GM Battery Engineer Melanie Fox is presenting an alternative power source technology workshop to the U.S. science teachers today, providing an educational pack that will allow them to prepare students for the automotive industry of the future, which will praise on energy diversity and environmental protection.
“For more than seven years GM, in cooperation with Weekly Reader, has been providing teachers across the country with educational resources to help prepare students for the jobs and technologies of the future,” said Lori Wingerter, manager of the GM Foundation, which coordinates the program. “One of GM’s underlying goals is to create positive, lasting relationships with the communities in which we operate, and our educational initiatives are a significant part of our plans to meet this goal.”
GM started developing classroom-destined educational tools years ago, and the current project aims to educate students on subjects like fuel cells, new energy, technology, environment care and vehicle production. The company has created a dedicated website for this action, which you can visit here.
“The response to GM’s efforts has been pretty amazing,” said Eden Litt, editor of the GM education website and materials. “More than 100,000 people visit the GM educational web site each year, and more than 900 teachers and administrators across the country receive our bimonthly newsletter.”
GM’s 2010 educational program will be expanded in the autumn, when the company will introduce a series of lessons on the electrification of the automobile.