I’ve been waiting since August to share this news with you – Intel, the Intel Foundation, and our amazing non-profit partner Society for Science & the Public have been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) Corporate Citizenship Partnership Award for our work on Intel ISEF®, Intel STS, and the SSP Fellows programs.
Stephen Jordan, executive director of BCLC had this to say about our partnership:
“A skilled and educated future workforce is crucial to the success and competitiveness of American businesses, and STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) education is a key focus. ‘Intel’s partnership with the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) to encourage real-world problem-solving and analysis among students, and professional scientific development among educators, is a great asset to STEM education. The partnership’s reach – millions of students and educators in more than 70 countries – is a testament to the strengths and expertise that these two organizations bring to bear. We congratulate Intel and SSP for being named finalists in the 2011 Best Partnership award category.’”
The winner of the award (determined by a public vote) will be recognized later this year in Washington D.C. Winning would bring much-needed attention to STEM education and the programs we support. We’re definitely up against some tough competition: Allstate, Dow, Target and Grainger, along with their respective non-profit partners, have all made the cut – so we need your help to get the vote!
Please visit www.corporatecitizenshipvote.com for more information about the award and the finalists.
But since I know (hope) you plan on voting for us anyways, the direct link to the form is here. One entry per email address; I’ve entered twice :-).
Did I mention you can also win swag just for voting? Ann Taylor, Best Buy, and Southwest Airlines have donated gift cards/flight vouchers, which will be raffled off. So you have a chance to look good/buy some awesome electronics/fly somewhere far, far away from where you are now – and do good, all at the same time.