For Immediate Release
D.C. - Tonight, Pepco, Discovery Education and the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Washington (BGCGW) kickoff the Pepco STEM Club at The ARC Town Hall Education
Arts Recreation Campus, located at 1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E. The Pepco STEM
Club exposes and prepares BGCGW 5- 8 grade students for career opportunities in
science, technology, engineering and math.
kickoff will focus on challenging some 100 or more middle school students to
create mechanisms that transfer energy from one object to another in the
tradition of inventor and engineer Rube Goldberg. Goldberg's creations were
famous for using convoluted methods to perform simple tasks. Pepco commissioned
Discovery Education to compile the digital curriculum on energy and
infrastructure that makes up the Pepco STEM Club.
is thrilled to partner with Discovery Education and the Boys & Girls Clubs
on this important initiative," said Dave Velazquez, executive vice president, power
delivery for Pepco Holdings Inc. "Young
students are introduced to the dynamic and exciting world of technology through
STEM. The program nurtures aspirations and provides educational direction to
which the participating children may not otherwise be exposed."
Education provides the Pepco STEM Club's digital curriculum which includes
hands-on and virtual labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations,
videos and career connections -all designed to immerse children in the grand
challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering.
"Discovery Education is proud to partner with
Pepco and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington on the launch of
Pepco STEM Club" said Lori McFarling, Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery
initiative is designed to foster interest and engagement in critical STEM
skills outside the classroom and we salute these organizations for their
commitment to prepare today's students for college, the needs of tomorrow's
workforce and citizenship."
more information, please visit http://www.pepcostemclub.com/ and www.discoveryeducation.com.