The Siemens Foundation has long been committed to advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education – and we continue that commitment as we broaden our focus to address our nation’s STEM-related workforce development needs. There are some important changes in the way we pursue that commitment; changes that build upon our past and strengthen our ability to partner with, and serve, society. To pave the way for this commitment, the Siemens Foundation is discontinuing two programs – the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge and the Siemens STEM Academy.
While we are proud to have played a role in the education and training of thousands of students and teachers over the years, this change is necessary for the Siemens Foundation to focus on its evolving workforce development platform. Building on a rich history and knowledge in STEM, the Siemens Foundation will refocus some of its investments to address America’s skills gap and enhance opportunities for America’s next generation of workers.
Importantly, Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education will continue to partner on the Siemens Science Day program and the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier math and science research competition. We are proud of the work we have done to support STEM education and grateful for our partnership.
We are honored to have worked with our program alumni. Your excellence in STEM education will continue to shape the future of our global society.
We encourage you to continue engaging with STEM educators through programs including those run by Discovery Education and Oak Ridge Associated University programs.