Looking to help usher in a new generation of tech-savvy students into the workforce, Sony and Synchrony Bank have partnered together in time for Spider-Man: Homecoming to to support the Queens School for the Sciences, which has a curriculum that focuses on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field.
Sony and Synchrony have collectively pitched in $25,000 to a New York-based school in order to help find the next Peter Parker. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon both discussed the importance of this donation alongside Synchrony’s Margaret Keane, herself Queens native, in a video statement that can be viewed on CinemaBlend.
The STEM field has exploded in prominence in the past few years as the United States has experienced something of a deficit of students that graduate from the field, which will be incredibly important going forward as many more STEM-specific jobs open that will need to be filled. This is why it’s important that the people developing the Spider-Man franchise – a series which has always shown Peter Parker as a student with a knack for science, and has always depicted that gift as something to be admired – have decided to pitch in with a contribution that will be truly important for encouraging the growth of the STEM field.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is playing in theaters. The film features a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Tony Revolori as “Flash” Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Donald Glover as Aaron Davis, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer), and Michael Mando as Mac Gargan.