How to Encourage More Diversity in STEM Fields

The areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics provide an ever-growing number of professional opportunities. As many as 20 percent of all American jobs fall within STEM sectors, and while job growth in non-STEM fields is likely to grow by 12 percent over the next decade, STEM positions will outpace this growth at a rate of 17 percent. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that STEM fields will create 1 million new jobs by 2022. In addition to spearheading innov...

How to Get Students Excited about STEM

In 2007, a research commission led by the Carnegie Foundation concluded that a strong educational foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is one of the most important factors in ensuring America’s lasting competitiveness in the global economy. However, numerous studies have since demonstrated that the United States is experiencing a noticeable gap in STEM skills and employment. As technological innovation and scientific research progress at unprecedented speeds, fu...

NYCPF Honors Charles Phillips for His Support at Fundraiser

Infor CEO Charles Phillips oversees a leading provider of enterprise software systems that serves nearly 100,000 organizations around the world. The former president of Oracle Corporation is also a committed philanthropist whose Phillips Charitable Organization has provided ongoing support to the New York City Police Foundation (NYCPF). Gala focuses on public service.  On May 18, 2017, the NYCPF honored Charles Phillips at its annual fundraiser. As a result of contributions from Mr. Phillips a...