KSU’s CyberTech program receives $50‚000 grant from UPS Foundation

Kennesaw State University’s CyberTech program received a major boost Thursday when representatives of The UPS Foundation presented the institution with a $50‚000 grant to support the continued growth of this groundbreaking educational initiative.

Georgia (Jan 9, 2004) — Kennesaw State University’s CyberTech program received a major boost Thursday when representatives of The UPS Foundation presented the institution with a $50‚000 grant to support the continued growth of this groundbreaking educational initiative.

Launched by the College of Science and Mathematics as a summer program in 2001‚ CyberTech promotes diversity and improves achievement while introducing high school students from traditionally under−represented groups to the possibility of a career in the sciences‚ particularly computer science. The number of participating schools has skyrocketed since the program’s inception‚ growing from one in 2001 to 10 last year‚ representing the Cobb‚ Bartow and Dalton school systems. Other schools will be added in 2004 as CyberTech strives to become a nationwide model for science education. This grant will help make that a reality.

“I cannot think of a better partner for our program‚ because UPS and the College of Science and Mathematics have kindred goals‚” said Dr. Laurence I. Peterson‚ dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

Scott Fasnacht‚ contributions manager for The UPS Foundation‚ agreed‚ saying‚ “As a corporate foundation‚ we look to fund the things that align with our overall business objectives‚ long−term. And certainly‚ creating a workforce that is techno−savvy and has the mathematical skills to be successful in the future just makes sense.”




 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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