Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara was on hand at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) Saturday to help the museum and CDW surprise high school seniors with new laptops.
The students, who were honored during a graduation ceremony, have participated in the museum’s “Welcome to Science” initiative.
During the event, students heard from Amukamara and Bears employees along with CDW’s Bob Rossi as they engaged in discussion on STEM’s application within professional sports and provided insight into how students can achieve their full potential in science, technology, math and engineering.
The donation was offered though CDW’s Tech Fore! Kids program, which provides access to technology as well as teaches practical life skills through sports.
CDW also provides additional technology infrastructure to MSI to enable them to continue engaging young people with STEM. CDW Tech Fore! has previously partnered with organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and Los Angeles and Chicago Bulls College Prep.
MSI’s program provides teens from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn about science, develop leadership and public speaking skills, prepare for college and learn more about science careers. In addition, teens earn service learning hours while engaging people in hands-on science experiments at the museum and at community events.