May 4, 2020, San Jose, CA — The Tech Challenge, one of the longest-running youth engineering programs in the country, announced that Cisco will return as presenting sponsor in 2021. The Tech Challenge helps engage thousands of young people in hands-on projects that help them develop their 21st century skills.
The Tech Challenge, a signature program of The Tech, invites teams of students in Grades 4–12 to use engineering design to solve a real-world problem, helping them learn about creativity, problem-solving, teamwork and perseverance — skills that are needed now more than ever. The 2021 theme will be announced in October, along with plans to adapt the program to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“As we adjust to the realities of our current environment, it’s important to provide students with opportunities to learn the value of perseverance and creative problem-solving,” said Liz Centoni, Cisco Senior Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Incubation Group. “The Tech Challenge shows how engineering skills can lead to shaping future leaders. These students are doing amazing things, and we’re proud to support a program that helps them focus in such fun and engaging ways.”
For more information visit The Tech Challenge website.
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