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alliantgroup Named Houston Business Journal’s “Healthiest Employer of 2019”, Wins Award for Second Consecutive Year
HOUSTON, May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has been recognized as the Houston Business Journal’s Healthiest Employer for 2019, the second year in a row it has been honored with the award.
The Houston Business Journal awarded alliantgroup the honor in the “small and medium businesses” category during a breakfast ceremony on May 23 at the Marriot Marquis in Houston.
To qualify for the award, the nominated companies were required to show how they go above and beyond in their promotion and support of both healthy work environments and lifestyles for their employees.
A total of 38 companies in three categories were recognized after having taken an extensive survey that assessed the nominees on the company’s culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, as well as reporting and analysis.
alliantgroup Wellness Director Melanie […]
Innovating America: alliantgroup Launches Podcast Featuring Industry Experts, Government Officials on Moving America Forward
HOUSTON, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the premiere of its podcast, Innovating America.
The program hosts an array of thought leaders who explore how American companies and industries leverage innovation to drive the country forward.
Innovating America showcases elected officials, including former U.S. Congressmen Rick Lazio and Harold Ford Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge.
The show also features former Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Mark Everson, alliantgroup National Managing Director Dean Zerbe and industry experts such as Ray Bailey, founder of LoneStar Communications Inc., and Andrew Lanning, co-founder of Integrated Security Technologies Inc.
“Innovation is truly our country’s story, and here at alliantgroup we work with businesses that innovate to remain competitive. That’s why I’m excited to share our podcast with the […]
HOUSTON, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce sponsorship of a $10,000 grant to Bellaire High School for a post-Hurricane Harvey water quality study. Bellaire High School teachers Jane Baker, Stephanie Clayton and Hillary Schulze, and student teacher Sara Ross, are recipients of the grant and will lead the study as part of the school’s biology and aquatic science programs.
“I would like to thank alliantgroup for this generous grant and for providing our students with a unique opportunity,” said Baker. “This grant will allow our students to engage in an authentic research study that will not only benefit the community, but also help generate interest in and develop the skills needed for a career devoted to scientific research.”
Recent analysis has revealed that Hurricane Harvey may have caused long-term damage to the health of valuable coastal water supplies. This new study will provide students the chance to survey these waterways by periodically collecting […]
HOUSTON, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) are excited to announce six finalists for the 2018 Elementary Science Teacher Award. alliantgroup created the program to reward local teachers who help increase student engagement through innovative lesson plans that emphasize the importance and intrigue of science. The award is one of many educational initiatives alliantgroup supports as part of its continuing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
The following finalists, selected by HISD and each from a different district region, will receive a cash award of $1,250, as well as an additional $500 for their classroom. One grand-prize winner will be recognized at an April 23 awards luncheon at alliantgroup’s headquarters, and receive an additional personal cash prize of $3,500, plus $500 to put toward their classroom.
The six 2018 Elementary Science Teacher Award finalists are:
- Deidre Rickets, Stevens Elementary School – Achieve 180 Region
Members of the alliantgroup Information Technology team prepared 50 company retired laptops, docking stations and monitors for donation. The computer equipment will soon be in the hands of Houston-area kids, who will use the equipment for a variety of educational activities that will help harness critical skills and encourage their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
“This partnership is so important for a variety of reasons,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Students need access to current technologies in order to keep pace on not just a national, but a global scale. Our country is in desperate need of technical talent that can fill what has become millions of vacant STEM-related jobs. Getting our students prepared by using up-to-date technology is step one in […]
HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup volunteers took more than 80 students from Shearn Elementary School on a STEM-themed field trip last week to Space Center Houston as part of the company’s youth and community investment initiative.
During the field trip, alliantgroup volunteers guided students through areas of the Space Center such as the center’s Astronaut Gallery featuring items from the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle eras, along with a tram tour to Rocket Park, where one of only three of the remaining actual Saturn V rockets is on display.
In addition to the tour, the students also participated in hands-on learning activities involving virtual reality and the Space Center’s robotics lab. The field trip is 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.
“It has been an honor […]
HOUSTON, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup will be hosting a “Generating STEM” luncheon for recipients of its Greater Houston Area STEM Scholarship Award, where the company will give out $30,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors who have chosen to pursue a degree in a STEM field.
The luncheon will take place on Tuesday, January 29, at alliantgroup’s global headquarters in Houston. During the event, the six scholarship recipients will be recognized for both their academic and extracurricular activities and will receive $5,000 to go toward their college education. Fox26 Houston Meteorologist John Dawson will emcee the event.
“It’s so inspiring to see how passionate these students are for STEM,” alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav said. “These six individuals are shining examples of students who are the future of STEM, which touches countless industries and has proven to be a driving force behind our country’s economy and overall success.”
Each of the scholarship recipients attends a […]
HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce its partnership with the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for its 2018 Elementary Science Teacher Award.
The award will recognize elementary science teachers within HISD who are utilizing innovative teaching methods to spark student interest in the field of science. The program stems from alliantgroup and HISD’s support of integrating STEM into the lives of students at an early age.
Six finalists, each from a different HISD region, will be chosen and will each receive a cash award of $1,250, as well as an additional $500 for their classroom. One grand prize winner will be chosen and will receive a personal cash prize of $3,500, as well as $500 to put toward their classroom.
“Teachers are often the first people that spark a child’s interest in STEM, and it’s one of the greatest advantages a student can have,” alliantgroup Strategic Advisory […]
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 […]
HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is honored to announce that it has awarded $180,000 in STEM scholarship funds to 18 high school seniors and college freshmen.
The scholarships were presented to the students on November 7 during alliantgroup’s Leadership, Technology & Policy Summit at the firm’s headquarters in Houston. Each student received $10,000 to help fund their respective STEM education at the college of their choice.
“STEM education is a personal passion of mine, and something that I believe is integral to pushing our economy, and country as a whole, forward,” alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav said. “From manufacturing to transportation, from biological research to infrastructure design, our country heavily relies on these fields. STEM students and professionals just like our scholarship recipients will be the ones paving the nation’s path to progress.”
Nearly 100 applicants from all over the country submitted a video or essay detailing their aspirations for a career in […]