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At the Elsevier Foundation, we recognize our partners’ success as we embed technology to support the UN SDGs As we all strive to adapt to our very changed world in the age of COVID-19, the Elsevier Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive health and research in service of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains as relevant as ever. Over the past few years, we have worked hard to embed… [Read more]

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BRONX, NY — In a brightly lit classroom, middle school girls are chatting, tossing dice and penciling their scores on an index card. It may seem like fun and games in this playful after school program, but stick around and you will see that there’s much more to it. What these students are about to learn may well impact them far into the future. “This program helps you understand… [Read more]

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New York, March 21, 2019 In partnership with Girls Inc. of New York City, the Elsevier Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new curriculum that will prepare low-income and underserved girls to study data analytics in high school. The development of the Pre-G3: The Elsevier Foundation Data Analytics Preparatory Program for Girls will help the girl-serving organization increase high school enrollment numbers for data analytics… [Read more]

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Research4Life partners have renewed their commitment through 2025 and created a new Rule of Law program In her years as researcher and senior lecturer in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Zimbabwe, Dr. Alice Matimba heard of several cases of diabetes-related blindness, also called retinopathy – a complication that can be effectively prevented if diagnosed and treated in time. But in Zimbabwe, like much of Africa, limited awareness,… [Read more]

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Washington D.C., USA, July 24, 2018: PRESS RELEASE The Research4Life partners announced today that they have agreed to extend their partnership through 2025. Research4Life (www.research4life.org) currently provides over 8,500 institutions in more than 100 developing countries with free or low cost access to peer-reviewed eResources from the world’s leading scholarly publishers. The renewed commitment will ensure that the nearly 85,000 peer reviewed academic journals, books and databases from some 200… [Read more]

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by Marc Chahin When I told friends that I’d go to Rwanda for a three week stay, many of them showed alarm. Even 24 years later, the country is still best known for the horrible events of the genocide that devastated the country during 100 days and killed an estimated 500,000 to 1 million Rwandans, as described in films like Hotel Rwanda or books like One Hundred Days. While today certainly not all… [Read more]

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A bag to prevent backpain. A speaker that cools your drinks. A drone that delivers emergency supplies. Trainers that play music and generate energy. Adaptations for hearing aids to make them look more attractive for young children. These are just a few of the ideas coming out of Imperial College London’s new space: The Invention Rooms. The zone blends an advanced university hackspace with a community engagement area and… [Read more]

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For many teens, seeing a 3D printer build, layer by layer, the design they just completed on a nearby laptop is an awe-inspiring experience. These days, members of Imperial College London’s outreach team, armed with 3D printers and robots, are frequent visitors at neighborhood festivals in London’s White City neighborhood, where the college is building a new 23-acre campus. Within The Invention Rooms, a new Reach Out Makerspace… [Read more]

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Exploring science and health professions helps children in underprivileged neighborhoods expand possibilities Sumala Heinze still remembers the day she learned about the Weekend School in her fifth-grade class. After school, she dashed home to get her mother’s signature on the permission slip. “I never ran so fast,” she recalled. “And I just put it there and said to my mom, ‘Just sign please – just sign!’ So on… [Read more]

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by Alison Bert Asking a child “what do you want to be when you grow up” is a common enough question. The answer they give, however, is often shaped by their experience of the world. For children from underprivileged backgrounds, they may not know of the opportunities available to them as scientists, engineers or health professionals. The IMC Weekend School in Amsterdam gives them a chance to learn… [Read more]