In March, the Electrical Connection energized education in Missouri in a number of ways. On March 27-29, 2019, Tim Green engaged school leadership and several engineering firms specializing in school construction at the annual Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) and Missouri School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) spring conference. Manning an information booth, Green detailed IBEW/NECA skills in delivering electrical and communications infrastructure that power education technology and energy efficient schools. He also detailed the added value of Electrical Connection community partnerships that support STEM education and careers in the electrical industry.
Meanwhile, a week earlier, Jim Curran addressed students at the three-day annual St. Louis FIRST Robotics regional competition at Chaifetz Arena on March 13-16, 2019. Curran provided the perspective of IBEW/NECA which has been the leader in installing and maintaining robotics in advanced manufacturing facilities and other industries dependent on automation. “We salute you and the potential you have to be technology leaders in the future,” said Curran.
And the month kicked off with the Electrical Connection’s annual sponsorship saluting St. Charles High School students excelling in STEM education.
The month of March also spotlighted IBEW/NECA’s excellence in helping renovate the Gateway Arch grounds. The project was saluted as the St. Louis Business Journal’s Building St. Louis Project of the Year. The five-year project renovating the Arch grounds, expanding the Gateway Arch Visitors Center and creating the new Museum of Westward Expansion featured the work of IBEW and NECA contractors Guarantee Electric Co.; Aschinger Electric; X-Cell Electric; Kaemmerlen Electric; and Briner Electric.