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Making theFutureToday’s inspiration istomorrow’s innovation
Our Mission Cognizant’s Making the Future   education initiative seeks to     inspire young learners to       pursue scien...
inspireD to makeIn a speech to the National Academyof Sciences, President Obama put outa call to “Think about new and crea...
Our Mission                          why making                                         making?                           ...
making the future: after-school programThe After-School and Summer Program is        educators and Makers interested in ap...
Our Partners:Learn more about the Making the Future program today.       Visit cognizant.com/makingthefuture              ...
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  1. 1. Making theFutureToday’s inspiration istomorrow’s innovation
  2. 2. Our Mission Cognizant’s Making the Future education initiative seeks to inspire young learners to pursue science, technology, engineering and math disciplines by creating fun, hands-on learning opportunities. Let’s make the future together.
  3. 3. inspireD to makeIn a speech to the National Academyof Sciences, President Obama put outa call to “Think about new and creativeways to engage young people in scienceand engineering, like science festivals,robotics competitions and fairs thatencourage young people to create, buildand invent—to be makers of things, notjust consumers of things.”Making the Future’s mission is to dojust that—to create fun, hands-onlearning opportunities for children.Just as Cognizant works with eachclient to ignite the greater companywithin, we seek to unleash the passionof young people in science, technology,engineering and mathematics (STEM).We believe strong STEM literacy—coupled with the 21st century skills ofcreativity and collaboration—will helpcreate a brighter future for our childrenand prepare the next generation todrive innovation and growth in ourglobal economy.Making the Future was developed inresponse to three troubling trends in theU.S. that raise serious concerns amongparents, educators, business leaders andpolicy makers:1. A relative decline in math and science proficiency2. A decline in interest in the STEM fields3. A decline in measured creativityThese trends threaten thecompetitiveness of the U.S. economy andquality of life for future generations.
  4. 4. Our Mission why making making? making the future components making the future: after-school program Making the Future draws inspiration Advocacy for change in the way we The After-School and Summer Program is educators and Makers interested in applying Cognizant’s Making the Future from the Maker Movement, a broad- deliver STEM education, working with the flagship Making the Future initiative, for a grant to run a Making the Future education initiative seeks to based community that celebrates the groups like the Business Roundtable and designed in conjunction with the New York program in their communities. inspire young learners to art of designing and building really cool Change the Equation, a CEO-led initiative Hall of Science, Maker Faire and Make things, either doing it yourself (DIY) or to cultivate widespread STEM literacy. Magazine. Community-based organizations, pursue science, technology, like science and children’s museums, will Join Us in Making the Future with others (DIWO). Makers are driven engineering and math by the challenge of the projects they Financial, in-kind, and volunteer support run the programs nationwide. Do you believe in the power of Making and tackle, while also engaging in design- and for non-profit organizations that inspire disciplines by creating children through hands-on learning Children participating in the programs will the positive impact it can have on the lives project-based learning that can nurture make a project of their choosing. These of children? Are you a committed parent, fun, hands-on learning creativity and develop proficiency in the opportunities, such as the New York Hall might range from electronic gadgets, robots educator or Maker? If the answer is “Yes,” opportunities. Let’s make STEM disciplines. of Science, Citizen Schools and the and software programs to crafts, music or then we invite you to get involved with Museum of Science, Boston, Engineering the future together. Here’s why Making is important: is Elementary program. technology-enhanced clothing. Facilitators Making the Future. and mentors will support them over the 20- To participate in Cognizant’s Making the Hands-on, project- and design-based College scholarships for students to 40-hour program duration. Future program, contact us today at learning approaches are more consistent interested in pursuing STEM degrees. MakingtheFuture@cognizant.com. Cognizant plans to launch the program at with the cognitive processes and learning Our flagship program, the Making 10 to 20 locations around the U.S. in the styles we attribute to the millennial the Future After-School and summer of 2012, and grow the program generation and younger. Summer Program. over the next five years. We are actively These approaches spark creativity, identifying community organizations, critical thinking, collaboration, and other 21st century learning skills. They “pull” kids into STEM disciplines by generating interest and confidence, rather than pushing them to “do better in math and science.” The Maker Movement, with its emphasis on DIY and DIWO projects, provides a strong community and supporting philosophy that inspires this type of creative learning and can appeal to both girls and boys across a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.
  5. 5. making the future: after-school programThe After-School and Summer Program is educators and Makers interested in applyingthe flagship Making the Future initiative, for a grant to run a Making the Futuredesigned in conjunction with the New York program in their communities.Hall of Science, Maker Faire and MakeMagazine. Community-based organizations,like science and children’s museums, will Join Us in Making the Futurerun the programs nationwide. Do you believe in the power of Making andChildren participating in the programs will the positive impact it can have on the livesmake a project of their choosing. These of children? Are you a committed parent,might range from electronic gadgets, robots educator or maker? If the answer is “Yes,”and software programs to crafts, music or then we invite you to get involved withtechnology-enhanced clothing. Facilitators Making the Future.and mentors will support them over the 20- To participate in Cognizant’s Making theto 40-hour program duration. Future program, contact us today atCognizant plans to launch the program at MakingtheFuture@cognizant.com.10 to 20 locations around the U.S. in thesummer of 2012, and grow the programover the next five years. We are activelyidentifying community organizations,
  6. 6. Our Partners:Learn more about the Making the Future program today. Visit cognizant.com/makingthefuture © 2011 Cognizant Technology Solutions 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 Toll free: 888-937-3277 Email: inquiry@cognizant.com

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