SAIC to Provide $1.5M to Alabama School of Cyber Tech and Engineering
Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) today announced a $1.5 million donation to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) in support of the institution’s goal of training the future workforce in cyber technology and engineering. One of Alabama’s top magnet schools for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education is ASCTE.
Greg Fortier, vice president of SAIC’s Army Fires, Aviation and Missile Defense Operation, stated that the company was eager to invest in future SAIC executives from Alabama. “SAIC has been a steadfast supporter of institutions like the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering for more than 50 years. Our dedication guarantees that students have access to courses and resources that will prepare them to be effective leaders.
The only high school in the country with a focus on incorporating engineering and cyber technology into all of its academic areas is ASCTE, which is based in Huntsville. Public residential magnet high school ASCTE educates students from all throughout Alabama. Students are not charged for housing or tuition. The school also gives students practical chances to interact with experts in their area of interest.
According to Matt Massey, president of ASCTE, “This donation and partnership is an example of how industry, government, and academics can work together to invest in our students- and Alabama is leading the way.” “With the assistance and participation of partners like SAIC, we are able to give our students a rigorous academic experience that will help them gain the specific skills to…”