Generac donated $1,000 towards three Google Chromebooks

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Elementary school students were given an opportunity to experience what it would be like to be an inventor, engineer, architect and designer.

On Friday, April 7, Eagle Elementary students participated in a “S.T.E.A.M. Afternoon” event to promote science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education and related careers.

The workshop opportunities included were: Marble Madness, Cardboard Arcade Challenge, Fundlandia (LEGO Amusement Park), Sew Sew Cool (pillowcases made are being donated to Children's Hospital), Nerdy Derby, Zip-line Race, Float the Boat, Mystery Maker Bags and Leaning Tower.

Students were guided by Eagle Elementary faculty and engineers from Generac.

Generac also donated $1,000 that went towards the purchase of three Google Chromebooks, perfect for elementary-age students, to be used as part of a “Tech Station” in the Eagle Elementary Makerspace.

"A company focused on innovation from its very inception, supporting science and technology education—early and often—is very important to us and our engineering team at Generac. Our engineers had a great time at the S.T.E.A.M event, and we were proud to continue our tradition of giving back to our local communities to support innovators of the future," Art Aiello, PR Manager of Generac said.

The Makerspace allows students to have the opportunity to take control of their learning and build upon S.T.E.A.M. concepts.  The room contains a Lego Wall, 3-D Printer, Lego Robotics kits, and more.

Generac has played a key role in helping teachers utilize this fascinating room to its fullest potential, which has allowed students to take a more hands-on approach to learning, according to a press release.

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