Why is InfoComm International, the leading trade association for the audiovisual technology industry, returning this year as the sponsor of the Festival's prominent Nifty Fifty school visit program? The primary reason, says InfoComm executive Betsy Jaffe, is Nifty Fifty's powerful potential to transform students' attitude and performance in STEM. Which is why, she reports, InfoComm's involvement will be even more exciting and student-focused in 2015!
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'Students are our most precious resource'.
Yes. At least that's the kind of thing teachers' unions say. And 'It's all about the kids.'
It warms my heart to see companies engaging in programs that aim to encourage students to improve. This is the way to go to create a future that looks bright instead of focussing on all the negative opinions about "children these days".
I think what InfoComm International is doing is a good thing , because nowadays there are few students who want to pursue career in engineering, medicine or some other scientific field. And as Betsy Jaffe said , they can change the world because we need them. InfoComm is also doing a very good thing by taking some students to do commercial audiovisual (AV) industry , because in this 21th Century we need technology .