“As a software company, CA Technologies has a clear and vested interest in advancing STEM education. Our goal is to help students realize their untapped potential and encourage the next generation of IT leaders,” said Erica Christensen, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies. “Here at CA World, we are able to show young people the real world application of these subjects and give them the opportunity to engage with CA employees and other experts who are applying STEM subjects every day.”
CA World ’14 charitable activities will include:
Monday, November 10
Tech Girls Rock Activity with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, CA Technologies will host a Tech Girls Rock activity to inspire tween and teen girls to pursue STEM-related educational opportunities and careers. Approximately 20 girls from local Las Vegas BGCA clubs will participate. Following the workshop, participants will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet NBA Hall of Famer and BGCA Alumni Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.
“Since 2011, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has partnered with CA Technologies on Tech Girls Rock, an initiative to encourage young women to consider educational opportunities and careers in IT,” said Brian Knudsen, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. “Our Boys & Girls Club is honored to partner with CA Technologies to advance how females view STEM careers. CA World is an exciting place to show girls from the Las Vegas area how real and promising a future in a STEM field can be.”
Monday, November 10 - Wednesday, November 12
Charity Challenge Brain Drag Race Game
CA World attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an Emotiv electroencephalography (EEG) Brain Drag Race Game and have their wagers matched by CA Technologies. Proceeds will benefit Medic Mobile, which advances global healthcare through mobile technology.
“The importance of mobile technology is paramount not only in education, but also in health,” said Josh Nesbit, CEO, Medic Mobile. “Through support from CA Technologies, we will be able to reach even more people through our mobile and web tools that help health workers provide better care to those who need it most."
Wednesday, November 12
Company Supports the Advancement of STEM Learning in Las Vegas Schools via Donation at CEO-Led Bike Ride
To help wrap up CA World, Mike Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies, will lead a bike ride through Red Rock Canyon. CA Technologies will donate $50,000 on behalf of the 60 riders participating to DonorsChoose.org. The funding will be allocated toward STEM focused teacher requests in Las Vegas. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through donations for classroom projects. Through the CA Technologies “Double Your Impact” STEM Campaign, the company supports teacher requests in high-need schools. Over the past two years, the company has assisted more than 15,000 students through this initiative.
“We are honored to partner with CA Technologies and assist schools in the local Las Vegas area,” said Charles Best, Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org. “CA is aligned with our mission to increase access to critical learning materials. Together, we have been able to make a measureable impact in supporting STEM programs and projects.