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What the Business Community Is Doing

As TAP spreads the word on the urgent need to ensure America has the skilled workforce it needs for economic growth and job creation, many of America's leading companies are already tackling this mission head-on. Here are some examples:

Accenture
Alcoa Inc.
American Electric Power
Amgen
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Apple
AT&T Inc.
Battelle
Bausch + Lomb Incorporated
Bayer AG
The Boeing Company
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Carnegie Learning
CA Technologies
Caterpillar
Chevron Corporation
Cisco
Deere & Company
Dow
DuPont
Eli Lilly and Company
EMC
Explore Learning
ExxonMobil
Ford Motor Company
Fluor Corporation
GE
General Motors
GlaxoSmithKline
Harris Corporation
Honeywell
HP
IBM
Intel
McGraw-Hill
Medtronic, Inc.
Merck
Motorola Mobility
Motorola Solutions
Nortel
Northrop Grumman
Oracle
QUALCOMM
Raytheon
SAS
Siemens
SMARTHINKING
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Tabula Digita
TE Connectivity
Texas Instruments
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
United Technologies Corporation
Verizon Communications

Accenture
Helps people develop skills so they can get jobs, build businesses and improve their communities through Skills to Succeed.

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Alcoa Inc.
Supports projects that increase the number of students enrolled in STEM studies.

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American Electric Power
Supports collaborative efforts with departments of education, school districts, school partners, other businesses, universities and education organizations to bring about meaningful change in teaching and learning, especially in the areas of mathematics and science.

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Amgen
Supports science education programs aimed at encouraging bright young minds to explore a future in science.

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Partners with local schools to nurture STEM education.

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Apple
Provides products to transform the way students learn, increase student engagement and improve achievement, and offers discounts and savings for students interested in purchasing a Mac.

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AT&T Inc.
Supports projects ranging from STEM scholarship programs and science/math focused summer camps for at-risk youth to hands-on technology labs and elite robotics competitions at the nation's leading universities.

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Battelle
Endeavoring to be a catalyst for sustainable positive change in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education on a national scale. Redefining what it means to be an engaged corporation to advance education through their work in support of student achievement, school development, teacher preparation, retention and intervention, policy, and measurement and accountability.

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Bausch + Lomb Incorporated
Honors outstanding high school science students with the Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award.

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Bayer AG
Awards funds to two Pennsylvania programs that extend science learning throughout the summer for high school students.

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The Boeing Company
Invests in partnerships that strengthen STEM pathways for underserved students by implementing evidence-based curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb
Committed to making the study of science and technology exciting to young learners who will discover the miracle cures of tomorrow. Designed programs of study that engage students of all ages with fun, hands-on and inquiry-centered lessons.

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Carnegie Learning
Leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school and post-secondary students.

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CA Technologies
Supports innovative STEM education at Citizen Schools.

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Caterpillar
Offers many opportunities for learning and development including: educational assistance, Caterpillar University, student development programs and the ThinkBIG technician education program.

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Chevron Corporation
Focuses investments on improving instruction in the key STEM subjects.

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Deere & Company
Supports scholarships, key programs, and faculty development at more than 40 colleges and universities in the United States, focusing efforts on STEM.

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Cisco
Partnered with educators and others to develop the tools, applications, technology and curriculums to make the Internet and education the great equalizers in the global economy. The Networking Academy Program and the Nobel Internet Technology Partnership are two such efforts.

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Dow
Supported science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for more than 100 years through partnerships with leading organizations, including Change the Equation and the International Year of Chemistry, the involvement of employees as volunteers and sponsorship of countless programs.

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DuPont
Sustains "The miracles of science®" by nurturing global collaborative research and science education.

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Eli Lilly and Company
Strengthens science curriculum through Lilly Science Education Outreach.

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EMC
Primary interest and expertise lies in advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to build a highly trained and innovative workforce for the future. Efforts are focused on strengthening educational systems and raising standards locally and globally.

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Explore Learning
Offers hundreds of award-winning online simulations, called Gizmos, which drive the inquiry process and conceptual understanding of math and science for students in grades 6-12.

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ExxonMobil
Supports programs that encourage students to take an active interest in careers in the math and science fields, supports professional development of highly qualified teachers and promotes involvement of women and minorities in these subjects.

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Ford Motor Company
Supports innovative teaching and learning through leading edge initiatives and signature programs, such as the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies and the Henry Ford Learning Institute.

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Fluor Corporation
Supports higher education and university STEM programs, as well as those benefiting grades K through 12 (approximately ages 6 to 18).

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GE
Supports high-impact initiatives that improve access to, and the equity and quality of, public education. The Developing Futures™ in Education program is one such endeavor, created to raise student achievement through improved math and science curricula and management capacity at the schools.

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General Motors
Encourages young people to take an interest in science, math and technology through the creation of classroom curricula, hands-on experimental and experiential activities, mentoring programs, and the interactive activities and information provided on their website.

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GlaxoSmithKline
Provides leadership, resources and funding for education through such programs and partnerships as America's Promise Alliance, Change the Equation and the Institute for a Competitive Workforce.

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Harris Corporation
Provides volunteers to teach interactive technology workshops and speak about STEM careers.

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Honeywell
Committed to improving science, technology, engineering and math education around the world through a series of unique programs designed to inspire the next generation of innovators and scientists.

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HP
Supports innovation in education and aims efforts inside and outside the classroom, working with students, teachers and entrepreneurs to redesign and complement the learning process, wherever it takes place.

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IBM
Aims to provide leadership though a variety of online tools and grants such as IBM MentorPlace, KidSmart Early Learning and Reading Companion.

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Intel
Collaborates with governments, policymakers and local vendors to supply technology that brings quality education to more people, while sustaining local communities and economies.

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McGraw-Hill
Empowers and prepares professionals and students of all ages to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools.

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Medtronic, Inc.
Focuses grant making on STEM education, with an emphasis on ensuring access to quality STEM education for under-represented students in primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions.

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Merck
Supports organizations and innovative programs to develop a diverse pool of world-class scientists through strengthening educational opportunities such as the Merck Institute for Science Education.

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Motorola Mobility
Helped launch FIRST® Robotics Competitions in 1989, a competition involving students working in teams to create robots and then testing them in regional and national FIRST Robotics Competitions in addition to funding many other programs and initiatives.

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Motorola Solutions
Helps teachers to engage today's tech savvy students and to stretch limited resources to educate remote communities. Supports programs to encourage science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States and around the world.

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Nortel
Supports Nortel LearnIT, a non-profit educational technology organization dedicated to supporting the development of 21st century teaching and learning skills integrated within the math and science curriculum.

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Northrop Grumman
Supports the Weightless Flights of Discovery program, a unique, nationwide teacher professional development program designed to inspire today's students to pursue science and technical careers by inspiring their teachers first.

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Oracle
Supports K-12 and higher education institutions with generous in-kind grants of technology, curriculum, and teacher training resources.

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QUALCOMM
Helps improve education in science, technology, engineering and math for students at all grade levels and particularly committed to expanding opportunities for people in underserved communities.

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Raytheon
Promotes "MathMovesU" grants and scholarships program to encourage participation and enthusiasm in math learning and teaching.

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SAS
Supports K-12 and higher education through innovative products and services that improve teaching, learning and administration in addition to education-focused philanthropy.

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Siemens
Focuses attention in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through programs such as the Siemens Foundation and the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.

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SMARTHINKING
Helps to increase student success and enhance learning by providing online academic support and tutoring for students across the country.

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Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Supports technical, vocational, mathematics, science and engineering education.

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Tabula Digita
Created the award-winning DimensionM educational video game series for math and recently announced the DimensionU Learning System, a universe of educational video games where students practice core K-12 subjects including math, literacy and science.

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TE Connectivity
Continues to place emphasis on attracting and developing future engineering leaders.

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Texas Instruments
Investment objectives are to build the pipeline of students succeeding in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), help develop and prepare more educators to teach these critical subjects, support research at universities, expose students to our technology, engage students in design competitions, ultimately recruiting the best talent.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Supports science students and broadening interest in the STEM subjects.

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United Technologies Corporation
Supports the development of the next generation of engineers and scientists by sponsoring primary school to university-level programs that spark students’ interest and inspire innovation.

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Verizon Communications
Supports increasing student interest and achievement in STEM.

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