By Emily Wade
On Thursday, December 1st, Mindy Mazer, senior manager of Corporate Staffing for AMETEK Corporation, presented Dean Ken Lutchen and Associate Dean of Outreach and Diversity Gretchen Fougere with a check for $15,000 to support the College of Engineering’s Technology Innovation Scholars Program (TISP), a unique K-12 STEM program that focuses on careers in technology and engineering.
“As a global manufacturing leader, AMETEK recognizes that BU ENG represents our future workforce, so we are pleased to be working closely with them to support technology education,” says Mazer. Founded in 2011, TISP is anchored by “Inspiration Ambassadors,” BU College of Engineering undergraduates who have been trained to engage and mentor middle and high school students throughout the country. Ambassadors visit schools and guide interactive activities while working to challenge stereotypes about engineers and engineering. During the 2015/16 school year, Inspiration Ambassadors reached 3,440 young people across the country, inspiring them to learn more about career opportunities in Engineering.
Says BU Alumni Council member Denise Schier (ENG ’81), “As an alumna of BU ENG, and a recent retiree from AMETEK, Inc., it is very gratifying to see the developing relationship between AMETEK and BU ENG in recent years. AMETEK Foundation’s second consecutive year of financial support for TISP is the most recent example of alignment between the organizations. Through their outreach, TISP’s ambassadors fulfill a key objective of the AMETEK Foundation by promoting technology education to K-12 students in communities where AMETEK has a presence.”
This year, Inspiration Ambassadors will visit students in more than 100 cities throughout the US, as well as cities in Russia and Switzerland.
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