For the second consecutive year, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. has donated to the Millburn-Short Hills School District to help aid the school’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs. Since 2013, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility has donated $20,650 to the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills. The contribution is based on the matched amount of contributions that the company’s New York employees made to their 529 education accounts.
The grant, which was presented to the middle school on Feb. 27th, will be used to offer a new course, titled ‘Girls Coding with Girls.’ This two-semester course provides students an introduction to coding through JAVA in the first semester. Students will then apply their knowledge to creating games, smart phone apps, and basic web designs. The program’s second semester will expand their coding exposure to the world of Arduino, and extend the students’ skills to construct and drive basic electronic circuits.
Dr. Christine Burton, Interim Superintendent of Schools, says, “We thank the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills, as always, for their support of our schools, and to Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp. for their generous donation and ongoing funding of our iSTEM programs.”