WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) signed on to Change the Equation's (CTEq) Commitment to Excellence in STEM, joining a collective chorus of business leaders in championing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy.
In signing the Commitment, ULA, a member of CTEq, has reaffirmed the value it places on STEM literacy for all young people in the U.S. ULA and other Commitment signatories have publicly signed on to sustain a national movement ensuring STEM literacy among all high school graduates. The Commitment stresses the corporate community's pledge to collaborate with each other as well as programs and communities; high expectations for all students; data-driven advocacy for STEM; and the availability of high-quality STEM learning programs in communities across the country.
ULA and other Commitment signatories will be recognized at an event today, May 16, in Arlington, Va.
"We applaud United Launch Alliance for its role in making universal STEM literacy a reality," said CTEq CEO Linda P. Rosen. "The public declaration of support for the Commitment and the actions that will ensue from the corporate community recognizes that STEM literacy is a transformative life-skill that impacts the future success of our young people and the ability of our nation to remain a leader in innovation."
The 26 Signatories to Change the Equation's Commitment to Excellence in STEM include:
Carolina Biological Supply Company
Cognizant Technology Solutions
The Dow Chemical Company
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
LMI Aerospace, Inc.
The MITRE Corporation
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Sally Ride Science, Inc.
State Farm Insurance
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Time Warner Cable
United Launch Alliance
About United Launch Alliance
With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation's most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 75 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.
About Change the Equation
Change the Equation works at the intersection of business and education to ensure that all students are STEM literate by collaborating with schools, communities, and states to adopt and implement excellent STEM policies and programs. CTEq's coalition of members are working toward universal STEM literacy by advocating for state policies and practices that are known to produce STEM-literate high school graduates; ensuring high standards for all students; and supporting evidence-based high quality STEM learning programs.
SOURCE United Launch Alliance