Time Warner Cable, Boys and Girls Clubs Team on STEM Effort

Time Warner Cable, which has made promoting STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) one of its principal public service causes, is teaming with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as part of its Connect a Million Minds initiative.

 TWC said Wednesday (Feb. 12) it would donate $500,000 in cash and in kind support to help BGCA create a DIY STEM program.

Starting this summer, the clubs will launch a different STEM curriculum each week, from robotics to electrodynamic propulsion, get kids engaged in critical thinking and idea-sharing.

"Time Warner Cable believes in getting kids excited about STEM because having the next generation skilled in these areas is critical for our country’s continued success,” TWC chairman Rob Marcus said in statement announcing the grant. “We are very proud to partner with BGCA and support a new program that will help their members reach their potential by becoming inspired by the world of STEM.”

 In addition, TWC will provide grants to 10 clubs in New York and New Jersey to administer the program.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.