Emerson to Host First ‘We Love STEM Day’ on June 21st at
Ridge Tool Headquarters in Elyria.
Local students will participate in day of hands-on
Ridge Tool Company, a business of Emerson (EMR) and
maker of RIDGID tools and solutions, is hosting its
first annual “We Love STEM Day” this month for students
in grades three through eight. The event—to be held on
Friday, June 21st at the company’s Elyria headquarters
at 400 Clark Street—is designed to support the company’s
mission to build better communities as well as foster
learning throughout schools and cultural institutions.
Students will participate in hands-on STEM activities
and learn about the role STEM plays in manufacturing.
STEM—which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics—is a multidisciplinary approach to
enhancing academic and workforce competitiveness.
“We’re excited to welcome the next generation of leaders
and share the connection between STEM, manufacturing and
the products we make at RIDGID,” said Craig Sumner,
President of RIDGID at Emerson. “From concept to final
production, STEM is a part of everything we do. We hope
to inspire students and show them what they’re learning
in school can be applied to their future.”
RIDGID has a variety of hands-on activities planned for
the day, including designing and constructing a table
tennis racket out of everyday materials; constructing
and testing the aerodynamics of rubber band helicopters;
and creating ‘dancing’ sculptures.
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