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How one NGO helps farmers use mobile phones to invest in a better harvest
myAgro is a Cisco nonprofit partner addressing critical human needs. Read on to find out how they are supporting smallholder farmers in Africa.
How Arizona eighth graders find solutions to the community’s toughest social problems
Eighth grade social studies teacher Edgar Ochoa was excited to implement the Global Problem Solvers: The Series (GPS: The Series) supplemental curriculum, but he wasn’t entirely sure how his students were going to react.
Tae Yoo, Cisco’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs on Cisco’s CSR Philosophy
In this excerpt from our recent CSR report, Tae Yoo decribes Cisco’s CSR and social impact philosophy
Nonprofit Spotlight: Education for the Globalization 4.0 Era
Gooru has been a Cisco Foundation grantee since 2011, thanks to their success using technology to improve student learning outcomes. To learn more about them read on.
The Founder, CEO and CTO of Niramai on Increasing Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Dr. Geetha Manjunath shares her personal experience with STEM education and how she founded Niramai to develop new cancer screening software using machine intelligence with thermography images—enabling a low cost, easy to use, portable solution to detect cancer.
Celebrating the power of entrepreneurs to solve global problems
In our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world, we believe developing a generation of global problem solvers is critical to discovering the solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.
Captaining Shark-Detecting Drones in Australia
Drones have many practical oceanic applications including everything from real-time shore alerts when sharks are present to collecting humpback whale exhale condensate -- or snot -- to track whale health.
How a Research-Driven Approach to Drones Can Help Us Save Lives
Drones are changing public safety operations for the better. New emerging drone technologies offer the promise of reducing search times, improving situational awareness, enhancing team safety, reducing costs, and even the potential of delivering medical supplies ahead of rescue teams. But sound research must be utilized to measure the positive impacts in order to make sure drones are utilized appropriately.
Making a Big Impact in a Small Town Started in the Classroom
“When I first gave them the assignment, I got a lot of ‘I can’t.’ So I asked them to identify ways they could make a dent in the problem, explaining if they can do it, then someone else can do it too,” Mr. Miller explained. “I think that’s the great thing about GPS. It gets kids thinking and excited about what they can do.”