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December 7, 2016

EDUCATION

Innovate Together: Leaving the Traditional Classroom Behind to Solve Real-World Problems

Research shows that experiential and project-based learning is linked to significant improvements in student test scores, attendance and classroom engagement, as well as improved higher order thinking and problem solving skills and speaks to a broader range of learners. Additionally, there is a great deal of information about learning modalities that suggest a combination of telling […]

Bits and Joules – Solving Global Problems Through IoT Solutions

This blog was guest-written by Tanuja Ganu, Co-Founder and CTO at DataGlen Inc. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Meet the Amazing Women Using Technology to Change the World” session of the Women Rock-IT series on November 29. For more than 80 years, people have envisioned a world where inanimate objects and animate beings operate together in harmony, […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time for Women to Shape Asia Pacific’s Future

This blog was guest-written by Sandy Walsh, Director, Social Innovation Group – Asia Pacific and Japan Cisco Digitization is changing the world. More than ever, there’s a tremendous opportunity to be a global problem solver who can innovate as a technologist, think like an entrepreneur and act as a social change agent. According to the European […]

Celebrating Women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day

For every young woman who wants to pursue a career in science, math, engineering, or technology (STEM), look no further than Ada Lovelace. Born in 1815 at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, she gravitated toward the fascinating world of science and mathematics, eventually becoming the world’s first computer programmer. Her lengthy studies connected her […]

August 26, 2016

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

#CiscoChat Recap: Why Fearless Females Love Being Cisco Systems Engineers (SEs)

One of Cisco’s crown jewels is its fantastic team of female Systems Engineers (SEs). From Millennials, moms, mentors, and innovators to business consultants, salsa dancers, world travelers, strategic sellers, and...

Cisco’s CyberCamp Accelerates Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Last week, Cisco’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC and San Jose, CA campuses hosted 60 students for the CyberCamp Summer Camp 2016 – a special cybersecurity camp sponsored by CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s national youth cyber education program. In its second year, CyberCamp aims to inspire local students towards education and careers in cybersecurity […]

August 16, 2016

EDUCATION

Sowing the Seed for Future Data Scientists

For the second summer in a row, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Governance Lab (GovLab) put on camps for middle and high school students to teach them how to harness the power of open data and crowdsourcing to make important decisions in agriculture and food. The students came to USDA headquarters […]

An Open Letter to Anyone Not Involved with Girls Power Tech

“It was an amazing day. It is so inspiring that the guidance of mentors helped me choose my career. It is unbelievable how 11 minutes helped me so much.” Can a few hours really change your life? Can an 11-minute conversation with a stranger inspire you to change your career aspirations? At Girls Power Tech […]

July 25, 2016

LIFE AT CISCO

Going Back to Summer Camp as a Cisco Employee – GenCyber Camp That Is

An issue I can relate to – the lack of women in cybersecurity. While women represented 25% of computing professionals in 2015, they only represented 10% of the information security...