Advancing STEM Education

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Advancing STEM Education

UTC inspires students to embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We support the development of the next generation of engineers, scientists, and finance professionals by sponsoring primary school to university-level programs that spark students’ interest and inspire innovation.

FIRST Robotic​s. In 2013, UTC supported 73 high school robotics teams from the United States, Canada and China with team grants and more than 100 employee mentors. In addition to serving as a lead sponsor of the FIRST World Championship, UTC was the title sponsor of the Connecticut Regional and a sponsor of the North Carolina Regional. Learn more at

Junior Achievement. Nearly 300 UTC employees have volunteered in schools across the country through “JA In A Day”. UTC volunteers leverage a $1.3 million grant that helped create STEM-specific fifth-grade curriculum.

Mystic Aquarium. Mystic Aquarium’s new Ocean Exploration Center, made possible with a $1 million UTC grant, highlights the history of human undersea exploration.

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United Technologies and China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development Announce Education Partnership
In March, UTC announced an education partnership with the China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development (CFFPD) to develop and deploy science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education curriculum programs for primary and middle school students in Hong’an, Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The curriculum will focus on encouraging greater student and parent interest in...
Apr 2, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Sikorsky and United Technologies Pledge $1 Million to UMD's Clark School of Engineering
May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - On May 19, 2014, the University of Maryland (UMD) announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., along with its parent company, United Technologies Corp., have pledged one million dollars to endow a fund to create the Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft at UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering. The Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in...
May 19, 2014 12:00 PM ET
The Road to Boston: FIRST Robotics Teams Compete for a Spot at the New England Championship
April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Students from all over Connecticut and surrounding states converged on Hartford Public High School recently to compete in the 2014 New England FIRST Robotics Hartford District Competition. During the two-day competition...
Apr 10, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Redesigning the World
Over the last 15 years, life has changed dramatically. Today, complex devices like smart phones and tablets enable individuals to contact friends, shop, share videos and pay bills online. Air-conditioned, high-speed elevators move people to the top of high rises and notify them when they’ve reached the right floor. Cars help drivers avoid collisions when changing lanes, and even park...
Nov 26, 2013 12:00 PM ET
Going Global: UTC Expands Partnership with Junior Achievement
On a warm and sunny August afternoon, 20 high school students from Shanghai, China and 20 more from Wallingford, Conn. laughed and chatted as they toured the lush fields of the 272-year-old Lyman Orchards farm in Middlefield, Conn. It was a novel and exciting experience for 17-year-old Sisely Sun. “In Shanghai, I didn’t [ever] look at a farm,” she said...
Oct 8, 2013 12:00 PM ET