PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $63 billion in net revenue in 2015, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.
Since 2013 PepsiCo has hosted annual Career Accelerator Week events as part of the STEMConnector initiative. Throughout Career Accelerator Week, students interacted with PepsiCo scientists, chemists, IT professionals and engineers to learn about the important and often-unexpected role STEM professionals play at PepsiCo. With each PepsiCo location offering its own robust agenda, highlights included:
- Programming robots and learning about product seasoning technology in Plano, Texas
- Touring Gatorade Mission Control to learn about data science in Chicago, Illinois
- Exploring how STEM concepts are used to help improve athletic performance through a virtual visit to the Gatorade Sports Science Institute in Barrington, Illinois
- Interacting with a Packaging Scientist and sampling flavors with a Flavor Chemist in Purchase, New York
- Learning about sensory development, nutrition and packaging in Mexico City and Apodaca, Mexico
Created with a grant from the PepsiCo Foundation, the Junior Academy of the New York Academy of Sciences brings together STEM students, experts and companies to design innovative solutions to global challenges. Through the Academy selected students from around the world spend several months completing online curricula and work with peers across the world to learn the basics of scientific research questions, methodologies used to generate and test hypotheses, and essential elements of experiment design and data analysis. Expert instructors drawn from the ranks of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and STEM professionals provide guidance and structure to the students as they take on real-world challenges posed by corporate partners. http://thejunioracademy.org/