Agilent Technologies Joins Change the Equation, Supports Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that it has joined Change the Equation (CTEq), a CEO-led initiative to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). CTEq hopes to achieve President Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign mission of increasing private and philanthropic involvement in STEM education, as well as meet a critical need for a workforce and a citizenry fluent in science and math.
Agilent has joined 100 leading companies from across multiple sectors to support Change the Equation in its goal of preparing students for STEM-related careers. Through innovative and effective company-led programs, Agilent and CTEq seek to fill the opportunity gap with capable and enthusiastic STEM-literate young people. It is the first and only STEM education group that brings so many corporate leaders together in collaboration with the White House, State Houses nationwide, and the foundation community.
“Our affiliation with CTEq is definitely a different and exciting opportunity to move forward on STEM education,” said Bill Sullivan, Agilent president and CEO. “The network that Agilent has developed regarding STEM education is significant, particularly in the area of teacher development, and we believe putting those connections to work will add significant value to our efforts.”
CTEq has an ambitious agenda for its first year, including creating a snapshot of existing STEM investments by its member companies to establish a baseline of STEM programs.
About Change the Equation
Change the Equation (CTEq) is a non-profit organization whose 100 member companies from across industry sectors are dedicated to promoting innovation and investment in STEM teaching and learning. CTEq aims to give STEM education a central place in the national lexicon of excellence and achievement, establishing a national movement to support, promote and implement excellent STEM education for every child. Additional information is available at www.changetheequation.org.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company’s 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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