Cognizant Expands 'Making the Future' Commitment to Further STEM Skills Development in the U.S.

   Cognizant Expands 'Making the Future' Commitment to Further STEM Skills
                           Development in the U.S.

Company Completes Successful Second Year of Program; Embarks on Year Three
with Expansion of STEM Funding and Scholarships

PR Newswire

TEANECK, N.J., Sept. 20, 2013

TEANECK, N.J., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today
announced the expansion of its Making the Future education initiative with
additional after-school and summer programs and scholarships. For the third
consecutive year, Cognizant will also sponsor the Young Makers pavilion at
World Maker Faire, which will bring together tech enthusiasts, crafters,
educators, and engineers of all ages on September 21 and 22 at the New York
Hall of Science in New York City.

Launched at the 2011 World Maker Faire, Cognizant's Making the Future
initiative is focused on inspiring in children a passion for science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing fun, hands-on
learning opportunities. As part of the initiative, Cognizant supports
nationwide after-school and summer programs, awards U.S. college scholarships,
sponsors a Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), and inspires
countless students to pursue their interest in STEM disciplines.

The Young Makers pavilion at World Maker Faire will feature young makers from
Cognizant's after-school and summer programs to demonstrate innovations and
lead STEM workshops in which children will make synthesizers, solar lanterns,
and digital microscopes, dissect a Rubik's Cube, and program MIT's Scratch
programming language to work with a joystick soldered together by the

In 2013, Cognizant supported 25 after-school and summer programs, surpassing
its goal of sponsoring 20 programs. Cognizant plans to issue up to 25
additional grants for after-school and summer programs in 2014. Cognizant will
also award college scholarships to up to 20 students in 2014. The application
period for 2014 grants and scholarships will begin on October 1, 2013. To
learn more, visit:

"With an increasing number of job opportunities in STEM fields, we expect the
need for talent in these areas to continue to grow," said Mark Greenlaw, Vice
President of Sustainability and Educational Affairs at Cognizant and Program
Director of Making the Future. "Through our Making the Future program, we're
exposing the next generation to the power of Making, generating interest in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by unleashing a passion to
discover, create, and ultimately have fun with STEM-oriented activities."

Cognizant's grants fund equipment, materials, and instructor stipends for
programs at child-serving non-profit organizations across the U.S. to enable
hands-on, STEM-based learning. Some of the programs executed in 2013 are:

  oVentureLab: Based in San Antonio, Texas, the program reaches middle and
    high school students who are at risk of never graduating. The programs
    empower the "inner maker" in students while using 21^st century
    technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and robotics.
  oCPEP Gaming Challenge: Bringing together 6^th and 7^th grade students in
    Waterbury, Hartford, East Hartford, New Haven, and New Britain, the
    Connecticut Pre Engineering Program (CPEP) is a five-week summer learning
    program that provides youth with transformational learning experiences
    using "real-world" hands-on STEM projects and cutting-edge educational
    video game learning systems.
  oThe Youth ALIVE! Program at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (CMP): This
    program reaches children age 11-13, providing innovative museum
    experiences that inspire joy, creativity, and curiosity. The program
    strives to engage and sustain youth interest, positive social
    relationships, and personal success through workshop-based informal
    learning opportunities with digital and physical media.

To view the complete list of 2013 recipients, visit:

"At VentureLab, our mission is to empower young people to be next-generation
innovators and entrepreneurs through inspiration, experiential learning, and
mentorship," said Mark Barnett, Director of STEM Programs, VentureLab. "As a
result of the support from Cognizant, within a short time, students are
building and designing using software programs, tinkering with robotics, and
much more, ultimately opening their minds to new subjects and potential career

About Cognizant
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping
the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in
Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client
satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process
expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of
work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 164,300
employees as of June 30, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the
S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the
top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

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