CHICAGO, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty computers and eight gift cards will be donated to James N. Thorp Elementary School, courtesy of DURR Enterprise Corporation, a firm with a vested interest in seeing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and employment reach their full potential. The gift cards will go to the top-performing students in grades 1 through 8. The recognition gift cards are a symbolic acknowledgement of the student's dedication to academics, while the computers will empower teachers to broaden access to hands-on computer science education.
"STEM is quickly becoming the foundation of America's – and the world's -- workforce," says Monique Shelton, Vice President of Marketing and Media of DURR Enterprise. "Starting STEM education early is therefore important. Children are born scientists, and we're pleased to help educators at James N. Thorp Elementary cultivate a love of discovery, invention and problem solving."
The problems in STEM education and the STEM workforce in the U.S. have been well documented. While the field is expected to grow by as much as 14 percent between 2010 and 2020, many of those positions may go unfilled. According to Education Insider's "It's About Time" blog, three million STEM jobs will be unfilled in 2018. The reasons for this shortfall are complex, but a major culprit is that a large number of students begin losing interest in science and math by 4th grade and beyond. Roughly 16 percent of high school students consider a STEM career, which is not enough to meet market demands.
Located in Chicago's Southside, James N. Thorp Elementary School is committed to student success, with an emphasis on social skills and self-directed learning. As a community of diverse learners and involved parents, the school has one goal – to see each student achieve his or her potential in all facets of life.
On April 15, DURR's Executive team will pay a surprise visit to students, faculty, and staff at James N. Thorp Elementary School to present the computers and recognition gift cards. The visit will be an exciting event for the school's students, who have been kept unaware of the forthcoming donation.
DURR Enterprise Corporation is a recently launched investment firm that seeks out global investment opportunities – across a wide range of industries, including automotive, construction, food service, media, publishing and STEM. The donation of computers and recognition gift cards to the top students is a way for the firm to give something back today that will contribute to a stronger, more diverse economy tomorrow.
About DURR Enterprise Corporation
DURR Enterprise is a company that is building a strong and positive reputation. Launched in 2015, the firm focuses on complete solution investments, specializing in both international and domestic markets investment. DURR Enterprise's experts provide clients with investment strategies and related services that maximizes growth.
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