SAIC has donated $25,000 to the Women's Memorial Foundation, part of the Women In Military Service For American Memorial honoring the 2.5 million women who have served in the armed forces.
An addition $10,000 donated by SAIC will support the foundation's advisory board on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for women and girls.
“This donation supporting the memorial’s STEM efforts builds on SAIC’s enterprise wide initiative to help inspire, engage and educate students in K-12 STEM education,” said Amy Alving, SAIC chief technology officer. “We hope this initiative will engage and motivate students to pursue careers in STEM, while helping address the projected science and technology workforce shortfall.”
SAIC hosted a dedication event this week at the memorial, located at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. Attendees included SAIC Chief Executive Officer Walt Havenstein and other board members, as well as guest speakers former astronaut Susan Still Kilrain and retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught.