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Maker Faire: Maker Education Initiative Launches at Maker Faire Bay Area with the Support of Cognizant, a Founding Partner of the Initiative

Mark Greenlaw, Vice President, Sustainability and Educational Affairs, Cognizant

The Maker Education Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to the idea that every child is a maker, was launched today at Maker Faire Bay Area with the support of Cognizant, one of the founding partners of the Maker Education Initiative.

The Maker Education Initiative will work with community partners on a national level to develop places and programs that provide hands-on learning experiences for children and teens. Cognizant’s support for the Maker Education Initiative comes through it’s Making the Future education program. Mark Greenlaw, Vice President of Sustainability and Educational Affairs at Cognizant, is a member of the Maker Education Initiative’s Advisory Board and is playing an important role in the development and implementation of Maker programs.

“We are very proud to be a founding partner of the Maker Education Initiative, an organization that shares our passion to provide fun and interesting hands-on learning opportunities that will excite young learners in the STEM disciplines while, at the same time, improving 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and innovation,” said Greenlaw, who oversees Cognizant’s Making the Future program. “Additionally, Maker activities appeal to both girls and boys across a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds, helping to close the achievement gap.”

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