UTC Aerospace Systems has pledged $250,000 to Discovery Place’s $5 million campaign to create a center where teachers learn to strengthen students’ skills in science, math and engineering, officials announced Tuesday.
The Bank of America STEM Center for Career Development – the acronym stands for science, technology, engineering and math – is scheduled to open next spring in the uptown Charlotte building now occupied by the bank’s child care center. It is next to the science museum, which has a long tradition of helping teachers create hands-on lessons.
Officials publicly unveiled the plan, which includes a $450,000 pledge from Duke Energy, at a Tuesday news conference. The goal is to provide long-term support for 500 to 600 teachers from public, private and charter schools across North and South Carolina during the first four years. The museum hopes to recruit more high-tech companies to provide financial support and expertise.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less