Steve Hagood Elected to Project Scientist Board of Directors
CHARLOTTE, NC, July 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Project Scientist, a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating STEM experiences for girls, announced today that it has elected Steve Hagood, senior vice president and chief information officer at Ingersoll Rand, to its Board of Directors. Ingersoll Rand and its strategic brands Thermo King® and Trane® have been a long-time partner to Project Scientist providing financial support for more than 500 girls to participate in summer camps and expeditions offering hands-on projects, tours and interviews with female STEM professionals.
Hagood leads Ingersoll Rand’s global information technology (IT) organization and is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s technology strategies, enterprise technology infrastructure, information security and business IT solutions. With 30 years of experience, he has held multiple executive and financial leadership roles in the aerospace and defense, manufacturing and service industries.
“Project Scientist provides young girls a premium and fun opportunity to learn STEM principles through hands-on experiences involving coding, DNA, robotics and more," said Hagood. "As a technology business leader, I am excited to pair my own experiences with STEM with new strategies to deepen and scale the strong curriculum that Project Scientist employs to more states nationwide.”
Project Scientist exposes a diverse population of young girls to a high-quality STEM academy. Founded in Charlotte and expanded to California and Minnesota, Project Scientist runs girls-only summer STEM academies on university campuses where approximately 40 percent of its students attend on scholarship.
"With Steve’s wealth of knowledge and experience in information technology we look forward to his insight on opportunities for improvements and growth," said Sandy Marshall, Project Scientist founder and CEO. “We continue to look for ways to create the best possible experience to help these girls continue on to seek higher education leading to STEM related careers.”
Ingersoll Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, employs thousands of people who work in STEM fields like engineering, manufacturing, sales and service, serving Trane and Thermo King customers. As part of the company’s 2030 Sustainability Commitments to increase economic mobility by powering educational experiences, it presented Project Scientist with a $375,000 grant from its charitable foundation to run academies in all three states.
Project Scientist currently holds summer STEM academies at universities in California, Minnesota and North Carolina. For more information, visit: www.projectscientist.org.
About Project Scientist
Project Scientist is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to exposing a diverse population of young girls to a high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) academy. By igniting confidence that race and gender are never barriers to a STEM career, Project Scientist aims to originate a diverse STEM talent pool by serving over 20,000 girls by 2022. Learn more at projectscientist.org.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands - including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com.
rane is a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), which advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Trane solutions provide comfortable indoor environments through a broad portfolio of reliable, energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, parts and supply. For more information, visit www.trane.com.
About Thermo King
Thermo King Corp. was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. We are committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.thermoking.com.