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Around the Table: Pacific NW Nat’l Laboratory, Microsoft, Alaska Air, Bristol Myers Squibb, Mariners

August 1st, 2022

Check out a snippet of recent news from Roundtable members: Commitment to Sustainability & Climate: In its 2022 Sustainability Report, Boeing provides a comprehensive view of achievements and progress toward the industry’s net-zero ambitions and goals. Pacific Northwest Laboratory shares in the Tri-City Herald how its scientists are studying materials to enable safe, cost-effective hydrogen storage, which can play an important role in achieving the nation’s net-zero carbon emissions goals. Microsoft, Alaska… Read more

CASE STUDIES: Programs and practices to increase credential attainment

July 18th, 2022

In a series of recent case studies, our education foundation, Partnership for Learning, profiles a range of opportunities that stakeholders across Washington – educators, institutions, policymakers, employers, and families alike – should consider as they work together to remove barriers and encourage students on their best-fit pathways to earning post-high school credentials. Areas of focus: Benefits of dual credit Promise of flexible learning… Read more

Around the Table: Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, Microsoft

June 30th, 2022

Creating Pathways to Opportunity: In their 2020-2021 Community Impact Report, the Seattle Mariners detail recent investments and participation in a wide range of activities, including a partnership with the Seattle Kraken and Seattle University to improve diversity in sports and entertainment. This year, the Mariners will host their first class of MBA fellows, offering several fellowships for candidates enrolled in SU’s new MBA… Read more

Around the Table: Fred Hutch, PNNL, PSE, Cambia Health & more

May 25th, 2022

Powering Innovation: Fred Hutch has led the development of a vaccine designed to elicit ‘broadly neutralizing antibodies’ to bock HIV since 2013. Now, it is nearly ready for its first phase of testing in human volunteers. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity, a step toward batteries that can be used for… Read more