Joey’s story is a tribute to the efforts under way for advancing STEM education in the U.S. – a priority for Cognizant, as manifest in Cognizant’s Making the Future education initiative that seeks to inspire young learners to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines by creating fun, hands-on learning opportunities.
Joey’s journey to the White House started with his interest in the Maker movement. Through Maker events, Joey gained a passion for learning the technology and science behind Making and has exhibited his inventions at Maker Faires in major U.S. cities, including San Mateo, Detroit, and most recently, New York. The New York event was where he caught the eye of Tom Kalil, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), who invited him to exhibit his invention at the White House Science Fair. The rest is history.
Cognizant congratulates and thanks Joey and his family for helping turn the focus on STEM education in the U.S.