Fletcher Jones Foundation Awards $250,000 to Bosco Tech for Emerging Technologies

ROSEMEAD, CA—October 8, 2015—The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) a $250,000 grant toward the construction of emerging technologies laboratories and curriculum development. The extensive campus project will focus on three STEM-related fields: Green Technologies, 3D Design Prototyping, and Robotic Systems.

“Bosco Tech is extremely grateful for the Fletcher Jones Foundation’s support and confidence in our students and our programs,” said Bosco Tech President Xavier Jimenez. “The new laboratories will function as central learning hubs for students to broaden their understanding of engineering in a sophisticated, real-world environment where disciplines are integrated in up-and-coming professional fields. Students will collaborate on engaging projects that require an understanding of several different areas of science, engineering and design.”

Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that uniquely combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. The innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. Each year for the past several years, one hundred percent of the graduating class has earned college acceptances. Visit boscotech.edu or call 626-940-2000 for more information.

The Fletcher Jones Foundation was established in 1969 by computer science pioneer Fletcher R. Jones, who was a noted mathematician, businessman, and pioneer in the rapidly evolving field of computer science in the 1950’s. Along with Roy Nutt, he launched the Computer Sciences Corporation in 1959. While the Foundation’s primary mission is to support private colleges and universities in California, Bosco Tech’s emphasis on preparing bright, talented young men–many from under-served communities–to further their STEM education and careers is in keeping with the Foundation’s goals in education. During 2014, the Pasadena-based philanthropic foundation’s grant awards totaled $7 million.