Siemens Donates LEGO® Education Sets to 30 U.S. Schools

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:25 pm EDT

By:

Christine Baumann, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

As part of our commitment to enrich communities by fostering educational opportunities that create lasting value, Siemens this month is awarding more than $100,000 worth of LEGO® Education sets and professional training to 30 K–8 schools in the U.S. The sets will positively impact more than 10,000 students every year.

Our company is always seeking ways to connect with our communities and promote STEM and sustainability learning. On average, Siemens employees volunteer 10,000 hours annually in the U.S., and you’ll often find them in a classroom hosting a Siemens STEM Day or mentoring FIRST® Robotics teams. Additionally, we make our Sold Edge 3D CAD software available to all students for free. We believe giving students the opportunity to explore STEM at an early age with engaging and hands-on programs is key to sparking lifelong interests in these important fields.

As part of this commitment, earlier this year, employees were invited to nominate a school or nonprofit of their choice to receive LEGO® Education sets, which are different from sets you may find in your local big box store. These sets are specifically designed for the classroom and come with lesson plans aligned to national curriculum standards. They provide a wonderful and fun opportunity for young learners to explore the concepts of STEM in new and exciting ways.

Thanks to the many nominations, Siemens is now providing these education sets to 30 schools in eight states. Of the 30, 18 are Title I schools, meaning at least 40 percent of the students are considered low-income. The selected schools will receive multiple LEGO® Education sets and training by a LEGO® Master Trainer.

Congratulations to the winning schools (see below) – and the employees who nominated them. We can’t wait to hear the stories that emerge from the students in the future!

MINDSTORMS® EV3 Comprehensive Solution
Warwood School, Wheeling, WV
Watertown City School District, Watertown NY

Early Simple Machines Set with a Renewable Energy or a Pneumatics Add-on
Rainbow Elementary School, Winter Springs, FL
PS 3 (31R003) The Margaret Gioiosa School, Staten Island, NY
North Belt Elementary, Humble, TX
Ichabod Crane Central School, Valatie, NY
Harrison Elementary School, Roselle, NJ

MINDSTORMS® EV3 Core Set
Peters Township School District/McMurray Elementary, McMurray, PA
Buckner Elementary, Lagrange, KY
Jack Anderson Elementary, Hendersonville, TN
Ruckersville Elementary School, Ruckersville, VA
Beekmantown CSD, West Chazy, NY
Arrow Academy of Excellence Charter School, Memphis, TN

Simple & Powered Machine Set
Bear Lake Elementary School, Apopka, FL
White Township Consolidated School, Belvidere, NJ
Darien SD 61, Darien, IL
Hal Peterson Middle School, Kerrville, TX
Montvale Elementary, Maryville, TN
Mission Glen Elementary, Houston, TX

WeDo™ 2.0 Core Set
Osceola Science Charter School, Kissimmee, FL
Keller-Harvel Elementary School, Keller, TX
Baldwin Park Elementary, Orlando, FL
Voorheesville Elementary School, Voorheesville, NY
Jefferson Elementary School, Succasunna, NJ

STEAM Park
Seminole Science Charter School, Lake Mary, FL
Quail Run Elementary School, Warner Robins, GA
Peru Central School District Peru, NY
Saranac Elementary School, Saranac, NY
Kelly Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA

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