STEM Education Gets $1M Funding At Morehouse CollegeBy Amanda Foster, UniversityHerald Reporter
Newell Brands CEO Michael Polk expresses the company's interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Polk says that Newell Brands has a commitment to make life better for millions of people.
Which is why the company, known for its brands such as Elmer's, Coleman, Waterman and many more, is helping Morehouse students learn valuable skills that they need to succeed in the future by funding $1 million towards its STEM programs.
The Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, partners with Newell Brands to enhance its curriculum in the various STEM fields being offered, as reported by Business Wire. But this is not the first time Newell Brands has helped the college. The company has been offering continuous support of Morehouse. But this year is special because Morehouse College is celebrating its 150th year.
John Silvanus Wilson Jr., Morehouse College's President, says that he feels they still have work to do when it comes to preparing their students take on the world when it comes to the rising number of STEM-related jobs in the United States. By 2018, the school forecasts that there will be more than 8.6 million STEM-related jobs in the country, as reported by Morehouse College. And Morehouse is making sure that their graduates will fill and dominate this need in the market. With Newell Brands on their side, they are committed, even after more than a decade, to educating the future workforce.
The college's rigid recruitment, mentoring and academic programs cultivate the talents of many students who are called to engage in a STEM related industry or career. Morehouse College is considered to be the fifth Most Entrepreneurial College according to a list by Forbes. It is America's largest liberal arts college for male students and has churned out prominent graduates such as Martin Luther King Jr. And Shelton "Spike" Lee, the American film maker.
Watch Morehouse College's 150th Celebration Introduction Video below: