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Siemens Plans New STEM Education, Training Initiatives

Siemens‘ philanthropic arm has announced plans to launch new educational and training programs to boost student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math.

The company said Thursday these initiatives will replace Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology that ended in 2017 after 19 years of providing annual scholarship opportunities to high school students.

Siemens Foundation awarded more than $10 million in scholarship during the academic competition’s run.

“Over the last few years we’ve taken a close look at changes in the U.S. and the people, programs and expertise we have to address those needs and we’ve adjusted our investments accordingly,” said David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation.

Etzwiler added the foundation “will now devote more of its attention to what we hope will be another educational pathway to great innovation and leadership.”

The company intends to continue its educational partnerships with Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program; the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices; the Center on Education and Skills at New America; Advance Career Technical Education; and PATH.

Siemens expects to unveil new STEM-related programs later this year.

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