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Motorola Solutions Foundation, Boeing to Host Chicago ‘STEM Signing Day’

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This week, two Chicago companies will come together to host a special
event focused on the next generation of tech talent. On Friday, April
26, the Motorola Solutions Foundation (NYSE: MSI) and Boeing (NYSE: BA)
will host the annual Chicago Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics (STEM) “Signing Day” event to celebrate students from across
the Chicagoland area as they make commitments to attend some of the
country’s top technical schools, colleges and universities, including
Northwestern University, University of Missouri and University of
Washington. These students will apply their talents in pursuit of STEM
careers in fields such as software development, engineering and user
experience design.

During the event at Chicago’s City Hall, students will sign STEM
“letters of intent” as part of a ceremony attended by elected officials
as well as business and community leaders. Approximately 40 students
were selected to participate after applying through the Chicago STEM
Pathways Cooperative, a Project Exploration initiative aimed at
addressing inequities in the STEM learning landscape from early
childhood to career.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation and Boeing partnered with Project
Exploration on the second annual event.

“As a Chicago tech company, we believe STEM education is critically
important in developing the next generation of innovators and
changemakers,” said Cynthia Yazdi, chief of staff to the Motorola
Solutions Chairman & CEO and senior vice president of Marketing,
Communications and the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We’re thrilled to
recognize this accomplished group of students as they embark on the next
phase of their education, and we look forward to seeing their
contributions to the tech community in the years to come.”

“Boeing is proud to recognize some of the top young minds in Chicago and
commend their commitment to pursuing careers in STEM,” said Bea Billups,
senior manager of Boeing Global Engagement. “The future innovators we
are recognizing today will be leaders in the advancement of technology
and innovation tomorrow.”

The Motorola Solutions Foundation and Boeing’s support of students and
STEM extends beyond STEM Signing Day. The Motorola Solutions
Foundation’s STEM education programs have benefitted millions of
teachers and students in more than 30 countries around the world. In
2018, Boeing invested $48 million to support charitable organizations
focused on developing tomorrow’s innovators.

“STEM education is helping reveal the inner scientist, technologist,
mathematician and engineer in all of our students,” said Mayor Rahm
Emanuel. “As international companies and local startups alike look to
Chicago as a city with top talent, we’re grateful to partners like
Boeing and Motorola Solutions who recognize that our students are
leaving high school with the 21st century skills they need today to
secure and succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.”

About the Motorola Solutions Foundation

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic
arm of Motorola Solutions, the leading provider of mission-critical
communications, software and video solutions that help build safer
cities and thriving communities. The Motorola Solutions Foundation makes
strategic grants, forges strong community partnerships and fosters
innovation by funding programs in public safety education, disaster
relief, employee giving programs, and technology education. The Motorola
Solutions Foundation provides over $11 million in support to over 250
charitable organizations and universities in over 30 countries annually.

About The Boeing Company

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of
commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global
services. As the top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and
government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more
than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global
supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing
continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its
customers and invest in its people and future growth.

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