International SCALE Challenge
PR NewswireApril 2, 2020The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) announces 25 winners of the international SCALE -- Supply Chain and Logistics Enterprises -- Challenge. Supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, SCALE is an open innovation contest to innovate the supply chain and logistics industry sector by launching 20+ high-tech startups advancing breakthrough inventions in advanced materials, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicles, drones, robotics, 3D printing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality.
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Our Team is HONORED and looks forward to meeting you all in Arkansas in September.
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A Front Line Lady's Service Center
Until recently American Women were prohibited from serving on the front lines in battle. As thousands of female healthcare workers step up to the front line, we must question as a nation how we could have ever doubted such bravery, capacity, and compassion?
EXIT of the DAY:
Clara Barton Service Plaza, EXT 6: I-276 to PA Turnpike, N Stumpy Rd, Pedricktown, New Jersey
Back before the Civil War in 1852, Clara Barton was contracted to open a free school. It would become the first “Public School” in America. The young woman worked ceaselessly since she had believed she had found God’s calling. The future founder of the Red Cross in America was successful. A replica of this schoolhouse stands on Burlington Street in upcoming Borden Town.
After a year, Clara hired another woman. Apparently she needed just two women to teach over 600 pupils. Both women took home a whopping $250 a year.
This accomplishment compelled the town to raise nearly $4,000 for a new school building. Once completed, Clara was abruptly replaced as Principal by a man elected by the school-board. They saw the position as head of a school to be unfitting for a lady. She was demoted to "female assistant".
Clara Barton quit. And like many of us, her bad stretch effected her mental health. She suffered a nervous breakdown and was chronically depressed. Then summoning hope from darkness, just before her father died, in 1861, Clara Barton was able to talk to him about the Civil War. Her father convinced her that it was her duty as a Christian to help the soldiers.
In the spring of 1862, following his death, Clara went to Washington to gather medical supplies. Ladies' Aid Societies helped in sending bandages, food, and clothing that would later be distributed during the Civil War.
Petitioning non-stop to be near the battle fields to be of most help, in August of 1862, Clara finally gained permission from male overlords to work on the front lines. She gained support from other women who believed in her cause. She cleaned field hospitals, applied dressings, and served food to wounded soldiers.
Always agitating to get closer to those who needed her most, she eventually found herself within bullet range in several battles including Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Her selfless dedication inspired other ladies to wander active battles seeking to administer triage to the wounded and dying.
In one battle, Clara was bandaging a wounded soldier. A bullet tore through the sleeve of her dress. She held up her forearm; it had missed her by inches. She then looked down. The bullet had killed the wounded soldier.
Finally recognized at the time by the Union Army for her smarts and bravery, in 1864 Clara Barton was officially appointed by Union General Benjamin Butler as the "lady in charge" of all hospitals at the front. For time evermore, for her selfless dedication and nerve, she became known as the "Angel of the Battlefield.”
On the bloodiest battlefields of American History, the teacher from New Jersey had finally found her calling.
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