Infosys USA Foundation supports NYC Science Education Initiative

The Infosys USA Foundation has provided a grant of US$ 380,000 for the New York City (NYC) Science Education Initiative of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). The program is developed in association with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to train and mentor students of underserved communities of New York and Citizen Schools of New Jersey in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The unique afterschool program provides world-class education by:

  • Matching graduate student members of the Academy’s Science Alliance with programs through the NYAS Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program
  • Developing a community of science educators and connecting educators and their students to scientists and their research through the NYAS Science Teachers Program

Speaking on the Infosys USA Foundation's grant, Ashok Vemuri, Member of the Board, Infosys and Member of the Honorary Committee of the NYC Science Education Initiative said, "Infosys is committed to providing opportunities for students to improve their math and science skills. The Academy offers a valuable STEM education program that encourages learning in a fun environment."

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science, technology and society globally. NYAS advances scientific knowledge, addresses global challenges with science-based solutions and increases the number of scientifically informed individuals in society.

Learn more about the Infosys Science Foundation Opens in a new window and the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award 2010