The staff and I watched the episodes and developed a plan to incorporate it into a program for our students to run their own business, made possible by a grant we applied for through EdCorp Real World Scholars.”

Arizona educator uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to teach her kids 21st century skills

“It’s perfect for my middle grades – it grows with them,” Kat says. She introduced GPS: The Series to her 4th and 5th grade students a year ago and plans to expand to her 6th graders this year.

Missouri teacher uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to awaken his kids’ inner superheroes

“The students loved the gamification. As they completed challenges and missions – just like the Global Problem Solvers characters - they progressed through the various superhero levels. The missions are actually part of an ongoing assignment to create their own superhero story.

Free, inclusive animated series to keep your kids engaged in STEM this summer

Like many parents right now, Monica Gomez was looking for a fun and educational way to occupy her kids – all ten of them – online. Monica is a Cisco Networking Academy Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, parent of two, and swim coach, and when the pandemic prevented her swim class, which is for kids ages 9 to 11, including her son, from practicing in the pool she looked to Cisco’s Global Problem Solvers (GPS): The Series to help.

Cisco’s military and veteran program expands support for military spouses, adding a mentorship opportunity

The American Corporate Partners’ (ACP) Active Duty Spouse Mentoring Program, conducted in partnership with Cisco, connects military spouses with Cisco employees who provide mentoring and career advice. Each year, ACP helps more than 3,500 returning military veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment.