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The resources below are intended for youth educators, both formal and informal, to be used in a variety of contexts. These resources are from both our core programs and partners.

UL Education and Outreach is committed to producing high-quality, free resources in support of educators around the world. Please visit often as resources will be continually added as a result of new upcoming programs and partnerships.

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Evaluation Report: UL Innovative Education Award

Underwriters Laboratories and the North American Association for Environmental Education have led the UL Innovative …

Underwriters Laboratories and the North American Association for Environmental Education have led the UL Innovative Education Award (ULIEA) since 2015. A first-of-its-kind opportunity for nonprofits in the United States and Canada, ULIEA is designed to invest $250,000 annually in innovative programs that use the environment as a pathway to STEM learning for young people (E-STEM). Award winners also receive mentoring from UL and NAAEE, as well as the opportunity to be a part of the ULIEA network of winners. As a result of this initiative, ULIEA aims to help young people become future leaders in E-STEM fields. In 2018, New Knowledge Organization Ltd. and Blue Lotus Consulting & Evaluation conducted an evaluation of the ULIEA initiative to describe its impacts from 2015 to 2017. From March to June 2018, we interviewed and surveyed leaders of programs that had received awards, along with short interviews of young people who participate in these programs. This report summarizes the results of the evaluation. The Executive Summary describes the most important outcomes, some of which are integrally related.

Whitepaper on Reducing Product Counterfeiting

Whitepaper: Courtesy of UL   Knowledge is power in the fight against counterfeiting This new …

Whitepaper: Courtesy of UL   Knowledge is power in the fight against counterfeiting This new white paper contains the latest knowledge about the global challenges to business and consumers, as well as a straightforward strategy for how to fight the criminals and mitigate the harm they cause.

It Takes a Village to Keep Online Consumers Safe

Magazine Article: Courtesy of Crisis Response Journal The marketplace for online shopping is huge, and …

Magazine Article: Courtesy of Crisis Response Journal The marketplace for online shopping is huge, and so is the amount of counterfeit goods hidden in that market. Online enforcement of anti-counterfeiting laws requires constant awareness and cooperation with companies, governments and consumers. Written by Jason Daniels, Senior Investigation Manager at UL.

Counterfeits Have No Quality Control

Magazine Article: Courtesy of Crisis Response Journal Because counterfeiting is a criminal activity, no one …

Magazine Article: Courtesy of Crisis Response Journal Because counterfeiting is a criminal activity, no one checks that the products work, or that they are safe to use. Be aware: counterfeit goods and products always cause harm. Article by Jason Daniels, Senior Investigation Manager at UL.

Counterfeiting: A Global Problem

Video: Courtesy of Dolby Laboratories Andy Sherman, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dolby Laboratories, …

Video: Courtesy of Dolby Laboratories Andy Sherman, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dolby Laboratories, discusses the importance of Anti-Counterfeiting Awareness Week, and the risks associated with counterfeit goods.

Fake iPhone Adapters Tested – 99% Unsafe

Whitepaper: Courtesy of UL Counterfeit iphone adapters can ruin your phone and put you at …

Whitepaper: Courtesy of UL

Counterfeit iphone adapters can ruin your phone and put you at risk of electrocution. Of 400 counterfeit adapters tested in a UL laboratory, 99% were unsafe.

Learn more about the study.

Spot the Fakes – 10 Ways to Avoid the Dangers of Fake Products

Courtesy of NCPC Fake products are dangerous. Protect yourself by following these easy steps for …

Courtesy of NCPC

Fake products are dangerous. Protect yourself by following these easy steps for spotting and avoiding counterfeit goods.

How to Protect Your Brand From Counterfeiting

Whitepaper: Courtesy of UL Fakes can afflict real damage on a brand. Discover the key …

Whitepaper: Courtesy of UL

Fakes can afflict real damage on a brand. Discover the key elements of an effective brand protection program and how to mitigate the risk of counterfeiting.

Read the whitepaper.

Safety Tips For Online Shopping

Courtesy of NCPC Doing your shopping online can simplify your life, but not if someone …

Courtesy of NCPC

Doing your shopping online can simplify your life, but not if someone takes advantage of you. These helpful tips help you protect yourself from the dangers of online fakes and fraud.

Provided by the National Crime Prevention Council.

Defending The Front Lines Against Fakes

Video: Courtesy of NCPC Awareness, understanding, investigations and arrests: that’s how frontline law enforcement officers …

Video: Courtesy of NCPC

Awareness, understanding, investigations and arrests: that’s how frontline law enforcement officers are helping keep consumers safe from the scourge of counterfeit goods.

Don’t Bring Harm to Your Home

Video: courtesy of NCPC The dangers of counterfeit goods to your home and your family …

Video: courtesy of NCPC

The dangers of counterfeit goods to your home and your family are real. Don’t bring harm home: fake goods injure, maim, and kill. This video gives real examples of the risks.

Counterfeiting Leads to More Crime, and Prison

Video: Courtesy of NCPC Counterfeiting is a type of intellectual property (IP) theft. It hurts …

Video: Courtesy of NCPC

Counterfeiting is a type of intellectual property (IP) theft. It hurts everyone: even the counterfeiters, who often go on to other crimes, and prison. Stop counterfeiters early, before more harm is done.

Phony Goods Cause Genuine Harm

Video: Courtesy of NCPC Buying counterfeit products hurts real people – IRL – and turns …

Video: Courtesy of NCPC

Buying counterfeit products hurts real people – IRL – and turns you into a phony. Don’t buy the lie: when you buy counterfeits you may think you’re saving money, but you’re really losing yourself.

Counterfeits Can Damage Printers and Your Health

Video: Courtesy of ICCE Counterfeiters of printer ink and other imaging supplies often use dangerous …

Video: Courtesy of ICCE

Counterfeiters of printer ink and other imaging supplies often use dangerous chemical mixtures in their fake products. That can destroy your expensive machines, or cause severe health problems.

Counterfeiting Hurts Developing Countries, Too

Research Paper: Courtesy of Fink, Maskus, and Qian Some people think that counterfeiting is mainly …

Research Paper: Courtesy of Fink, Maskus, and Qian

Some people think that counterfeiting is mainly a problem for large global companies and rich countries. Not true, says the World Bank. The economic implications of counterfeiting for developing countries may even be more severe, directly harming individual consumers, and sabotaging the success of local businesses, artists, and innovators.

Top Ten Counterfeit Products

Infographic: Courtesy of UL The true amount of counterfeiting is unknown. Obviously, criminals don’t confess …

Infographic: Courtesy of UL

The true amount of counterfeiting is unknown. Obviously, criminals don’t confess their crimes until they are caught. The world’s law enforcement organizations base their estimates on the number of fake goods they actually stop and seize.

Here are the top categories of counterfeited goods that they have been uncovered.

Counterfeiting: Know the Dangers!

Infographic: Courtesy of UL Fakes can hurt you, even kill you. Counterfeiting is a global …

Infographic: Courtesy of UL

Fakes can hurt you, even kill you. Counterfeiting is a global trillion-dollar economy in the hands of criminal and terrorist organizations.

Learn more about the risks and consequences of buying counterfeit product and protect the health and safety of you and your loved ones.

State of STEM – Report

In spring 2018, STEMconnector released new research on the forces and factors that underlie the …

In spring 2018, STEMconnector released new research on the forces and factors that underlie the STEM talent gap, providing direction for further investment by industry, higher education, government, and nonprofits, to eliminate barriers to opportunity for individuals across the STEM talent pipeline. The first-of-its-kind report, The State of STEM: Defining the Landscape to Determine High-Impact Pathways for the Future Workforce, delivers a comprehensive view of the STEM ecosystem, identifying significant players in the space for the purpose of fostering cross-sector collaboration to solve talent challenges."

Energy Sticks: Making Potential and Kinetic Energy

The Family Science Night (FSN) kit features 20+ STEM activities that are easy for parent …

The Family Science Night (FSN) kit features 20+ STEM activities that are easy for parent organizations (like PTO and PTA) to coordinate, and are budget-friendly and fun for kids of all ages. Through the Energy Kits Activity, students learn where it comes from, how you make it, and the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy. For more info visit: schoolfamilymedia.com

The Benefits of Environmental Education for K-12 Students

Based on a systematic review of relevant literature led by Stanford, NAAEE created communication tools …

Based on a systematic review of relevant literature led by Stanford, NAAEE created communication tools for environmental education (EE) professionals to demonstrating benefits for K-12 students and to bolster support for programming. Tools include statistics, research observations, inspiring stories from across the field substantiated by empirical studies, and pull quotes.

Online Platform for Environmental Education

An online platform for environmental education professional development, and resources featuring different discussion groups, a …

An online platform for environmental education professional development, and resources featuring different discussion groups, a job board, and opportunities to connect with other environmental educators.

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