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Sep 19, 2016

Leaders Participate in TAO Tech Exec Auction for STEM Education

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) is hosting an auction to benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education programs. These educational programs play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy and are a critical component to the future success of the Oregon and Southwest Washington technology industry. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. This year TAO announced their first annual Tech Exec Online Auction to benefit the work of STEM education programs Innovate Oregon, iUrbanTeen, Oregon Robotics, and Portland More…

technology , education , community outreach

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Mar 02, 2016

Planar Sponsors Marathon Scholars Winter Gold Gala 2016

Planar and it’s employees got involved with this year’s Marathon Scholars Winter Gold fundraising gala on Saturday, February 27th. Marathon Scholars is a Portland, Oregon-based non-profit that identifies high potential, low income 9 year olds and gives them their first college scholarship. Then, through a combination of mentoring and programming, sees them through to their college graduation. Telling students, who are often the first in their family to consider college, that they are university material is very powerful and the organization has graduated several classes now at 7x the average that one might expect from this “first graduate” More…

Volunteer , Sponsorship , education , higher education