TWF partners with Honda to host STEM Career Conference
The Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., in partnership with American Honda Motor Company, will host local students and parents to a STEM Career Conference, March 14. The conference is a two-fold event with workshops tailored to local students and parents interested in exploring higher education opportunities. Read below for more information on the conference and visit from the humanoid robot, ASIMO.
TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION, AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., TO HOST STEM CAREER CONFERENCE
Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., welcomes ASIMO, Honda’s interactive robot
ANAHEIM, CALIF. — The Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, California, in partnership with American Honda Motor Company, will host local students and parents to the STEM Career Conference, March 14. The Tiger Woods Foundation welcomes media to attend the conference, which begins at 9 a.m. PST.
The STEM Career Conference is a two-fold event with workshops tailored to local students and parents interested in exploring higher education opportunities. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on workshops, focused on STEM subjects such as alternative energy, nutritional data, golf club design and build and technical careers. For parents, the conference schedule includes student panels, college preparation tools, financial aid guidance and discovering the STEM sector.
ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, is the world’s most advanced humanoid robot and will make a special appearance at the conference. Students, teachers and families will learn about the research and design process in creating ASIMO and the wide range of disciplines and competencies involved in the field of robotics.
“The conference will provide local youth interactive opportunities in the four arenas of STEM, while parents will learn the techniques necessary to help their child reach and succeed in higher education,” Kathy Bihr, vice president of programs and education, said. “With ASIMO’s visit, our students will be privy to learning how STEM can become a part of their futures and careers, alongside giving parents the tools they need to guide their child to success.”
The Tiger Woods Learning Center is also hosting a “Best Math Teaching Practices” event for secondary educators, Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Developmental activities will include the eight mathematical practices, algebraic understanding and shareable content to take to the classroom. For more information and registration, please contact David Tong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Tiger Woods Learning Center, students in grades 5-12 are immersed in an interactive curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math. Here, they make the connection between school and career, while planning a road map to college. The flagship Tiger Woods Learning Center was launched in Anaheim in February 2006.
In 2010, the Tiger Woods Foundation launched its first satellite locations in Washington, D.C., in Wards 6 & 7. Today the program has expanded to serve middle and high school students in Philadelphia, the Marine Corps Base at Quantico and Stuart, Fla. Since inception, the program has reached more than 130,000 students through hands-on classes ranging from forensic science and aerospace to robotics, biotechnology, video production and graphic design.
For more information on the Tiger Woods Learning Center, its programs and donation opportunities, please visit the program website.