FORD STEM PROGRAM
STEM is important to Ford. We offer STEM experiences in combination with other programs, such as FIRST Robotics and High School Science and Technology Program, designed to deliver opportunities to interested students and recent graduates. We aim to engage young people in understanding Ford is a technology company that offers rewarding careers in STEM fields.
WHAT IS STEM?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We have supported STEM education and programs for more than 20 years. Our goal is to get students interested in and inspired by STEM-related projects, to focus on activities that build relationships, and to engage in programs that provide mentorship opportunities.
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WHY FORD SUPPORTS STEM?
Ford wants to inspire students to pursue STEM-related education. As we transform into a technology company, our employees of the future will need to bring experience and expertise in STEM disciplines. With this talent in high demand, we want to attract top talent candidates.
FORD STEM PROGRAMS
Ford provides several STEM programs, both in combination with external partners and through the company directly. We aim to offer a robust set of opportunities to be engaged in STEM-related activities.
2023-2024 FRC FORD SPONSORSHIP
The Ford STEM office is currently accepting applications for FIRST FRC team sponsorship for the 2023-2024 season in the amount of $3,000. To qualify, you must have an active Ford employee or retiree as a mentor and fill out the below application. Please note that applications cannot be submitted by current Ford or Agency Employees. Please see information regarding pertinent dates and links below.
9/30/2023 – Applications Due
10/13/2023 – Notification will be made to sponsored teams
~Mid November – Funds will be distributed through FIRST HQ and can be viewed on your FIRST Dashboard
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The Ford High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP) is offering 3 sessions in 2023 which all are held at the Ford Research and Engineering Facilities in Dearborn and surrounding areas. In General, the program is open to all high school students, however, this year we are inviting only Seniors to attend. The events are held on Saturday and run from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Students must register for each session in order to attend. Below is the schedule for the events and link to register for events.
1/21/2023 Ford IT – Ford Research and Innovation Center (registration opens 12/1/2022)
2/18/2023 Ford Rouge Factory Tour (registration opens 1/22/2023)
3/18/2023 Career Day – Ford Research and Innovation Center (registration opens 1/22/2023)
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