Otis Furthers STEM Education in China with 160 Scholarships for Female Students

May 1, 2024 1:45 PM ET

Otis Worldwide Corporation recently awarded scholarships to 160 outstanding female students at top Chinese universities in collaboration with the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), a non-governmental organization with a 40-year history of supporting women and youth.

Each scholarship recipient demonstrated exceptional academic performance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and a passion for community impact. They represent eight universities across China, including Tianjin University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Wuhan’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Otis has now helped more than 400 top-performing female university STEM students in China gain access to opportunities in innovation and technology through scholarships since 2021. These initiatives aim to inspire broader and more diverse talent to pursue STEM fields and join our industry, and are in line with our overarching Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts.

Sally Loh, President of Otis China, said: “Otis is committed to supporting STEM education to help build a diverse talent pipeline that we see as essential to driving execution of our business strategy. We are proud to partner with CSCLF to nurture the next generation of STEM innovators.”

Otis’ ESG goals include allocating 50% of its global donations to STEM programs by 2025 and impacting 15,000 students globally through STEM-focused learning by 2030. The partnership with CSCLF supports these commitments through its scholarship program, the Soong Ching Ling Children's Invention Award Project and other initiatives that impact students at different points in the learning continuum.

Earlier this year, Otis provided educational robots to 10 primary and middle schools that excelled in the 18th CSCLF’s Invention Award. Through this initiative, Otis helps schools to further their science and technology education programs, deepening youths' experience with artificial intelligence (AI) technology, providing hands-on learning experiences to enhance scientific literacy and practical skills, and inspiring outstanding young talent. 

About Otis

Otis gives people freedom to connect and thrive in a taller, faster, smarter world. The global leader in the manufacture, installation and servicing of elevators and escalators, we move 2.3 billion people a day and maintain approximately 2.3 million customer units worldwide – the industry's largest Service portfolio. You’ll find us in the world's most iconic structures, as well as residential and commercial buildings, transportation hubs and everywhere people are on the move. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, Otis is 71,000 people strong, including 42,000 field professionals, all committed to meeting the diverse needs of our customers and passengers in more than 200 countries and territories.