HVAC and climate control solutions company Trane Technologies and educational technology provider Discovery Education announced today the launch of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education initiative to inspire students to think and solve sustainability issues like climate change and food waste through sustainable innovation.
The new program forms part of Trane Technologies’ $100 million Sustainable Futures strategy, launched last year to provide STEM and climate education to under-represented students, including children from low-income and underdeveloped communities.
Deidra Parrish Williams, Trane Technologies’ leader of Global Corporate Social Responsibility, said:
“We’re excited to launch this unique learning experience in collaboration with Discovery Education to reach students across demographics, including those in underserved communities. The goal is to expose them to STEM concepts and experts at work in the real world, and encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, and sustainability.”
The new education initiative, targeted at students in grades 5 to 10, includes tools, resources and volunteers, and includes a field trip enabling students to encounter climate innovators at work across Trane Technologies. Additionally, students can also connect directly with STEM professionals for classroom talks, mentoring, and career exploration.
Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Impact at Discovery Education, said:
“Sustainable Futures with Trane Technologies helps inspire students to create real-world sustainable solutions that make the world a better place, both in their own neighborhood and around the world. By connecting the dots between STEM and sustainability, educators can access critical resources to empower students with forward-thinking content that sets them up for future success.”