An increasing emphasis is being put on STEM education as more companies rely on innovation to distinguish themselves in a global marketplace. Learn how Corning and our employees are encouraging students at a young age to engage in STEM education.
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Students Get to Know Corning and Their Community
Corning has co-sponsored a community-wide educational tour for seventh-grade students at a junior high school in Taichung, Taiwan, every year since 2009.
The tour features stops around the community, and aims to give students a better understanding of their surroundings during their first year of junior high. Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT) employees volunteer as guides for the plant tour to give students a better idea of what Corning does in a fun and interactive way.
Corning Sponsors School Science Fair in Taiwan
Every year since 2012, Corning has sponsored the National Primary and High School Science Fair in Taiwan, and invited winners to get a look inside Corning Advanced Technology Center in Taiwan.
Prior to the fair, Corning employees review more than 300 project submissions, and after a few rounds of selections, awards the top eight teams with scholarships.
Bring Your Child to Work Day
The Technology Community Women's Network presents Bring Your Child to Work Day every year at Corning's Sullivan Park research facility, providing kids with the exciting opportunity to see what mom and dad do.
Corning scientists lead activities such as chemical magic shows, and invite children on stage to help with cool experiments. Other big hits include making slime and quicksand, participating in Lego Leagues and robotics activities, and taking tours of the science labs throughout Sullivan Park.
Corning Supports Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation
Corning Incorporated Foundation provided funding to the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd Foundation) aimed at supporting both students and teachers through the BioTeach initiative.
BioTeach offers lab equipment and grants to schools, biotechnology curricula and professional development, mentoring for teachers, and career guidance for high school students. The program reaches 201 schools and has been recognized by the Massachusetts governor's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory (STEM) Council.
Corning Employees Teach During "Kids in College” Program
A group of Optical Communications engineers and staff went back to college over the summer, not as students but as teachers of high school students who could one day become innovators.
Corning employees volunteered for the “Kids in College” program at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, which seeks to educate gifted and talented students on how to solve scientific and technological problems they might face in everyday work situations.
Science Professionals Gather at California Plant for STEM Event
Corning Life sciences professionals from the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at the Axygen plant to celebrate women in science while learning about Corning's work.
Many of the 30-plus attendees at the Life Sciences facility event came through a nationwide organization called the Association of Women in Science (AWIS), which focuses on women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related careers. The district manager for Corning Life Sciences helped coordinate the event to support both AWIS and Corning.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley & USCF, GenenTech, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Illumina, and other organizations attended the event. Corning employees set up a product display featuring the Genomic Product Line and gave a presentation about Corning, the Union City plant, and the plant's manufacturing processes.
Corning Supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Corning's long-term strategy to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is an effort that has brought scores of top talent to the company and helped ensure a diverse workforce, especially in the technology community.
The Career Communications Group, Inc. has named Corning to its list of Top Supporters of HBCUs every year since the list began in 2002. Corning – along with other industry leaders like 3M, Procter & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, and Ford – is recognized not only for monetary grants to HBCUs, but for personalized research and mentorship projects, scholarships, engineering faculty development, and other activities to help build quality educational programs in engineering and science.