FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner 513-287-7054, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Warner Cable grants $40,000 to support STEM programs at Cincinnati Museum Center
Institutions share commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics programming
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center has received a $40,000 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. The grant will help Cincinnati Museum Center continue its commitment to making science accessible, fun and engaging through exciting, hands-on activities.
“Science is all around us, from the simple acts of breathing and walking to the incredible feat of engineering that allows structures of steel and concrete to stretch skyward without tumbling down,” says Elizabeth Pierce, interim CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “We not only want to show kids all of the amazing science around us, but to ask ‘how?’. With the support of Time Warner Cable, Cincinnati Museum Center will continue to inspire kids to ask ‘how?’ and to learn more about the amazing worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
Time Warner and its Connect a Million Minds project is helping to support several programs at Cincinnati Museum Center, including Girls in Real Life Sciences (GIRLS), Explorer’s University, Programs-on-Wheels and STEM-related OMNIMAX® films like Humpback Whales, currently playing in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater.
“Time Warner Cable is proud to support hands-on STEM activities at Cincinnati Museum Center with this grant,” said Christine Mackin, Community Investment Manager at Time Warner Cable. “These programs challenge students and show them that STEM is more than just what they learn in the classroom – it’s also about solving real world problems and allows kids to discover STEM in a whole new way.”
GIRLS is a series of STEM experiences and activities that show 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.
For students who can’t make it to Museum Center, Programs-on-Wheels 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.
The Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater immerses visitors in adventures that take them from the edges of the universe to the depths of the oceans and everywhere in between. From volcanoes and stars to tornadoes and lemurs, OMNIMAX® films explore the science behind some of the most incredible creatures and phenomena that make the world we live in so amazing. The newest film, Humpback Whales, dives beneath the waves to take a closer look at these mysterious mammals and the scientists who continue to work to unlock their secrets.
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.
For more information on STEM-related programs at Cincinnati Museum Center visit www.cincymuseum.org. For more information on STEM-related activities throughout the country, visit www.connectamillionminds.com.
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, visit www.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.
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.