Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 11:44 AM
Today we announced the recipients of the Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards, an initiative to promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) education initiatives. We grant awards to organizations working with K-12 and university students to provide access and enrichment programs in these fields.
This year Edmonton based, DiscoverE, is one of the 30 global recipients of the Google RISE Awards. DiscoverE is an initiative from the Engineering Faculty at the University of Alberta, that delivers high impact STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) camps, workshops and clubs for girls, minorities and Aboriginal communities.
Google believes that technology will continue to play an important role in shaping our future, and the youth of today will help innovate and drive these technologies for years to come. We hope that all students will one day have the chance to reach their potential and achieve great things in science. To that end, we aspire to help students take one step closer to achieving their potential by offering organizational growth and development opportunities through the Google RISE Awards.
Congratulations to the team at DiscoverE!!