ROCKVILLE, Md., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owen Software announced today that Pathevo®-STEM, the leading education and career planning software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines has been selected as a 2012 CODiE award finalist by the Software and Information Industry (SIIA). Pathevo® was chosen from numerous Education technology solutions after a highly competitive round of judging. A finalist in the "Best Postsecondary Enterprise solution" category within the Education division, Pathevo® is the only STEM education and career planning solution under consideration.
"We are honored and excited that Pathevo® has been nominated by SIIA and our industry colleagues for this prestigious award. As our nation faces a critical shortage of STEM talent, it is exciting to see Pathevo® gain recognition as an essential resource for helping students successfully plan and navigate STEM education and career pathways," said Dr. Adeboyejo Oni, Chief Executive Officer of Owen Software. "Our mission is to enable each individual to find and share the most compatible, execution-ready pathways and plans for successfully achieving personal education and career goals."
Pathevo was initially developed in partnership with the NASA Space Grant Foundation. "Pathevo and NASA Space Grant Foundation share a common vision: to encourage the growth of STEM education and careers," said Mark Fischer, Executive Director, NASA Space Grant Foundation. "We are delighted to support this mission and the widespread deployment of Pathevo throughout the NASA Space Grant community."
According to SIIA, "the CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now SIIA. The original awards program was created so pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Today, the CODiE Awards continue to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services, and to honor excellence in corporate achievement."
About Owen Software
Owen Software Corp. develops intuitive software technology and web-delivered software services to help individuals easily explore and create personalized education, career and employment pathways -- starting as early as middle school and continuing throughout their academic careers through achievement of professional careers. Copyright c1999-2012,Owen Software, all rights reserved. Pathevo™-Engineering 1.0 and Pathevo®-STEM are registered trademarks of Owen Software. For more information about Pathevo® or Owen Software, please contact [email protected].
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