DuPont STEM Career Catalyst Program Achieves Milestone in Education Partnership
WILMINGTON, Del., May 25, 2023 — DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced that they have achieved a key milestone in their STEM Career Catalyst Program with the release of three new STEM career profile videos. The videos, featuring DuPont employees, are geared toward students in grades K-5.
The STEM Career Catalyst Program is a three-year partnership between DuPont, Discovery Education and the Delaware Department of Education (DoE). Launched in November 2021, the program serves to increase student and teacher access to high-quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) resources, as well as instructional materials that enhance career and technical education programs across Delaware. The ultimate goal is to build the next generation workforce by increasing interest in STEM careers, particularly among under-represented student populations.
The videos were recorded on site at DuPont’s facilities in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, and make real-world connections for young students through a range of careers including Material Scientist, Reliability and Equipment Engineer, and Lead Technologist. The videos are live on Discovery Education’s STEM Careers Coalition website and K-12 platform. Six additional DuPont videos are planned over the next two years.
DuPont is a Signature Partner, and first statewide supporting partner of the STEM Careers Coalition, which focuses on solving for critical gaps in diverse representation in the STEM professional workforce. The Coalition is an alliance of industries and non-profit organizations, reaching 6.7 million teachers and students with equitable access to STEM resources and career connections since its launch in 2019. The Coalition will continue to ignite student curiosity and influence a diverse future STEM workforce with a goal to reach 10 million teachers and students by 2025.
“This program is vital to our STEM talent pipeline,” said Sam Ponzo, Vice President and General Manager of Industrial Solutions, DuPont Electronics & Industrial. “It’s important to expose students to the broad range of STEM careers and pique their curiosities when they’re young to ensure we have a vibrant talent pool for the future.”
Between November 2021 and April 2023, nearly 30,000 students and 2,700 educators have directly accessed Discovery Education resources made available through DuPont’s partnerships with Discovery Education and Delaware DoE.
Additionally, as part of this program, DuPont employees have been volunteering in local schools to help students “see what they can be.” Students are learning from volunteers who discuss their career journeys and passion for STEM in an experiential learning environment.
“There is no better way for us to prepare our students for successful careers than to partner with their future employers,” said Mark Holodick, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education. “This is especially true in STEM where the field is constantly evolving. Thank you, DuPont, for your historic and continuing support of Delaware education.”
DuPont aims to improve over 25 million lives through targeted social impact programs as part of its 2030 Sustainability Goals. You can read more about initiatives for building thriving communities in its 2023 Sustainability Report.
Delaware educators can learn more about accessing the new resources available through this partnership by emailing email@example.com.
About DuPont Electronics & Industrial
DuPont Electronics & Industrial is a global supplier of new technologies and performance materials serving the semiconductor, circuit board, display, digital and flexographic printing, healthcare, aerospace, industrial and transportation industries. From advanced technology centers worldwide, teams of talented research scientists and application experts work closely with customers, providing solutions, products and technical service to enable next-generation technologies.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety. More information about the company, its businesses and solutions can be found at www.dupont.com. Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at investors.dupont.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
About Delaware Department of Education
The Delaware Department of Education aims for every learner to be ready for success in college, career and life. Our mission is to empower every learner with the highest quality education through shared leadership, innovative practices, and exemplary services.
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