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Cricket Media and IEEE Foster STEM Engagement in Schools
Cricket Media and IEEE joined forces to create TryEngineering Together, an “eMentorship” platform for companies looking to get employees involved in educating the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technical professionals that will launch in January 2018. Based on the CricketTogether eMentoring platform, it will leverage STEM knowledge from both organizations to give employees meaningful online volunteering opportunities with students and teachers in grades 3–5 (especially those in economically underserved communities). Students and volunteers will be matched one to one and communicate regularly online to foster STEM learning experiences informed by an interactive curriculum.
“We need to start early if we want to ensure that there is a diverse talent pool of scientists, engineers and technologists to drive the future of innovation. But we can’t do this alone. We need corporate support to reach all of the students who can benefit,” says Nina Zolt, founder of Cricket Media.
“By giving students the opportunity to make a personal connection with someone who may be using the same fundamental STEM skills in their everyday work, eMentoring helps reinforce the message that what students are learning in the classroom today will also be of value in the workplaces of tomorrow,” says S.K. Ramesh, VP of the IEEE Educational Activities Board.
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