Computer Science Opportunities From Childhood to Career
September 14, 2020
Amazon Future Engineer
Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program aimed at increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities. Amazon is committed to helping more students, especially students from these communities, have the resources and skills they need to build their best futures.
Amazon is known for its long-term thinking style, and we know that coding is the language of the future. Additionally, Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) education and computer science are ingrained into the work many Amazon employees rely on day in and day out.
In June 2020, Amazon announced the first-ever Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award recipients – 10 all-star teachers working diligently to help students in underserved and underrepresented communities build life-changing skills to propel their futures in computer science. These award-winning teachers focus on promoting diversity and inclusion in computer science.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) is celebrating Rare Disease Day 2021 with The Balancing Act.
Travis Flores is a 29-year-old cystic fibrosis survivor and a recipient of a very rare third double-lung transplant in May 2020.
The Balancing Act has partnered with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and WEGO Health to shine a light on rare diseases and the impact they have on patients.