GE Healthcare will be honored with the first Spirit of STEM award for advancing science, technology, engineering and math education in southeastern Wisconsin.
The company, which has headquarters in Wauwatosa, has worked with nonprofit organization STEM Forward to bring nearly 700 volunteers and mentors into Milwaukee Public Schools in 2011 to provide a link between the classroom and real-world applications. They assist teachers with the Project Lead the Way curriculum and provide support in extracurricular activities and programs such as FIRST Robotics.
The board of STEM Forward, formerly the Engineers & Scientists of Milwaukee, chose GE Healthcare as its inaugural award recipients. The organization will present the award Thursday during the 59th Annual Engineers' Week Banquet in Milwaukee.
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