HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its youth and community investment initiative, alliantgroup volunteers took more than 70 underserved students from Cook Elementary on a field trip last week to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

During the field trip, students were guided by alliantgroup volunteers to explore the museum’s Cockrell Butterfly Center, Brown Hall of Entomology and the Morian Hall of Paleontology. The students were also treated to lunch and were sent home with backpacks filled with books on dinosaurs, butterflies and bugs, as well as dinosaur fossil excavation science kits. The field trip was just the latest excursion in a growing list of community outreach initiatives sponsored by the Blue Heart Fund, alliantgroup’s nonprofit charity designed to expose students to STEM education at an early age.

“Careers in STEM are some of the highest paying and most rewarding in terms of impact,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “America’s youth is the next chapter in our country’s STEM legacy. Getting these students involved with STEM disciplines is an investment in our country’s future that will strengthen our global competitiveness and overall innovation, so we need to continue this push of constant support.”

There have been a number of recent reports highlighting the declining interest in STEM among young people. In an effort to combat this, alliantgroup’s Blue Heart Fund has put promoting STEM education at the forefront of all its philanthropic efforts. From handing out STEM-based scholarships to its direct outreach to K-12 schools, the firm remains committed to engaging young people in STEM and illustrating the range of career opportunities that exist within STEM fields.

Born from the alliantgroup’s mission of education and awareness, the firm’s Blue Heart Fund is a non-profit charity focused on giving back to the community and fostering STEM education across the nation. Along with fundraising for various philanthropic endeavors and promoting STEM education in K-12 schools, the Blue Heart Fund offers generous STEM-based scholarships to students pursuing a career in the field. The Blue Heart Fund is a non-profit organization sponsored by alliantgroup. For more information about alliantgroup and/or The Blue Heart Fund, please follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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