The Beekmantown Central School District is excited to announce that the district was chosen by Siemens, one of the world’s leading technology companies, to receive ten (10) LEGO® Education sets, an educational tool specifically designed for creative classroom learning. As part of the company’s commitment to fostering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational opportunities that enrich communities, the company has awarded more than $100,000 worth of LEGO® Education sets and professional training to 30, K–8 schools in the U.S.
“These LEGO® Education sets are a wonderful and fun opportunity for young learners to explore STEM concepts in a new and exciting way,” said Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA. “At Siemens, we believe that giving students the opportunity to explore STEM at an early age with engaging, hands-on programs like this one can help spark a life-long interest in these important fields.”
About Siemens in the U.S.
Siemens USA is one of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2018, Siemens USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
About LEGO® Education Sets
LEGO® Education sets are different from sets you may find in your local big box store. These sets are specifically designed for the classroom and come with lesson plans aligned to national curriculum standards. The sets provide engaging, hands-on learning experiences to help students become lifelong learners. Winning schools receive multiple LEGO® Education sets and training by a LEGO® Master Trainer.