STEMconnector is pleased to announce a new Day of Design Mission powered by U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning. U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning, an education-focused organization with headquarters based in Virginia, will be working together to bring the U.S. Cellular Connected Storm Sanctuary Mission to the greater Milwaukee and Tulsa regions as part of U.S. Cellular’s commitment to advancing kindergarten through high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Mission: Connected Storm Sanctuary challenges students to imagine and prototype solutions that use mobile technologies to create a better storm sanctuary: a temporary space where families can come together, connect, engage and be safe during and immediately after a natural disaster. Students will be asked to use critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving skills to come up with a prototype that will solve this problem.
U.S. Cellular has a longstanding commitment to the community and education. The company has contributed more than $13.2 million to K-12 education since 2009. In 2017, U.S. Cellular associates volunteered at more than 185 events and are committed to volunteering 35,000 hours in local communities again this year.
U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning will be working together in key districts in the regions to expose students to real life STEM professionals and careers through mentoring, one of the main pillars of Day of Design.
As Day of Design’s goal is to directly connect students to corporations, engaging them in fundamental STEM skills development and collaborative problem solving skills through community oriented missions, every Day of Design missions incorporates project based learning, mentoring, and community-oriented problem solving to provide students with the skills they will need to succeed in the workforce of tomorrow.
To participate in this Mission go to the link below to download the free activity.
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don’t and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. For the fifth time in a row, U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance, according to J.D. Power’s twice-annual U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
About JASON Learning:
JASON is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert D. Ballard. JASON provides curriculum and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for K-12 students, and high-quality professional development for teachers. JASON has been used successfully in a wide variety of formal and informal education environments. Available online at jason.org, JASON’s award-winning curricula place students in challenging, real-world situations where they are connected with and mentored by leading STEM professionals. Learn more at www.JASON.org