Your car. Your smartphone. Your television. The internet. Modern medicine. Discoveries in Space. All are remarkable achievements we owe to STEM.
Science, technology, engineering and math – these core academic disciplines prepare individuals for remarkable careers and help transform how we live, work and play.
Over the summer in Georgia, AT&T worked to prepare. We hosted nearly 40 students at Girls Who Code, a free immersion program that teaches young women in the 10th and 11th grades to code and introduces them to STEM-based careers. We also supported Level the Playing Field, an institute that fosters talent and promotes equitable access to tech opportunities. Additionally, AT&T, the City of Atlanta and Code for Atlanta are in the midst of our C3 competition, which seeks app solutions to Atlanta’s biggest challenges — traffic issues, power outages, water leaks and more. We have 92 C3 registrants competing to make #AtlantaSmarter through technology, and the winner will be announced in September at the AT&T Perch in the new Mercedes Benz stadium.
Learning should be fun, particularly if we want students to participate during their summer break, and learning should be constant. In today’s world, learning is simply a way of life. That’s why, AT&T supports a variety of innovative STEM programs. It’s all part of our signature philanthropic initiative AT&T Aspire, an effort to drive innovation through education.
At AT&T, we believe discovery and innovation will rely on the STEM skills we are helping promote today. For our company, our nation and our world, we have the most to gain when we participate in the development of tomorrow’s leaders.
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