Siemens Outreach Connects Thousands of Students to STEM
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A day of Siemens Science Discovery was held in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Through a collaborative effort of Siemens Building Technologies, the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education and Shelby County Schools, industry and science exhibits were made accessible to K--12 students, inspiring students to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as career paths.
Siemens PLM Software displayed a Greenpower Formula 24 electric car and its 3D Solid Edge CAD models. The students and teachers of Shelby County Schools were able to have a close look at what the Siemens sponsored Greenpower program can provide for hands-on education in science and engineering.
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The conference is the largest non-athletic gathering of youth in that state with more than 6,800 middle school and high school students attending this year. Teachers and students engaged with Siemens on Greenpower, Solid Edge and CAD design and assembly. Using a tablet, students manipulated the Solid Edge Greenpower F24 car model.
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