Donald Trump dominated airtime during the first GOP debate on the night of August 6, to no one’s surprise.
And Americans were listening: the unprecedented 16 percent of households with televisions that tuned into the Fox News program exposed themselves to a cumulative 11 minutes and 14 seconds of Trump talk.
” asked Celina Morgan-Standard the Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at the New York Academy of Sciences.
“If each student engages in a social impact action pledge and touches ten to a thousand people each, we will soon be at 1 billion people that we can influence for social good.”Many organizations are already working to help students become futurists, technologists, and innovators, Greenwald noted.Other programs under GSA, including 1000 Girls 1000 Futures, highlights the organization’s commitment to diversifying the STEM pipeline. Donofrio, former executive vice president of innovation at IBM who keynoted the event, notes that increasing diversity and equity is both a business and moral benefit.“My thoughts about inclusion may sound moral and ethical, but that’s not why I am saying it.I am saying it because it makes sound business judgement to be inclusive,” said Donofrio.The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) wants to ensure that there are just as many inventors working on cancer, energy and other impactful endeavors as photo filters and dating apps.In order to combat this issue the NYAS’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA), in partnership with the Aspen Brain Institute, created the Social Impact Challenge to encourage the brightest STEM students around the world to become billionaires—but not in the traditional understanding of the word.For some peering into the Silicon Valley, the future of innovation seems murky—filled with gimmicky apps that silo individuals instead of bringing them together.