GE Appliances partners with KY Science Center to provide NTI support

Jan 6th 2021

Support to provide additional resources to teachers and families.

GE Appliances (GEA) made a recent donation to the Kentucky Science Center to help support students who are participating in remote learning because of COVID-19. The center will utilize the grant from GEA to develop and deliver digital STEAM education programs to local elementary schools.

Kentucky Science Center's Digital STEAM Education program is designed for teachers and parents to integrate modules into classroom curriculum in-person or remotely featuring interactive videos, hands-on activities using items around the home and interviews with professionals working in STEAM fields. Themes include energy and electricity, transforming different states of matter, animal habitats and human impacts on earth systems.

"This support from GEA will bring additional resources to the teachers and families who need it the most while learning in this environment," said John Ouseph, executive director, software, GE Appliances and Kentucky Science Center board chairman. "This innovative approach brings the experiences of the science center into homes and classrooms and is targeted to provide quality STEAM educational experiences to traditionally underserved students."

Nearly 1,800 students enrolled at Gutermuth, King, Mill Creek and Shelby Traditional elementary schools in Louisville will participate in the program.

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