Amazon donates $100,000 for diversity and robotics programming at UMd.

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is again putting more money toward computer science education in Greater Washington, this time with a $100,000 donation to the University of Maryland's engineering school for diversity initiatives and robotics programming. Specifically, Amazon Lab126, the research-and-development team behind Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Echo speakers, will be launching a diversity initiative within the university’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, the school and the company… Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-10-13 15:47:55 UTC ]
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Macmillan Learning Launches Employee-Created Program to Recruit Diverse Talent

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AwesomeBooks to donate 50,000 books via National Literacy Trust

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Columbia, Howard University to Launch Black Studies Book Series, Diversity Program

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Konnie Huq delivers free eco lesson as Piccadilly Press donates 8,000 books

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HarperCollins donates 50,000 books to Covid-19 support projects

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Melinda Gates has donated $250,000 to the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction.

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Amazon revealed as mystery £250,000 donor to UK bookshops

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