SAIC (NYSE: SAI) is continuing its firm-wide commitment to students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with an additional $200, 000 pledge to Project Lead The Way (PLTW).
According to the firm, “PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to prepare students for the jobs of the 21st century by engaging them in a hands-on, project-based curriculum that emphasizes innovation and critical thinking. Through PLTW’s programs, students understand how what they are learning in math and science class applies to real-world problem solving. Students also benefit greatly from mentorships and internships, and are able to see firsthand the relevance of the concepts that they are learning in the classroom.”
The organization and firm spent 2010 working to help clear a path for bright students to success in college and beyond.
“We’re delighted to continue to strengthen our relationship with PLTW in the communities where we live and work, ” SAIC CTO Amy Alving said. “PLTW programs excite students about technology because the curriculum is structured around solving real problems. The hands-on, practical approach motivates kids to pursue STEM-related careers, and that helps ensure we’re educating the workforce we need to retain our innovation-based economy.”