SAIC (NYSE: SAI) is sponsoring the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition championship in Atlanta, Ga., at the Georgia Dome, April 15-17.
According to SAIC: “By sponsoring the championship event in Atlanta, employee volunteers from SAIC and other companies are given the opportunity to encourage the development of problem solving, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning skills in students K-12, and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college, and career success in STEM-related fields.”
“The number of students entering STEM disciplines is too low to meet future U.S. needs, ” said Walt Havenstein, SAIC chief executive officer and FIRST board member. “Industry can play a critical role in helping address this shortfall. Not only does SAIC rely on a STEM-educated workforce, our customers and our nation do, as well. It is what drives our economy.”