On Saturday, February 16, ten of the girls from Sci Tech went on a field trip to Time Warner Cable. There, they learned how satellites transmit signals to earth (using Q-tips as the signals), how to translate those signals into a message (using multi-colored post-its), and how to send messages using binary codes. They also saw a model of how cable signals are sent to homes using lasers and mirrors. The field trip is part of the Connect a Million Minds initiative sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
Connect a Million Minds with Time Warner Cable
Eighty percent of jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. We want to connect young people to hands-on learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math so they are prepared to solve the economic, environmental and community challenges of the future. In April 2009, Time Warner Cable announced its largest-ever charitable commitment of $100 million over five years to inspire students to pursue science and technology education and careers.
Connect a Million Minds inspires a new generation of problem solvers through:
Technology and innovation are central to our company's ability to connect millions of people to the entertainment they want, the information they depend on, and the people they care about most. As a result, Time Warner Cable's new philanthropic initiative creates a powerful link between the full strength of our company and the talents of our employees with the needs of students and, ultimately, our country.
Preparing today's youth to solve tomorrow's greatest problems is not something that any one person, community or corporation can do alone. We invite you to join the effort to connect a million minds! To find out more information, go to www.connectamillionminds.com. This site is home to The Connectory, frequently updated with kid-friendly science and technology happenings in your community. More informtation about Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com.