“We are so pleased to be a part of CarolinaFest to showcase Time Warner Cable’s philanthropic initiative, Connect a Million Minds, to thousands of students and their families,” said Susan Leepson, regional vice president of communications, Time Warner Cable East. “Together with our community partners and programs, we have made great strides getting kids excited about learning STEM so they will want to pursue careers in a STEM field.”
Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds booth will be an interactive exhibit offering different STEM activities and giveaways throughout the day. Festival attendees will experience some of the company’s signature programs including Cracking the Codes in the Wireless World curriculum, which asks children to think like engineers as they learn about wireless technology. Visitors to the booth will interact with FIRST Robotics teams comprised of local high school students who design and program robots, and they will learn about the physics of flight with a Charlotte based program called Fly to Learn. Children will also have a chance to win a great prize by entering a cool idea in the Wouldn’t It Be Cool If... contest.
10:00-12:00 FIRST Robotics Demonstrations
12:00-2:00 Fly to Learn
2:00-4:00 Cracking the Codes in the Wireless World
4:00-6:00 News 14 Meteorologists will demonstrate how tornadoes are formed
The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee is holding CarolinaFest 2012, a free family friendly Labor Day Celebration to kick off the convention. During CarolinaFest and the convention, the Legacy Village will highlight efforts by the community and the committee’s partners to support Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx’s convention legacy programs. The Legacy Village will be home to engaging exhibits and fun activities that will inspire festivalgoers to take steps to become involved in their communities and carry these legacies forward. The four convention legacy programs are; Healthy Children, Healthy Families; Youth Employment and Civic Education; Building a Broader, More Inclusive Economy; and Energy, Technology, and Sustainability. For more information, visit www.carolinafest2012.com.
The Connect a Million Minds booth will be located in the Legacy Village on South Tryon Street at CarolinaFest.
Time Warner Cable and Time Warner Cable Business Class are the Official Video Communications and Cable Television Providers of the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the Official Video Communications and Cable Television Providers of the Committee for Charlotte 2012. TWC is also the Premier Sponsor of the Media Welcome Event.
About TWC Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website, www.connectamillionminds.com, where parents and community members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, a one-of-a-kind online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and technology learning opportunities in their communities; grants to support non-profit organizations that bring stimulating, high-quality and affordable after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 47,000 strong, who volunteer their time at community events like science fairs and robotics competitions, and share their passion for engineering and technology with students at CAMM career days. TWC’s national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.
About Time Warner Cable Carolinas
Time Warner Cable Carolinas provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 2.1 million residential and business customers. Its more than 7,900 local employees serve customers in more than 400 cities and towns across North and South Carolina.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising