Bangalore, India June 14, 2022 — Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) in collaboration with STEM Learning, celebrated today the inauguration of a STEM Science Center at Karnataka Public School located in Dodda Banaswadi. The program’s vision is to build six similar Science Centers across schools in Bangalore.
“This inauguration is an exciting milestone in our partnership with STEM Learning and Government Schools in Bangalore,” said Rajesh Ranjan, CSR Leader, Wabtec India. “These Science Centers will nurture interest in STEM careers in young minds. Our hope is that these centers position students for successful careers in STEM-related professions.”
Following today’s inauguration, approximately 3,000 children from Classes 1 to 10 will have access to these high-quality interactive science centers. This initiative falls under Wabtec’s Caring for our Communities program, which is committed to making a meaningful, sustainable impact in the communities where employees live and work. Under the program, students also will receive opportunities to learn, develop and grow through various mentorship programs.
“We at STEM Learning believe that school education should not be only visual or audio but it is important for children to practically understand STEM concepts. Through our science centres in partnership with Wabtec, we would like to open doors to students to construct evidence-based explanations of real-world concepts. The labs will help deeper absorption of STEM concepts and therefore creating a student-centered learning environment” said Mahesh Kumar Corporate Relationship Manger STEM Learning.
“Wabtec‘s Caring for Communities program has been working with various partners near our office locations and in states where we operate for several years. We will continue to partner with government schools and explore opportunities to engage kids to enhance their learning experience,” added Rakesh Jain, VP, Technology- Digital Electronics.