The week of March 5th is STEM week and continues an already busy year of school engagements by the Electrical Connection. On March 9, 2017, the Electrical Connection will be at two events. In the Wentzville School District, it will be presenting with and introducing the Saint Louis Science Center, Tesla and Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — Gateway Chapter at the Prairie View Elementary School career fair. Meanwhile, that same day the Electrical Connection will also be energizing STEM subjects at Berkeley Middle School. Later in the month, it will have presentations at Jennings High School for “Project Lead the Way” and the annual Missouri Association of School Administrators conference. Last month, the IBEW/NECA partnership manned the Electrical Connection booth at Ferguson Middle School emphasizing the STEM skills needed to succeed as an electrician and communication technician.
Look for Electrical Connection Executive Vice President Jim Curran giving remarks at the Friday March 10, 2017 First Robotics regional competition at Chaifetz Arena. It’s the third year in a row that Curran has delivered opening remarks. Learn more about the competition at this link.
Look for an updated three-minute video on the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA at various events it sponsors. The video made its debut at the March 3, 2017 STEM Celebration Breakfast presented by EDC Business & Community Partners in St. Charles County.
IBEW Local 1 is again committed to supporting autism awareness when April kicks off World Autism Awareness Month. IBEW will light its union hall blue for Autism Speaks’ “Light it up Blue” campaign which spotlights World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2017. Autism is diagnosed in one out of 68 children.