STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education Corporate Sponsor, Nebraska Robotics Expo
The shortage of US students and workers in high technology fields has made STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education a high priority. The United States continues to fall in categories of STEM education. In 2007, the United States ranked 21st out of 30 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in science, and ranked 25th in mathematics.
Concern over this has risen to the highest ranks of government. The United States has slipped from the top position it once held in the field of innovation and advanced technology worldwide. In the 20th century, numerous new technologies, products, and innovations were invented in the U.S., described by many as miraculous. The United States Government has stated the goal for science and math education is to reach the top position worldwide in the next decade. As an innovation leader, the U.S. economy has seen rapid growth in part, because of the solid technological support. Those critical disciplines have more influence on economic development when compared to other non-STEM fields. A basic STEM education is critical for most of the technical, engineering and even management related jobs. STEM education is the main source of scientists, engineers, and workers with technological skills.
Prism Technologies is making investments to support the importance of STEM education in Nebraska by partnering with the University of Nebraska in the sponsorship of the Nebraska Robotics Expo.
New Primary School
Bauleni, Lusaka, Zambia
Zambia is home to 6.5 million children under the age of 18. More than 1 million of them are orphaned. Education is not only a human right, but it is also an essential tool for individuals to break the poverty cycle and to building the human capital of nations. Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world and is home to 4 million children of the primary school age (7-14). Though Zambia made commendable progress in increasing access and gender parity, more than a quarter million children are out of school and 47% of those enrolled in school do not complete the primary cycle.
Prism Technologies is proud to partner with Family Legacy Missions International (http://familylegacy.com) with the goal of Increasing access to quality basic education for all children in Zambia. We are working with Family Legacy in the construction of a new primary school located in Bauleni, Lusaka, Zambia. This school is expected to be completed in time for classes to start in January 2015.
Community Giving Campaigns
Prism Technologies and its employees support our local and international community through support of the following charities:
- Compassion International
- Catholic Relief Services
- Sudan Relief Fund
- Salvation Army
- Make-a-Wish Foundation
- Catholic Medical Mission Board
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Siena/Francis House
- Open Door Mission
- Omaha Home For Boys
- Girls Scouts of Nebraska
- CUES (Christian Urban Education Service)
- Catholic Near East Welfare
- Franciscan Missions
- Foodbank For the Heartland