NEW YORK - Mar 02, 2015
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, will sponsor the third season of Twin Cities Public Television's (tpt) national series SciGirls. The funding of SciGirls, a PBS television series and popular web destination for young people ages 8-13, showcases girls using science and engineering in their daily lives and encourages them to pursue careers in related fields.
Infor understands that today's conversations, connections and careers are powered by computer science and software. But the computer science-what makes our technological devices work- is hidden beneath the interfaces of our devices. These user-friendly and easy interfaces create confusion around what it means to be "computer literate;" for example, interacting with apps and social media like Facebook or Twitter is very different from making, tweaking or understanding the technology. For that reason, Infor is investing for the first time to support and partner with SciGirls. This gift will play an essential role in educating young people about the careers available in computer science, and how those jobs positively impact our communities - and our world.
"Infor is focused on helping build and shape tomorrow's workforce, and this program demonstrates creative ways to engage young people - especially girls - in STEM learning," said Mary Trick, executive vice president, Infor. "Sponsoring SciGirls is a natural expansion of our learning-focused platform which includes partnering with NYC-based CodeNow and the Infor Education Alliances Program, helping develop the people we hope to hire one-day."
In addition to recognition on the upcoming third television season, Infor is also hosting a "Fash Bash" on March 12 at its New York Headquarters. This fun, STEM-filled event will give kids an up-close look-and a hands-on opportunity-to check out the Infor software currently used by design, textile and fashion industries, and talk to the creative innovators who work in these fields.
SciGirls (www.aboutscigirls.org) is an Emmy award-winning television program and multi-media program that draws on cutting-edge research about what engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and careers. The PBS television show, destination website, and education and outreach have reached over 22 million girls, educators, and families, making it the most widely accessed girls' STEM program available nationally.
The mission of tpt is to "enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media." As one of the nation's leading public media organizations, tpt uses television, interactive media and community engagement to advance education, culture and citizenship. Over its 50 plus year history, tpt has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys.
Based in St. Paul, MN, tpt is one of the highest rated PBS affiliates in the nation, reaching over 1.3 million people each month through multiple broadcast and online channels. The organization's particular areas of focus include: the educational readiness of children; serving the needs and unleashing the potential of America's aging population; engaging a new generation in the power of public media; and being the preferred media partner for organizations that align with our mission to enrich lives and strengthen community. For more information about tpt, visit our website at www.tpt.org or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
Infor customers include:
- 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
- 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
- 22 of the 25 largest US healthcare delivery networks
- 16 of the 20 largest US cities
- 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
- 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
- 16 of the top 20 global retailers
- 4 of the top 5 brewers
- 21 of the top 30 global banks
- 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands