Unleashed, a national leader in web development and digital services, is proud to announce its role as a sponsor of TechChangers, a nonprofit committed to growing educational opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for children across Howard County, Md.
“Unleashed has stepped up for their community, and we are thankful to have their support as we try to bring the children back for in-person session,” TechChanger Administrator Lisa Wenzel said. “Unleashed’s technological expertise, commitment to creating opportunities for underrepresented groups, and their beautiful new offices in Columbia are ideal to support the TechChangers program and helps our kids get excited about STEM and computer science.”
TechChangers is a 501c3 focused on creating a diverse community of youth makers, technologists, leaders, and innovators by providing all students, especially underrepresented, and socioeconomically challenged groups with opportunities to discover and foster their passion for STEM and computing.
The STEM-based nonprofit will utilize the Unleashed office space in Columbia to host a variety of educational events for local children. The spacious office is outfitted with monitors, workstations, and various technologies, making it a wonderful backdrop for TechChanger events.
“As soon as I learned about TechChangers and what they do for the children in our community, I knew we had to be involved and support the amazing work they do in some way” Unleashed CEO Muhammad Hutasuhut said. “Involving our children from all backgrounds in STEM and computer science from a young age is incredibly important to society and is good for the local community. Someday, perhaps we will hire some of the children that learn here.”
Unleashed hosted its first TechChangers event on Oct. 4 as part of its micro:bit pop:in series. The children coded a Micro Bit, programmable, open-source hardware designed for use in computer education. The device is a small display consisting of 25 LEDs with accelerometer and magnetometer sensors, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and powered by USB or an external battery pack.
“It was fantastic event, and it was great to see the kid's enthusiasm for programming,” Hutasuhut said. “It was a great start to hopefully many more STEM sessions to come.”
Headquartered in Columbia, Md., Unleashed is a leading web development and digital services firm in the U.S. with commercial and non-profit clients nationwide. Our firm serves enterprise clients in diverse commercial segments, such as banks and manufacturing companies, online retailers, and business-oriented trade associations. Non-profit clients include military and veterans' organizations, national and state trade associations, and publishing and educational institutions. As global leaders in open-source web technologies, Unleashed was recently named a top 10 global leader in delivering professional services and has been recognized six years in a row as the top design and development firm for both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Visit unleashed-technologies.com to learn more.