Cognizant Announces Three-Year Pledge Supporting STEM Education at Texas A&M
Company Continues Support for STEM Programs to Foster Opportunities for the
Nation's Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 2, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH),
a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process
services, today announced a three year, $150,000 commitment to support
university-sponsored science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
education programs at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Announced today at an event in College Station, Cognizant's financial
commitment is part of the company's goal to further STEM education across the
U.S. as part of its Making the Future initiative. Cognizant selected Texas A&M
University because of its long history of excellence in STEM education.
"We are proud to partner with Texas A&M University to inspire the next
generation of technology leaders through robust STEM education programs," said
Gordon Coburn, President, Cognizant. "At Cognizant, we understand the critical
role STEM education plays in preparing students to emerge as leaders in
America's innovation economy, and we are committed to supporting STEM
education to help the U.S. remain competitive in an increasingly global
The university plans to use the funding to support its BioFORCE program, which
is an experiential STEM outreach program of the National Center for
Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) at Texas A&M that provides developmental
activities to high school students to prepare them to become part of the
biotechnology and biomanufacturing workforces of the state.
"Cognizant's support will strengthen our STEM education initiatives," said
John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. "Texas A&M has a
long and proud history of educating students in the STEM fields and this
funding helps us drive our student's passion for technical learning."
In addition to its commitment to Texas A&M University, Cognizant currently
provides support to child-serving non-profit organizations to help spark
interest in the STEM disciplines. In 2011, Cognizant launched Making the
Future, an education initiative focused on inspiring in children—particularly
girls and underrepresented minorities—a passion for STEM by providing fun,
hands-on learning opportunities. Making the Future includes financial,
in-kind, and volunteer support to education-oriented non-profits and a college
scholarship program for students pursuing the STEM fields.
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 166,400
employees as of September 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 www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.
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Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are
necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future
events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general
economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K and
other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant
undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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