ARLINGTON, Va., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that its President and CEO Mark DeYoung was named one of the "100 CEO Leaders in STEM" by STEMconnector®, a network dedicated to linking those advocating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across disciplines and distances. DeYoung was honored for his leadership at ATK and his commitment to advancing STEM for young people in the communities in which the company operates.
"I am proud to receive this award," said DeYoung. "But I'm even more proud of ATK's success in engaging our next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers to promote careers in these critically important fields."
The CEO list, compiled by STEMconnector® and slated to run in the July "Global 500" issue of FORTUNE, showcases companies that are strong proponents of STEM education and active role models for aspiring students.
Under DeYoung's leadership, ATK supports local college and university scholarship programs, and employees participate in and financially support local school initiatives such as bridge building, aerospace and energy technology projects, and camps for students interested in STEM fields of study. ATK also rotates MBA students and interns through several STEM functions for college credit and future employment.
"ATK's mission is more than just achieving financial success; we also have a responsibility to be good corporate citizens," said DeYoung. "That's why ATK makes it a priority to partner within our communities to bring our STEM professionals to the classroom to provide hands-on experiences for students."
For more information on ATK's focus on STEM, please read the company's Corporate Social Responsibility report online at www.atk.com/corporate-social-responsibility/. To see the full list of CEOs, please visit www.STEMconnector.org/100CEOs. DeYoung's profile can be found on page 56 of the report.
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