December 09, 2014

GM Foundation contributes US$ 2.875-million to higher education

The General Motors Foundation announced grants totaling US$ 2.875-million to support 29 leading universities and organizations across the country in 2014 through its University/Organization Partner Program.

The initiative provides funding to advance
secondary education curricula in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields important to the automotive industry.

"The STEM workforce is and will continue to be a vital component in building communities and transforming our nation’s future," said Vivian Pickard, President, GM Foundation. "By strengthening higher education programs and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers, we're ensuring that the next generations of leaders and innovators will have the skills and education they'll need to succeed and compete globally."

This year's list of GM Foundation grant recipients is comprised of: Art Center College of Design, Brigham Young University, University of California-Berkeley, Cleveland Institute of Arts, University of Cincinnati, College for Creative Studies, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kettering University, Lawrence Technological University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, University of Michigan, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, National Black MBA Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Puerto Rico, Purdue University, Ringling College of Art and Design, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Stanford University, University of Texas-Austin, United Negro College Fund (Howard University), and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


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