Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Students showed off their expertise to visitors from Milwaukee Public Schools and Eaton Corporation during a grand opening of Golda Meir School’s new makerspace on November 20. Thanks to Eaton’s initiative, hard work, and a $30,000 donation, Golda Meir students are operating high tech robots and equipment that will prepare them for the engineering and technology jobs of the coming decades.
Six years ago, Eaton reached out to Golda Meir administrators to learn how to support the school’s engineering and STEM program. Through a variety of activities including an annual STEM Kickoff, field trips, donations, and volunteer work, Eaton has been instrumental in helping the school grow a strong STEM program in its upper campus, which serves middle and high school students. Eaton’s commitment was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the makerspace with the Eaton and MPS teams in attendance.
Students have access to several technology stations that include laser engraving, Lego robotics, a digital sewing machine, imaging technology, 3-D printing, programmable robotic spheres, and more. In addition to classroom work, the makerspace is open after school and draws dozens of students daily.
Congratulations to Golda Meir School and thank you, Eaton Corporation!