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November 17, 2014

Sharp Students Build Robots, Patents, and More

Abby Audet looks and acts like most girls her age. She loves hanging out with her friends, listening to music, and just being an American teenager. But Abby has some special talents: she can also tell you everything you could ever need to know about field control systems, touch multiplexers, infrared beacons, and much more.

October 2, 2014

Learning the Value of Service, Sharing with Those in Need

Years ago, when Dan Connors was a carefree college student, his summer job was cutting lawns in upstate New York. Dan enjoyed the pleasant work, the smells of fresh-cut grass, and the intermittent schedule. He was wiling away the afternoon on the sofa on one of his days off when his dad walked by and said “Get off the couch, you’re coming with us.”

October 2, 2014

Celebrating 10 Years of Volunteer Work in Los Angeles

If you bring up the subject of FedEx Cares Week around Mary Gonzales, you’ll see her face immediately fill with energy, and you won’t be able to miss the light in her eyes.

March 17, 2014

SXSW Interactive 2014: So you’ve got a billion followers…now what?

Every year at this time, thousands of the world’s premiere social media practitioners, technologists, and creatives gather in Austin, TX for South By Southwest Interactive to share ideas and inspiration. 

January 28, 2014

How to Design the Future of Transportation: The Story of EMBARQ in India

Recognizing the Need There are over 1.2 billion people in India. Each of them living in a world that becomes more complex and demanding every day. India is experiencing explosive growth, which requires people to be more mobile than ever, often commuting long distances every day for a job or family obligations. This newfound prosperity is contributing to a boom in personal car sales. 

November 27, 2013

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Brought to you by… robots!

This year’s traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will have a new twist, as teams of high school students and their robots from around the country are opening the parade.