A Siemans grant is supporting after school STEM programs in Orlando, Florida.
The Orlando Science Center has ongoing after school efforts which are now getting a boost from the global tech firm Siemans. The company has over 5,000 employees is Central Florida, and has donated $20,000 to the museum supporting STEM workshops for middle school students in the City of Orlando’s After-School All-Stars program.
“This latest investment is part of our long-standing commitment to engage our local charitable organizations,”said Siemens Power Generation Services CEO Tim Holt.
Up to 1,200 students will receive the workshops in the city program. They will have introductions to potential careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
“It is truly an investment in the future of our community’s youth,” Orlando Science Center Vice President of Marketing Jeff Stanford said. “They are empowering Orlando Science Center to impact these students through hands-on workshops that vividly illustrate the power and relevance of science.”
Topics to be covered include photonics, aeropsace, optics, modeling, engineering, and simulation.
“Our future innovators are out there but we can’t find them or inspire them without the support of donors and corporate sponsors like Siemens,” said Stanford.