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The UNCF EmpowerMeTour 2015

John Westly Stewart (left), Netta Conyers-Hanes (center-left), Denise Miles (center-right), Daniel Smith (right)

The Guest Speaking Panel: John Westly Stewart (left), Netta Conyers-Hanes (center-left), Denise Miles (center-right), Daniel Smith (right) of The C.A.R.E. Foundation.

Why Entrepreneurs Think Different

dream-big-southerncottageTrue entrepreneurs think differently: they see differently. They approach life in a completely different way. They actually think about what they think about when they feel like they face mistakes and failures.

Once you really understand this — you will have successful accomplishments in your life.

It starts with being real with you.

So, the next time you feel like giving 80%, or 50% or even 10% of your overall effort just know you aren’t seeing the opportunity in front of you: only the obligation. What you think on the inside matters: in the midst of failure, trials and tribulations and for those that don’t want you to succeed.

When you approach life as an obligation you’ll only see what you have to do,  what you’re forced to do, or what someone making you do.

Your success comes from looking at everything as an opportunity to prove who you are.

Remember, every day is an opportunity to wake and embrace another chance. At the C.A.R.E. (TCF) foundation we celebrate success and show you how to get there. We’ll help you get the mentality you need. When you simply try things you’ve never done before you are seeking that opportunity.

TCF recognizes careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  Check out this young entrepreneur that has taken the tech industry by storm!

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation wishes to acknowledge, Paris Wallace. President and CEO of Ovuline. Ovuline is a Health IT company that combines user’s self-reported health data with clinical guidelines.

What is it? Ovia Pregnancy is an ingenious free mobile app. Yes, it’s FREE!

How does it work? This app is designed to lead couples through the conception process. It allows them to conceive in half the time.

Paris is also a co-founder of Good Start Genetics, a genomics technology company focused on fertility and reproductive health. As co-founder, Paris created the business plan, raised over $20MM from Orbimed Avdisors, Safeguard Scientific, SV Life Sciences and Lighthouse Capital and sold the first products across the country. Prior to Good Start Genetics. He also worked in the asset management division at Goldman Sachs and as a consultant for A.T. Kearney. Paris serves on the boards of Boston-based, start-ups Acceptional and Apartment Streaming and is a mentor at Techstars Boston.

Giving Back: Paris has always enjoyed mentoring and advising young companies (start-ups) and has lectured on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Amherst College and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Education: Paris earned his BA from Amherst College, his MBA at Harvard Business School and his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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This article was adapted from Techstars.com

4 Awesome STEM Career Resources Your Kids Need Now!

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“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” (National Science Foundation)

  1. Career Aisle: Middle School: Have you ever wondered what the future might hold? Explore some of the options available to you in science, technology, engineering and math. Lots of videos.
  2. Kids.gov Jobs: You found it! Grab all the info you’ll need on every cool career under the sun. Wondering what marine biologists do? Want to watch a video on becoming a veterinarian? You’re in the right place.
  3. iON Future: Like games? If website browsing isn’t your style, you can always play this free STEM career exploration game. It’s geared toward middle school and early high school students.
  4. NASA Look to the Future: Careers in Space: You know, you don’t have to be an astronaut to work in the space program. NASA has a list of other professions, including robotics engineer, computer scientist and oceanographer, for you to consider.

STEM careers 2All of us at, The C.A.R.E. Foundation love to magnify how STEM affects our kids education and career path. STEM is the future of the technological age in which they live; it’s opening lucrative career options, and is a necessary key to steps in wise career decisions in 2015 and beyond.

U.S. Department of Labor Findings

In 2009, a list the ten most wanted employees was compiled by the U. S. Department of Labor. Eight of those employees were ones with degrees in the STEM fields: accounting, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information sciences and systems, computer engineering, civil engineering, and economics and finance.

U. S. Department of Commerce Findings

STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. Health care workers with associate degrees to doctors of medicine will average 20% more in lifetime earnings than peers with similar degrees in non-health care. A glance at 2010 starting salaries for engineers with $47,145 for civil engineers to $60,054 for chemical engineers is strong evidence that STEM related jobs can be financially rewarding careers for our kids. 

And here it is! According to the U. S. Labor Department, The 10 Fastest Growing Occupations from 2008-2018, and their median wages are:

  1. Biomedical engineers, $77,400
  2. Network systems and data communications analysts, $71,100
  3. Home health aides, $20,460
  4. Personal and home care aides, $19,180
  5. Financial examiners, $70,930
  6. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists, $72,590
  7. Physician assistants, $81,230
  8. Skin care specialists, $28,730
  9. Biochemists and biophysicists, $82,840
  10. Athletic trainers, $39,640

The C.A.R.E. Foundations Recommendation to YOU About STEM

You’re career opportunities are endless! Just remember, whether you’re a student, counselor, educator, or parent, The C.A.R.E. Foundation can get you get involved! In fact, you’re taking the first step by simply visiting this our site. If you’re a student: push your school to teach STEM classes. To all the Counselors: Let’s unite to promote students to pursue a STEM Career. Educators! Please emphasize teaching students the relevance of STEM in everyday life. And to our parents: influence your kids to do well and keep an eye out for any spark of interest in STEM. Contact C.A.R.E. today to see what programs are available to you in your local area or state!

See you soon!

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Find Out What You Didn’t Know About Engineering as a Career

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Engineering is a multifaceted field with many areas of specialization. Engineers build cities, save lives, create music and design computer systems. Not many people know that careers in STEM can be very lucrative, too!

All these things are the stuff teen dreams are made of! The C.A.R.E. Foundation works to support youth in STEM careers, such as engineering, as a college major and career option. Hear what some of the experts have to say about engineering-ENJOY!

Famous Quotes about Engineering

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering. ~Freeman Dyson

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. ~Bill Gates

Transmission_of_motion_by_compund_gear_train_(Army_Service_Corps_Training,_Mechanical_Transport,_1911)The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it’s Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same. ~Bill Gates

With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code. ~Stephen Hawking

There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind. ~Bill Nye

What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems… there’s no law of physics preventing them. ~Michio Kaku

Architecture begins where engineering ends. ~Walter Gropius

It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action. ~Weili Dai

imagesTo make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That’s what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games – nothing like saving the world. ~Elon Musk

Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes. ~Freeman Dyson

Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly. ~James Dyson

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds. ~Theo Jansen

Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships. ~Ross Perot

Engineering stimulates the mind. ~Bruce Dickinson

Engineering is a fantastic base for any career. ~Chris Liddell

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10 Awesome STEM Apps for High School Kids!

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation has compiled 10 awesome STEM apps for High School Youth to explore! We’ll keep you posted on all things regarding STEM: games, contests, websites to career advice. We are ready to MOTIVATE you! #IAMMOTIVATION

  1. Algebra Touch App: Here it is! Get a refresher on your algebra skills with this touch-based tool. Tap to simplify, drag to rearrange and draw lines to eliminate identical terms.
  2. The Elements App: If you geek out on the periodic table as much as I do, you’ll want this app. Check the current price of gold, find the half-life of plutonium or read up on helium-neon lasers.
  3. Interplanetary 3D Sun App: Sponsored by NASA, this tool pulls data from a fleet of NASA spacecraft. Watch solar flares, coronal mass ejections and geomagnetic storms moments after they happen.
  4. Muscle System Pro III App: Strip away the flesh to discover what lies beneath. Developed in collaboration with Stanford University School of Medicine, this interactive app allows you to explore the workings of human musculature, layer by layer.
  5. NASA App: A must-have for NASA fans. This monster app includes live streaming of NASA TV and over 13,000 images, as well as on-demand videos, news stories and International Space Station (ISS) sighting opportunities. It also happens to be free.
  6. National Geographic Apps: National Geographic has plenty to keep you entertained on a dull day. Top-rated apps include National Parks and the World Atlas.
  7. Pocket Universe App: Astronomy unbounded. Take a virtual visit to the surface of Mars. Animate the night sky. Play quiz games. Get pop-up notifications of astronomical highlights.
  8. Solar System for iPad: Explore the universe on your tablet with stunning visuals, 150-plus story pages, images from the Mars rover Curiosity and a 3-D orrery that lets you control the orbits of planets and their moons.
  9. Sparticl: The best science on the web! Engaging videos, articles, activities, and games for teens.
  10. Virtual Frog Dissection: All of the education with none of the guts. This app allows you to wield virtual dissection tools to uncover the mysteries of amphibian anatomy.

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