The New York Hall of Science announced the unveiling of Maker Space, where schools, families and aspiring makers from across the New York area will learn the tools and techniques of Making in its many forms. It is a place for collaboration, community, and cooperation in trying new ideas and learning from peers.
Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative. Making the Future seeks to inspire young learners to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by creating fun, hands-on learning opportunities.
“The Maker movement is cultivating America’s future innovators that will keep our country’s vibrant technology culture alive,” said Francisco D'Souza, Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant and member of the NYSCI board of trustees. “Cognizant is thrilled to introduce a new generation to Making, fostering innovation, a passion for learning and hands-on creativity for years to come.”
Cognizant’s Making the Future education initiative, writes TJ McCue of Forbes, “recognizes the importance of encouraging young people to develop skills like creativity, innovation and collaboration that will prepare the next generation of leaders in our global economy.”