While chocolates and flowers get top billing in the hearts of many this week, a love of learning is what we’re hoping to spark this Thursday. On February 12 from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET we’re sponsoring #STEMchat, a Twitter conversation with teachers, parents and STEM professionals (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
National Engineers Week
is just around the corner, so we’ll be talking about the “E” in STEM and discussing ways to get students excited about the field of engineering. We’re excited to participate – engineers serve an important role across Georgia-Pacific’s many businesses.
- AnnMarie Thomas (@AMPTMN): mom, wife, educator, maker, engineering education professor at University of St. Thomas and author of Making Makers.
- Luz Rivas (@DIYGirls): engineer, educator, entrepreneur and founder of DIY Girls, a site devoted to increasing girls’ interest and success in technology, engineering and making.
- Mark Harrell (@Harrell_STEM): technology education major, past engineering teacher and school district STEM coordinator.
- Nirasha Kumar (@MommyNiri): an engineer for 12 years, she now runs the sites Mommy Niri and Mommy Niri Cares.
Supporting STEM education is important to building a competitive workforce and fostering innovation. In our facility communities across the country, we support educational programs that encourage entrepreneurship, project-based learning and real-world thinking.
Follow along @GeorgiaPacific with the hashtag #STEMchat Feb. 12 from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET - we’d love to see you there!