05 Mar Three Businesses that Support STEM education in Indiana
We have started seeing a trend where there are less students graduating in STEM related fields than other countries. In order to continue to grow and compete in the areas of Science, technology, engineering and math several companies, schools, have come together to partner in moving STEM education forward in Indiana.
“I-STEM was started in 2006 as a collaboration among 18 institutions of higher education in 10 regions throughout Indiana. I-STEM includes committees comprised of educational content experts and practitioners who come together to design and employ programs to address STEM issues.”
Rolls Royce knows the importance of scientists and engineers in their business so they have set out to reach 6 million people by 2020 through STEM education programs. Their outreach programs are targeted at ages from five through adulthood. Work experience, internships, apprenticeships and graduate development programs are some of their work related learning experiences that Rolls Royce offers to engage more people in STEM awareness and education.
Find out how Rolls Royce supports STEM education here.
The Lilly Foundation is so committed to supporting STEM education that they donated $1.5 million in seed funding to the Indiana Science Initiative to create more STEM curriculum in kindergarten to eighth grade and $40 Million to Purdue University to fund five STEM projects.
Find out how Eli Lilly supports STEM education here.
Find out more how Cummins supports STEM education here.