Cognizant Awards 33 STEM Grants to Afterschool and Summer Programs

Cognizant today announced that it will award 33 grants in 2014 to child-serving non-profit organizations as part of its ‘Making the Future’ initiative to fund afterschool, in-school, and summer programs aimed at sparking interest in STEM fields. The grants will enable children across 22 states to receive over 300,000 hours of high-quality STEM education across a diverse range of STEM topics, including electronics, robotics, computer programming, digital fabrication, 3D printing, and wearable technology.

‘Making the Future’ includes financial, in-kind, and volunteer support to education-oriented non-profits. In addition to supporting STEM-oriented afterschool and summer programs across the nation, Cognizant awards U.S. college scholarships and sponsors a Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI).

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