While jobs in computing and engineering are growing at a fast pace and promise lucrative careers, STEM workforce is not diverse. To encourage and provide diverse students an opportunity to explore hands-on STEM, STEM For Kids, together with Molex Inc. and STEAM Education Foundation, is pleased to bring GeeK Scholarships for summer 2016 camps and workshops.
“Molex is a global company and one of our core values is to reach out to our local communities and find ways to give back,” said Clayton Roberts, district sales manager, Molex. Recently, a Molex sales engineering team had an opportunity to host STEM for Kids at their Morrisville sales office for Engineering Days. “Our focus was to ensure the children had fun while learning about the role of a Molex sales engineer. The children also had an opportunity to learn about Molex connector technology during a hands-on electrical cable assembly build project.
It was an exciting and fun day for everyone and gave the Molex employees the chance to work with the future generation of engineering and business leaders. It was amazing to witness the intelligence and curiosity of these young children, and I know that STEM for Kids has had a major influence on them.”
“Engineering Days on-site at company locations and GeeK Scholarships are part of the STEM For Kids culture. We are thankful to Molex for joining hands for a unique experience for children in hardware connections and for enabling us to increase the number of scholarships offered this summer”, says Moni Singh, Founder and CEO.
Parents can submit application for their children at STEM For Kids Triangle webpage (https://stemforkids.net/t/nctriangle/for-schools/geek-scholarships/). It is a 2 step process and all requirements must be completed by June 10th and scholarship awards will be announced by June 20th.
“Moni Singh has put together a very talented staff at STEM for Kids and they were very helpful in planning and managing our event. Their communication was excellent and they ensured everything went smoothly. For those companies looking to give back and make a difference in their local communities, I would highly recommend working with STEM for Kids.”, said Clayton.
“We welcome collaboration from corporations and community organizations to continue to expand the reach of early hands-on, real world experiences for young children.”, said Moni.
For future collaboration opportunities and media inquiries, contact Matt Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 919 297 8366.