The Wipro Science Education Fellowship is a program sponsored by Wipro which began in 2012 when Wipro committed $5.1 million over seven-years, to train three cohorts of 180 school teachers, fostering leadership and teaching excellence in science education. The program is administered through UMass Boston’s Center of Science and Mathematics in Context (COSMIC). In partnership with COSMIC, the Wipro SEF program is being implemented by UMass Boston in Boston, Mercy College in New York and Montclair State University in New Jersey. The spend on these programs for FY 2016-17 was $2 million.
Wipro runs another significant STEM Teacher Fellowship program for teachers in the Chicago Public School System, in collaboration with Michigan State University. In early 2017, Wipro partnered with University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) for multi-year program which will involve more than 70 school teachers, with the aim of nurturing excellence in science, starting with the public school systems of the Greater Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) area. These programs are a part of Wipro’s deep and long standing commitment to contributing to improving quality and equity in education in U.S.A. As a recognition of Wipro’s efforts towards science education, WIPRO Ltd was honored by the University Of Massachusetts Boston Celebration Of Philanthropy. Wipro’s name was engraved on the Founder’s Circle Wall at the campus.