“Leaders have to advance STEM education to create a pipeline they can use to continually renew their companies with current and fresh ideas. For technology companies, this constant inflow of knowledge and capability is our life blood—more crucial than any other supply chain. As leaders, we cannot afford to ignore this but have to cultivate it.”
As a company with a long history of technological excellence and innovation, we understand the importance of a solid education in science and technology to ensuring successful futures for today’s students.
We believe giving students, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities is a great way to inspire students to enter STEM fields, especially for women and girls, minorities, or students who have been turned off to STEM in the past. Often, hands-on, team based programs teach students not only the technical skills of solving a science or engineering challenge, but also the teamwork skills necessary for the modern workforce.
Our philanthropic arm, the Motorola Solutions Foundation, and our employees volunteer to support approximately 100 STEM education programs each year in North America, and over a dozen more outside of North America. We support many programs that are part of STEMworks, including GirlStart, the National Academy Foundation, Science Buddies, and TechBridge.
We collaborate with nonprofit, government, and business partners in many ways. We are members of organizations like Change the Equation, the STEM Funders Network, and others. We also work with nonprofits and school districts to make sure programs are supported and running effectively.