Time Warner Cable Treats 100 Students from Underserved Areas to Special Space Shuttle Endeavour Visit

Field Trip is Part of TWC’s Initiative to connect Youth to the World of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Friday, Nov 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:28 AM PDT
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Time Warner Cable Treats 100 Students from Underserved Areas to Special Space Shuttle Endeavour Visit

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Time Warner Cable recently hosted a group of 100 youth from underserved areas in Los Angeles to visit the Space Shuttle Endeavor in its new home at the California Science Center.

Students from Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, a Compton- based nonprofit that uses aviation enrichment as a catalyst to inspire, motivate, and instill the importance of education in young minds; and A Place Called Home, a South Central-based nonprofit that empowers underserved youth through programs in education, arts, and well-being, participated in the STEM activities.

The kids, ranging from ages 8-18, were given a shuttle lesson and tour of the Shuttle Pavilion by California Science Center educators. They also did a number of live experiments and demonstrations, including one that used liquid nitrogen to simulate the extreme temperatures of space. They also experienced an IMAX special screening of “Hubble 3D,” a film about the Hubble space telescope’s legacy, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

The field trip was part of Time Warner Cables’ Connect A Million Minds initiative, a five-year, $100 million commitment to inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math.
 

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