What: Time Warner Cable STEM Bike Creation Celebration Event
Who: Time Warner Cable, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Woodward Career Technical High School, and, the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC)
When: Saturday, May 31 at 9 a.m. EST
Where: Woodward Career Technical High School, 7005 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237, followed by a bike ride at Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226
Details: In March, Time Warner Cable, the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Woodward Career Technical High School, and, the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) teamed up together to expose 17 under-served middle school students to the fun and satisfaction of successfully building their own bike, completing a challenging project which also builds STEM skills. TWC’s main philanthropic initiative is Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in STEM, which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. The project curriculum included three critical elements: 1) emphasis of scientific principles tied to the Common Core and Ohio Science Learning Standards, 2) building students' basic mechanical skills and comfort using tools, and 3) methods to document their learning and experiences via "journaling" and "blogging" to reinforce self-expression and literacy skills.
To mark the conclusion, TWC will hold a celebration for students to show off their creations, followed by a bike ride.
What is also timely is earlier this week The White House and President Obama announced TWC reached its goal of connecting one million young people to hands-on STEM learning opportunities and resources. Pledges to connect a million minds to STEM were collected through the CAMM website, where parents, educators, and mentors also recorded stories of how they introduced students to STEM activities. The milestone comes less than five years after President Obama and TWC announced this commitment in response to the White House’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign, which is designed to move American students from the middle to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade.
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