The Pie News reports on Soliya receiving a Stevens Initiative grant in this article.
Soliya Receives Grant from the Stevens Initiative to Connect Students in the US, Middle East, and North Africa through Virtual Exchange
Soliya, IREX, iEARN, and Design Squad Global presented on a joint panel at the 2019 CIES Conference, discussing virtual exchange in relation to the conference theme of education for sustainability. Erkinaz Shuminov, Soliya's Development Officer, presented on how Soliya's technology, evidence-based evaluation, and use of facilitators together serve to maximize long-term impact through the development of global competence in college-aged youth.
It was a great pleasure to welcome TOMODACHI MetLife Women's Leadership Program participants from Japan at Soliya's headquarters in NYC to talk about technology's impact on society. "The tide is on our side," said Ayca Ariyoruk, Soliya's Senior Manager for Global Partnerships and Communication, "The computers are still bad at stimulating human interaction...leadership and difficult to automate jobs will increasingly require social-emotional skills and attitudes, including collaboration, consensus building, and empathy.