Last April, President Obama issued a challenge to corporations and individuals: It’s time to reinvigorate America’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) educational enterprise. Looks like Walt Havenstein, SAIC’s new CEO, is picking up the torch. Just recently Havenstein told a paper in Huntsville, Ala., where SAIC employs 2,300: “STEM is a way of getting young people interested in science … our emphasis, as employees, is to reach out to the young people as mentors.” Havenstein cited a robot-building competition for elementary through and high school students among those efforts.
Meanwhile, President Obama is continuing the call for greater involvement from companies, foundations, and others to help young people nationwide excel in science and math. The other week, the White House launched an “Educate to Innovate” campaign to continue improve to STEM. Check out Obama’s talk here:
How is your business helping to reinvigorate America’s STEM educational enterprise?