Collins Aerospace invests $130,000 into K-12 STEM education outreach programs in Iowa

  • Supports company commitment to increase students’ interest in STEM
  • Sponsorships are focused on coding and computer science

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 29, 2019) - Collins Aerospace has invested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs in Iowa with two new sponsorships this month. The sponsorships support the company’s larger strategy to invest in the future workforce with a focus on STEM education.

With a grant of $80,000, Collins Aerospace will be the largest sponsor of Computer Science is Elementary, a new initiative from the Iowa STEM Advisory Council. The program will provide computer science education to a pilot group of elementary schools in high-poverty regions, those in which more than 75 percent of students are eligible for free lunch assistance. The company has also contributed $50,000 to NewBoCo, which will primarily be used for the organization’s K-12 coding and engineering educational program.

“By investing in these programs to build STEM-related skills in our students, we’re inspiring the next generation of engineers and innovators,” said Phil Jasper, president, Missions Systems for Collins Aerospace. “We are eager to see our investment pay off by making a positive impact on the lives of students throughout Iowa.”

"By investing in these programs to build STEM-related skills in our students, we’re inspiring the next generation of engineers and innovators," said Phil Jasper, president, Missions Systems for Collins Aerospace. "We are eager to see our investment pay off by making a positive impact on the lives of students throughout Iowa."

Collins Aerospace is committed to leveraging the strength of its 70,000 employees around the world to increase students’ interest in STEM. Through investments in new and innovative programs and engaging its employees to serve as mentors and program volunteers, Collins Aerospace will show young students the exciting opportunities available in STEM career fields.

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.

About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC.

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