Cisco’s STEM commitment shines with new program
Global Problem Solvers: The Series aims to inspire young students to become part of the digital workforce.
Since its inception around the Stanford University campus, Cisco has been an education company. That tradition continues at ISTE 2018,
a conference for everything education technology. ISTE (International Society for Tech in Education) is a space to inspire people towards better connected learning. Cisco is one of the main sponsors of the event, with a booth that features Cisco, Cisco Meraki, and Cisco Cloud Security solutions for the classroom and campus. Cisco has worked with 30,000 schools and universities in the past year, with a whopping 6 million students who have learned from the company’s IT programs.
Cisco’s commitment towards education is demonstrated in one of the company’s brand-new STEM programs– Global Problem Solvers: The Series. Here, middle school students are taught the necessary skills for the future of work. Some of these skills include critical problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and people management. This program was designed to inspire future careers in STEM and to encourage students to think of how technology can create a better, more sustainable world. Students are prompted to think on a global scale, thinking and acting like entrepreneurs and technologists.
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