Education Featured Article
January 30, 2013
CA Technologies, DonorsChoose.org Team Up to Promote STEM Education
By David Delony, Contributing Writer
The two organizations will be promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to students in underprivileged schools. CA Technologies has contributed $100,000 to the effort.
“STEM education is preparing the next generation’s workforce for careers in high technology by exposing them to the role of IT in the real world,” said Adam Famularo (News - Alert), senior vice president, CA Technologies and a DonorsChoose.org National Advisory Council member. “By partnering with DonorsChoose.org, CA Technologies is fulfilling its role as an industry leader in supporting these types of socially-critical initiatives.”
“We are grateful to partner with CA Technologies to build expertise and excitement for STEM learning within communities by introducing these critical subjects into the classroom,” said DonorsChoose.org founder, Charles Best. “Students with STEM skills are in high demand and with this support, they will receive the crucial materials they need to help them succeed.”
The U.S. Bureau of Statistics expects STEM jobs to grow at twice the rate of jobs in other fields. Partnerships like the ones between CA Technologies and DonorsChoose.org are intended to make sure students can take these jobs when they move out into the workforce.
Teachers can submit requests for funding on the DonorsChoose.org website, while individuals and organizations can fund projects that they deem worthy.
DonorsChoose.org is also a CA Technologies customer.
A number of U.S. senators – including Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) – have also teamed up to reform the U.S. immigration system to allow in more STEM workers from other countries. The scheme would allow for more H1-B visas and easier access to green cards for highly skilled workers.
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Edited by Braden Becker
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