Beijing, China, May 20, 2020-MathWorks recently announced that it has donated US$1 million to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Fight COVID-19 Fund. This fund was established to respond to global actions to fight COVID-19, and the total amount is now 250 million U.S. dollars. The fund is committed to funding mainstream scientific research institutions to develop the most promising diagnosis and treatment methods and vaccines to prevent the spread of the virus and help patients recover as soon as possible. In addition, the fund also focuses on protecting some of the most vulnerable people living in Africa and South Asia from the direct impact of COVID-19, while helping their countries prepare for future epidemics.
MathWorks is a global company with 33 offices around the world and customers in more than 180 countries/regions. Its social mission is to promote STEM education, cultivate employee volunteerism, build environmental sustainability, and assist in global relief work , And actively provide support to the community.
Jack Little, CEO of MathWorks, said: “Previously, MathWorks had always hoped to find an organization through which to make effective contributions to scientific and engineering work in the fight against COVID-19. In the past five years, Bill Gates has become popular. A cutting-edge expert in the field of disease. Therefore, we are honored to provide support to help his foundation find a fundamental solution based on science for the fight against COVID-19 on a global scale.”
In addition to donating to the Gates Foundation, MathWorks has also recently assisted other global and local organizations in fighting the epidemic. This includes:
· Donated US$1 million to the US Agency for Foreign Aid Cooperation (CARE) to support the organization in investing the necessary resources to protect vulnerable people around the world from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. The US Agency for Foreign Aid Cooperation is providing sanitation supplies, handwashing stations and clean water to help stop the spread of diseases, especially in refugee camps and camps for displaced persons where social distancing cannot be maintained.
· Donated $285,000 to 57 non-profit organizations in the western suburbs of Boston. Each organization received a donation of US$5,000 to respond to the urgent needs they are committed to alleviating, including family assistance, food shortages, and youth development.
·A total of US$140,000 was donated through employee donations and company matching donations, through Global Giving to provide support for the global COVID-19 relief work[including donations to the Hubei Charity Federation of China].
MathWorks is a leading developer of mathematical calculation software. The MATLAB it introduced is known as the “scientist and engineer’s language”, which is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical calculation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for multi-domain and embedded engineering system simulation and model-based design. Engineers and scientists around the world rely on these product series provided by MathWorks to accelerate the pace of invention, innovation and development in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biomedicine and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink products are also basic teaching and research tools for many universities and academic institutions around the world. Founded in 1984, MathWorks is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, and has more than 4,500 employees in 16 countries/regions around the world.
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