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Science and Corporate Responsibility Converge in Shanghai

UTC Joins in Shanghai Philanthropy Partner Day

UTC employee volunteers from Otis Elevator, Carrier, Gulf Stream Technology and UTRC demonstrated games, shared short lessons and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during the 5th Shanghai Philanthropy Partner Day.
Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Vice Mayor of Shanghai and other government leaders visited UTC’s exhibit at the 2015 Shanghai Philanthropy Partner Day.
The Otis elevator and escalator rider safety book was of particular interest to Shanghai Elevator Trade Association representatives attending the 5th Shanghai Philanthropy Partner Day.
UTC’s STEM, Green Shoots and safety education programs attracted crowds of visitors at this year’s Shanghai Philanthropy Partner Day.
UTC’s STEM games and Green Shoots sustainability lessons aim to make science lessons fun for Chinese children.
Mr. OTIS distributed safe elevator and escalator rider booklets, and he was a popular attraction for children visitors.

Employees from across UTC businesses in China joined together to promote science, sustainability and safety programs at the 5th Shanghai Philanthropy Partner Day (SPPD), one of the most influential philanthropy events in the Yangtze River region.

Aiming to inspire innovation and cross-sector collaboration among government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business, media and the general public, the three-day event attracted over 60 companies and 200 NGOs. Onsite activities included exhibits, workshops and educational activities for the 25,000 residents who attended. Among them, 240 UTC employees and their family members joined in the event. 

Visiting government delegations, non-profit sector partners and area families learned about UTC’s corporate social responsibility commitment. Employee volunteers from United Technologies Research Center, Otis Elevator, Carrier, Gulf Stream Technology and other divisions shared UTC’s contributions to technology and innovation, sustainability and environmental health and safety in local communities throughout China. Of particular interest were UTC’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education activities, Green Shoots sustainability lessons and elevator safety education.

To learn more about UTC’s most recent, major STEM initiative with China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development click here.  A summer 2015 Shanghai STEM Camp similarly sought to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, click here for more information.  Finally, UTC is also committed to teaching the global business leaders of tomorrow and has established an international exchange program with Junior Achievement organizations in China and the United States.  Learn more about that here.