Science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs integral part of youth education
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Museum Center has received an $80,000 cash and in-kind grant from Time Warner Cable, in connection with their Connect a Million Minds project, to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programming. Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to making science accessible, fun and engaging through exciting, hands-on activities and thanks to Time Warner Cable's support, that programming will continue to serve as an educational resource for the students of the tri-state.
"As more and more jobs require STEM skills it's important that children have access to opportunities to expand their STEM-related skillsets," says Douglass McDonald, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. "Thanks to Time Warner Cable's support, the GIRLS program, Explorer's University and Programs on Wheels are just some of the ways we are sharing STEM skills with the next generation of scientists and engineers."
Time Warner Cable and its Connect a Million Minds project is helping to support several programs at Cincinnati Museum Center, including Girls in Real Life Sciences (GIRLS). GIRLS is a series of STEM experiences and activities that shows how fascinating and how cool STEM can be. The program is open to girls (and boys) of all ages and connects you with real life women scientists as well as great hands-on programs.
Explorer's University, a STEM-focused program, presents interactive family workshops for children 9-15 years old. Workshops include dissecting a marine organism to learn about biology and anatomy, examining the inner workings of computers and electronics and exploring space to discover the techniques astronomers use to understand the universe.
And for students who can't make it to Museum Center, Programs on Wheels is a program for groups that brings the excitement directly into the classroom. Choose from a broad array of educational and entertaining science, natural history and social studies programs, all of which reflect national and Ohio curriculum standards.
"As a company that connects people to entertainment, information and each other, Time Warner Cable has a unique opportunity to inspire youth by connecting students to STEM related organizations and afterschool programs that stimulate young minds," says Christine Mackin, Community Investment Manager at Time Warner Cable. "We feel that Cincinnati Museum Center's efforts to combine STEM professionals with engaging programs are an example of how to nurture those skills in today's youth and we're thrilled to be able to support them as they inspire the problem solvers of tomorrow."
Time Warner Cable's support of the GIRLS program, Explorer's University and Programs on Wheels will ensure that these programs and Cincinnati Museum Center continue to ignite the passion for STEM-related knowledge in students throughout the tri-state.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within Cincinnati Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Recognized in Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes one million plus visitors annually. Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges operating and capital support from the taxpayers of Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.
About Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable's (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America's declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website where the public can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; "The Connectory", an online resource for parents to find informal STEM learning opportunities in their communities; grants to non-profit organizations that bring after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 50,000 strong, who volunteer their time at events like science fairs and robotics competitions. National partners include CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships. To find out more and to take the CAMM pledge, visitwww.connectamillionminds.com.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com,www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.