Welcome to the Foundation for Educational Development, Inc. (FEDI)

Every year since 1998, FEDI has developed programs designed to encourage the next generation to pursue educational and career paths in STEM. Through our extensive network of professionals, FEDI has exposed participants and mentors to real life role models and success stories in STEM careers.

This commitment reaches pre-college and college-aged youth, as well as professionals and executives. FEDI has developed and sponsored a series of professional seminars, symposia, and workshops.


About Us | OUR MISSION



"To empower professionals to motivate, educate, and mentor future generations of diverse STEM leaders."

 


About Us | WHO WE ARE

The FEDI foundation is the nation's largest foundation connecting STEM leaders with students to increase and maintain the nation's scientific pipeline through role modeling, sustained mentoring, educational and career development. Since 1993 we've reached over 100,000 students through the support of Fortune 500 companies, leading universities, federal agencies, and professional contributions.


About Us | OUR PURPOSE

FEDI's purpose is to work with employers, schools, community groups, universities, associations to reach students and provide the tools to pursue STEM based careers to successfully perform in these areas.
  • Middle school
  • High school
  • Undergraduates
  • Graduates
  • Early professionals
  • Community organizations
  • Parents
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

About Us | Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board
Tyrone Taborn

Board Members:

Grants
Ty Oliver Taborn

Corporate Executive
Jem Pagan

Corporate Executive
Hayward Henderson

IRS Agent (Ret)
Gwen Ferraro


Programs | PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS

Fedi's pre-college programs offer college programs that provided education and gateways for women, and economically disadvantaged children to enter rewarding areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics(STEM). Thanks to our programs, tens of thousands of students have achieved their educational and professional dreams—and they are now leading contributors in their chosen STEM fields.

Programs | STEM CITY PRE-COLLEGE SPEAKER SERIES

The STEM City Pre-College Speaker series augments a student's high school experience, bringing STEM professionals onto campus to serve as role models and to help students better understand the relevance of their education as it contributes to an engaging and rewarding stem career.

Here's how you can participate in the Speaker Series and help your college bound students: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BVR8VFL


Programs | TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS PROGRAM

The TAP program's main focus is STEM career awareness and career coaching. It introduces broad topics in information technology that includes high demand career areas like cybersecurity, data analytics, and transformative technology needs that spans across industries such as transportation, and manufacturing.

Programs | WOMEN OF COLOR STEM CONFERENCE PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

During the conference, pre-college students partinicpate in a full day program that will inclide hands-on workshops designed by STEM employers, roundtable discussions with some of the current Women of Color Awards recipients, and opportunities to learn about STEM Career opportunite.

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Programs | BEYA STEM CONFERENCE PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

The BEYA Pre-College Program has been an integral part of the conference since its inception. We've partnered with organizations such as the Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program, various school districts, and the Patriots Technology Training Center to present programs for middle school and high school students at the conference.

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Supporters | Professionals

Do you want to be a part of changing and influencing the lives of the next generation of technical leaders?

The FEDI foundation is the nation's largest foundation connecting STEM leaders with students to increase and maintain the nation's scientific pipeline through role modeling, sustained mentoring, educational and career development. Since 1993 we've reached over 100,000 students through the support of Fortune 500 companies, leading universities, federal agencies, and professional contrinutions.

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When you donate to FEDI, your resources extend the reach of those most poised to benefit from the amazing exposure and opportunities aimed at thier full potential for success in STEM related fileds.

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