The lack of access to high-quality STEM education in rural communities limits opportunities for those students to learn and acquire the skills necessary to contribute to the workforce.
Suddenlink recently teamed up with the Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership to provide students at G.W. Carver Elementary School with tools and resources for a brand-new STEM lab.
“STEP is appreciative of the continued support of Suddenlink by Altice with STEM education throughout the Twin Counties,” said Pamela Gould, executive director of the Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership. “Generous partners provide resources for STEM exploration and activities to inspire young minds in our community,”
The lab is equipped with programmable Dash Robots, Dash Xylophones, Dash Launcher, Dash Sketch Kit, Code and Go Robot Mouse STEM Kits and Makey Makey STEM Kits. These tools will encourage learning through hands-on experiences that will require students to think critically, collaborate, communicate and innovate.
“The G.W. Carver Eagles are elated that we have such strong community and local support from companies like Suddenlink and organizations like STEP. Our students and staff deserve the absolute best and Suddenlink’s and STEP’s support of our school has provided our students with opportunities to engage in hands-on robotics and other STEM activities that funding was otherwise not available for. They support the work that our Eagles are doing and are happy to contribute to their continued growth,” said Thomas Holland, principal of G.W. Carver Elementary School. “We are excited that some of Suddenlink’s representatives were able to come out and observe some of our students working with the instructional technology and robotics equipment that were purchased through this collaborative effort.
“Our students have had a blast working with the new equipment and we can’t wait to continue engaging them with similar opportunities with our growing STEM initiatives and programs over the summer and into next school year.”