Cognizant expands 'Making the Future' commitment

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) said it has expanded its Making the Future education initiative with additional after-school and summer programs and scholarships.

For the third consecutive year, Cognizant will also sponsor the Young Makers pavilion at World Maker Faire, which will bring together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, and engineers of all ages on September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science in New York City.

Launched at the 2011 World Maker Faire, Cognizant´s Making the Future initiative is focused on inspiring in children a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing fun, hands-on learning opportunities. As part of the initiative, Cognizant supports nationwide after-school and summer programs, awards US college scholarships, sponsors a Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), and inspires countless students to pursue their interest in STEM disciplines.

The Young Makers pavilion at World Maker Faire will feature young makers from Cognizant´s after-school and summer programs to demonstrate innovations and lead STEM workshops in which children will make synthesizers, solar lanterns, and digital microscopes, dissect a Rubik´s Cube, and program MIT´s Scratch programming language to work with a joystick soldered together by the children.

Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world´s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (US), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. Visit us online at