Symantec Signs On to Change the Equation’s Commitment to Excellence in STEM

Symantec Signs On to Change the Equation’s Commitment to Excellence in STEM

By Jaime Barclay, Symantec's Corporate Philanthropy Program Manager

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:00am

CAMPAIGN: NortonLifeLock | Community Impact

CONTENT: Blog

Q: What do you get when you bring Vice President Joe Biden, Change the Equation and 26 U.S. companies committed to increasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literacy together over lunch?

  1. Intriguing conversations
  2. Some leftover pie
  3. A national Commitment to Excellence in STEM with signatory companies pledging to ensure all children in communities across the U.S. have access to high-quality, excellent STEM learning opportunities.

The answer is, all of the above! On Friday, May 16, Symantec joined Vice President Joe Biden and 25 other corporate leaders to sign Change the Equation’s (CTEq) Commitment to Excellence in STEM, a public call to action for a national movement to champion STEM literacy among all high school graduates. Change the Equation works at the intersection of business and education to ensure that all students are STEM literate by collaborating with schools, communities and states to adopt and implement excellent STEM policies and programs. This commitment stresses the corporate sector’s pledge to collaborate with each other, other programs and communities; high expectations for all students; data-driven advocacy for STEM; and the availability of high-quality STEM learning programs in communities across the country.

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CATEGORY: Education