Excellence in mathematics and innovation has always been and continues to be at the heart of Akamai’s mission. The Akamai Foundation promotes mathematics education and excellence among the next generation of technology innovators.
Through the Foundation and the programs that we partner with, we believe we will be able to help teach kids that math can be magical and fun. We hope our efforts will inspire young people to embrace math — and prepare for success in college and in their professional lives.
The Akamai Foundation is fueled by our belief in the wonderful possibilities for the future and grounded in the knowledge that our resources will be put to careful and thoughtful use.
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CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 4, 2018 – The Akamai Foundation today announced that it will award five high school math students with scholarships for their placement in the recent U.S.A. Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the final invitational exam in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) American Mathematics Competitions (AMC). An awards ceremony for the 47th USAMO winners will be held on June 4th in Washington, D.C.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – April 12, 2018 – Akamai Technologies today announced the establishment of a $50 million endowment in support of The Akamai Foundation, a private corporate foundation dedicated to encouraging the next generation of technology innovators by promoting the pursuit of excellence in mathematics in grades K-12. The one-time endowment will help the Akamai Foundation continue to support STEM education, with a focus on mathematics, while growing its reach globally through direct grants to locally-registered charities and global non-government organizations that emphasize assisting under-represented groups within today’s technology workforce.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 5, 2017 – The Akamai Foundation today announced that it will award three high school math students with scholarships for their placement in the recent United States of America Mathematical Olympiad, the final invitational exam in a challenging series of MAA American Mathematics Competitions math exams. An awards ceremony for the forty-sixth USAMO winners will be held today, June 5th in Washington D.C.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 6, 2016 – The Akamai Foundation today announced that it will award three high school math students with scholarships for their placement in the recent U.S.A. Mathematical Olympiad. An awards ceremony for the forty-fifth USAMO winners will be held today, June 6th, in Washington D.C.
NEWTON, MA – May 13, 2016 – The Akamai Foundation today announced a $75,000 grant to the Newton Public Schools in support of The Calculus Project, a district initiative to narrow the achievement gap for low-income and students of color. The grant will provide critical support as the district seeks to maintain and expand the program.