Voting opens today for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) Best Partnership Award category, so show your support by voting for Society for Science & the Public and Intel!
The Best Partnership category honors companies and charitable organizations for working together to address important social issues. The winner of this award is determined by online public voting at www.corporatecitizenshipvote.com. Voting in the 2011 competition begins today, September 19, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 28. In 2010, more than 15,000 votes were cast to select the winning partnership.
SSP and Intel were recognized in this prestigious category of the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards program for our collaboration in the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the SSP Fellowship. These programs inspire and support our next generation of scientific leaders.
“A skilled and educated future workforce is crucial to the success and competitiveness of American businesses, and STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) education is a key focus. “Intel’s partnership with the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) to encourage real-world problem-solving and analysis among students, and professional scientific development among educators, is a great asset to STEM education,” said U.S. Chamber BCLC Founder and Executive Director Stephen Jordan. “The partnership’s reach – millions of students and educators in more than 70 countries – is a testament to the strengths and expertise that these two organizations bring to bear. We congratulate Intel and SSP for being named finalists in the 2011 Best Partnership award category."