Smartsheet Kicks Off First ENGAGE APAC Event

BELLEVUE, Wash. & SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 12, 2020–

Smartsheet (NYSE:SMAR), the enterprise platform for dynamic work, today announced the start of its first ENGAGE APAC event. Continuing the conversation from ENGAGE US and ENGAGE EMEA, the virtual event will discuss the key to unlocking human potential through panel discussions, case studies, and product demonstrations from organisations across the region.

As organisations continue to transform how they work due to the pandemic, many are looking to collaborate more efficiently and effectively by turning to dynamic solutions that empower the workforce. This sentiment is echoed by Smartsheet Vice President, Asia Pacific, Nigel Mendonca, who said, “Here at Smartsheet Asia Pacific, we want to help businesses to truly unlock and realise human potential so that they can remain adaptable, flexible and embody a culture of continuous performance.”

In addition to remarks from Smartsheet leadership and a look at the latest product releases, the

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Go Direct Weather System provides a versatile and affordable way for educators to engage students

Vernier recently launched the new Go Direct® Weather System to engage students in hands-on data collection as they learn important environmental science concepts. This affordable wireless sensor can be used in the classroom or out in the field to help middle school, high school, and college-level students investigate and analyze a variety of environmental factors.

“This new sensor for environmental science provides an affordable way for STEM educators to engage their students in data collection as they explore the science of natural phenomena,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The Go Direct Weather System is notable because students can collect and analyze multiple types of environmental data using just one compact system.”

The two-part Go Direct Weather System consists of the Go Direct Weather sensor and the Go Direct Weather Vane. The handheld weather sensor is used to collect data around ambient temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind

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Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy Calls on Chicago Companies to Meaningfully Engage with Schools to Help Close Technology and Access Gaps in Education

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy (MSA) is calling on the Chicago business community to increase its engagement with schools to help close the inequality gap that exists in under-resourced areas. Perspectives MSA credits its readiness for the 2020-2021 remote school year to its deep, meaningful relationships with several Chicago companies that have engaged by providing employee support and financial resources.

“Our corporate supporters have embraced understanding the communities Perspectives serves, and they partner with us on solutions that have led to better mental and physical resources for students, a double-digit increase in graduation rates and reduced level of suspension,” said TyNeisha Banks, principal of Perspectives. “We urge Chicago corporations to engage with us and other under-resourced schools to, eventually, erase the inequality gap altogether.”

When COVID-19 forced schools to close in March, the challenges for students of under-resourced communities were amplified, as families lacked the resources

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