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MBA student recognized for STEM project
Wednesday, May. 22, 2013
Math Multipliers, a non-profit for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education founded by Santa Clara MBA student Alejandro Garcia, was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative University 2013 last month.
Garcia, who will graduate from the MBA program in June, founded Math Multipliers to improve math education and inspire youngsters to achieve their dreams. The project began in Garcia’s native country, the Dominican Republic, and aims to benefit millions of students worldwide in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics.
“Starting this project was a main driver for pursuing my MBA,” said Alejandro. “Thus I would like to thank our Leavey School of Business for the ongoing support, and especially the faculty, who have positively influenced me and helped me turn my ideas and leadership aspirations into concrete actions.”
Math Multiplier volunteers train high school students for math competitions and these students then “pay-it-forward” by tutoring underserved students. The organization received special recognition as an “exemplary approach to solving a global challenge,” such as access to STEM education, at the Clinton Global Initiative University 2013, a prestigious event organized by President Bill Clinton, hosted at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
In the picture, Alejandro Garcia appears with Kumar Garg, White House senior advisor for science & technology.