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TIME WARNER CABLE SPONSORS YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ABOARD THE INTREPID SEA, AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

Release Date: 03/30/2012

NEW YORK, March 30, 2012 - A group of students from Queens, NY, recently went to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum to attend the Youth Leadership Conference, sponsored by Time Warner Cable. Students from I.S. 59 in Springfield Gardens, along with J.H.S. 189 in Flushing, attended presentations, workshops and panel discussions on the importance of learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to gain the jobs of the future.

The Youth Leadership Conference featured a panel of esteemed engineers and scientists. The conference’s keynote speaker was Jasmin Hume, PhD Candidate for Materials Chemistry at NYU Poly. Ms. Hume was also the New York City winner of Time Warner Cable’s Super Connector contest, which asked customers to share how they have connected young people to the wonders of STEM.

Other panelists included Claudia Fischmann, Senior Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti, and Kate Johnson, Estimating Engineer at Skanska USA. Each speaker discussed how STEM played an incredibly important role and positively affected their lives and careers.

As part of the day’s events, students also divided into small, brainstorming sessions to come up with unique and awesome ideas for Time Warner Cable’s Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…(WIBCI). WIBCI is a contest jointly presented by Time Warner Cable’s philanthropic STEM initiative, Connect a Million Minds® (CAMM), and i.am FIRST, founded by artist, entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am. The contest challenges youths to dream up the coolest thing that would make their lives, communities or even the world a better place, and then to think about how science and math could help bring those ideas to life.

“The Youth Leadership Conference was another great opportunity to provide students with a unique insight into the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math,” said John Quigley, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Operations for New York City. “We thank the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum for providing a simply spectacular venue for this event and are appreciative of all the museum’s efforts to promote the teaching and learning of technology and related fields.”

CAMM is an initiative created by Time Warner Cable in 2009, designed to inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. For more information about Connect a Million Minds®, visit http://www.connectamillionminds.com.  For more information about Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…, visit http://www.wouldntitbecoolif.com.

Time Warner Cable’s New York City footprint serves over 1.3 million customers in four New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties), and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.

 

Keynote speaker and Time Warner Cable’s New York City Super Connector winner, Jasmin Hume, speaks to students from I.S. 59 in Springfield Gardens and J.H.S. 189 in Flushing, Queens, about how science and math can be cool as part of the Youth Leadership Conference. The conference was sponsored by Time Warner Cable and held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. Photo credit: Nir Arieli for Shahar Azran Photography

 

Students from I.S. 59 in Springfield Gardens and J.H.S. 189 in Flushing, Queens, heard from a panel of engineers and scientists about how science and math can be cool as part of the Youth Leadership Conference. The conference was sponsored by Time Warner Cable and held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. From l. to r. Claudia Fischmann, Senior Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti; Kate Johnson, Estimating Engineer at Skanska USA Building; Jasmin Hume, PhD Candidate for Materials Chemistry, NYU Poly. Photo credit: Nir Arieli for Shahar Azran Photography

     
 

Students from I.S. 59 in Springfield Gardens and J.H.S. 189 in Flushing, Queens, took part of the Youth Leadership Conference to brainstorm cool inventions and ideas for Time Warner Cable’s Wouldn’t It Be Cool If.. contest. The conference was sponsored by Time Warner Cable and held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. Photo credit: Nir Arieli for Shahar Azran Photography

 

Students from I.S. 59 in Springfield Gardens and J.H.S. 189 in Flushing, Queens, presented their cool inventions and ideas for Time Warner Cable’s Wouldn’t It Be Cool If.. contest at the Youth Leadership Conference. The conference was sponsored by Time Warner Cable and held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. Photo credit: Nir Arieli for Shahar Azran Photography

     
 

Students from I.S. 59 in Springfield Gardens and J.H.S. 189 in Flushing, Queens, presented their cool inventions and ideas for Time Warner Cable’s Wouldn’t It Be Cool If.. contest at the Youth Leadership Conference. The conference was sponsored by Time Warner Cable and held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. Photo credit: Nir Arieli for Shahar Azran Photography

 

 


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