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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 […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Host Leadership, Technology & Policy Summit at Headquarters in Houston
HOUSTON, TX (November 9,2018) – Over 100 professionals from across the nation, including former and current congressional members, state officials, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors gathered for alliantgroup’s Leadership, Technology & Policy Summit—an exclusive event created for the benefit of the firm’s clients and CPA and industry partners.
During the two day conference, attendees were treated to a series of lectures and panels highlighting some of the most crucial issues facing U.S. business leaders and policymakers. The event began with an interactive lecture from Thomas DeLong, a Senior Fellow, former Philip J. Stomberg Professor at the Harvard Business School and author of “Flying Without a Net”—a book recognized by the editors of Amazon publishing as one of the top ten books written on leadership this century. During the lecture, DeLong focused on management and leadership strategies for professional service firms, highlighting the importance of investing in […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Last week Tom Ridge, alliantgroup’s Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology, presented at the National Systems Contractors Association’s Pivot to Profit conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. During the event’s keynote address, the first Secretary of Homeland Security and former Pennsylvania Governor highlighted the growing importance of cybersecurity for all businesses—from large corporations to small and mid-size companies.
Underlining a number of recent high profile events such as Russian hacking during 2016 elections to cybersecurity breaches at Under Armour and Equifax, Ridge discussed the ongoing rise in cyber threats facing public and private institutions and their potential long-term damage. From financial losses—either as a direct result of a cyberattack or in terms of hours of lost productivity—to damage to brand credibility and consumer confidence, a cybersecurity breach can have lasting consequences for a business. For small and mid-size companies that often lack […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the firm’s community outreach initiative, alliantgroup sponsored the National Systems Contractors Association’s (NSCA) inaugural Build-A-Bike Team Building charity event during NSCA’s Pivot to Profit conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.
During the event, alliantgroup volunteers led a bike-building workshop for NSCA members, with attendees split into teams and provided the parts and tools necessary to build brand new bikes. An exercise that was designed to promote team building and networking amongst new colleagues, NSCA members were given the opportunity to use their technical problem-solving for a good cause. The new bikes were later donated and presented to the children of the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.
“We’re so grateful for this opportunity with NSCA. We always encourage our Club kids to learn new skills and expand their horizons,” said Deidre Tolbert, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. […]