Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has said that it has expanded the Wipro Science Education Fellowship (SEF) Program to three additional universities in the United States.
The multi-year program, which aims to nurture excellence in science education in public school systems through teacher training, will be offered at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, University of South Florida, and University of Missouri, beginning August 2018 and will train a total of 180 Fellows over a period of three years.
The Wipro Science Education Fellowship Program trains educators to build leadership skills and teaching excellence within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines by leveraging research-validated expertise from participating universities and designing transformative instructional experiences for under-funded K-12 school districts in the surrounding areas. The need for such investments in STEM education is highlighted by the fact that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 99 percent of STEM occupations require postsecondary education, compared to 36 percent of jobs overall.
Meanwhile, shares of the company were trading at Rs 282 apiece up 2.42 per cent from the previous close at 09:33 hrs on BSE.