Participating Companies

Joining Forces to Reach More Children

Since Change the Equation launched in September 2010, 24 of its member companies have scaled up five excellent STEM learning programs to more than 130 new sites nationwide. These new efforts will ignite learning in almost 40,000 young people across the country, over half of whom are in low-income schools.

The Igniting Learning initiative spotlights on only a small part of the vital work CTEq’s member companies are doing to improve STEM learning. Yet it shows what is possible when companies rally around powerful strategies to magnify their impact. The Igniting Learning initiative exemplifies CTEq’s mission to connect and align the business community’s efforts to transform STEM learning in the United States.


Helping Excellent Programs Deepen Their Impact

CTEq companies are not just bringing great programs to scale, they are also building these programs’ capacity to improve and expand on their own. For example:

  • ExxonMobil’s major ongoing support of the National Math and Science Initiative helped make the Advanced Placement Training & Incentive Program possible.
  • Motorola, Verizon and Xerox offered critical support to help The National Academy Foundation get its new engineering career academies off the ground.
  • Cognizant is funding a library of videos to show teachers Engineering is Elementary lessons in action in classrooms.
  • Google provides support for FIRST Robotics regional and national competitions and for robotics teams from low-income schools.
  • Raytheon is supporting teacher training in Engineering is Elementary through new training hubs in four states and scholarships to teachers.
  • Intel launched K-8 Math Progressions and continues to support its scaling through the University of Arizona, which helps schools adopt the program throughout the country.


Twenty-Four CTEq Companies Supported Igniting Learning Sites in 2011: