ATC employees support local STEM programs through volunteer day
American Transmission Co. celebrated its recent commendation as one of the Best Workplaces for Giving Back with a company-wide volunteer day Friday. Last week, Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine named ATC to their list of Best Workplaces for Giving Back for the second year in a row.
Employees at each ATC office worked on projects Friday that support local schools’ Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs. ATC employees will also volunteer their time at the schools in the coming months. The volunteer day wrapped up a week of company-wide goal setting and discussions surrounding ATC’s Mission, Vision and Values.
Employees helped assemble wood tower kits for Fairview elementary students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students will use the kits to explore engineering concepts and test the towers for strength.
Employees helped test model solar cars and provided feedback to teachers at Milwaukee Academy of Science.
Employees learned about the STEM projects students at Waukesha South Engineering Academy are working on and brainstormed more projects to support their curriculum.
Employees helped eighth grade engineering students at River Bluff Middle School in Stoughton, Wis. with a project to create a model of a simple transformer.
Employees helped test model solar cars and taught about soil resistivity at Rome Corners Intermediate School in Oregon, Wis.
Employees helped test a Solar Home Lab project for Ashwaubenon High School students.
Employees tested model solar cars for Kingsford Middle School. A group will later visit the school to speak with seventh and eighth grade students about ATC and careers in STEM.
ATC donated math robots to St. Ignace Middle School for eighth grade students studying technology.