GE Atlanta Brings an Educational Extreme Makeover to Marietta School
GE Atlanta Teams up with Powers Ferry Elementary School to Execute 28 Projects
in 24 Hours
ATLANTA -- October 31, 2013
GE Atlanta employee volunteers come together to execute over 28 renovation
projects in just 24 hours at Powers Ferry Elementary School in Marietta, Ga.
on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
As part of GE’s annual Fallunteering event, over 200 GE Atlanta employee
volunteers and their families, including Karl Fessenden, vice president of
GE’s Power Generation Services business; Dan Janki, President & Chief
Executive Officer, GE Energy Management and Stephanie Mains, vice president,
of GE’s Distributed Power Services business will make a positive impact on the
school, powerfully influencing the future course of education for students at
Powers Ferry Elementary.
“As part of GE’s commitment to bettering the metro-Atlanta community, we are
grateful to have the opportunity to join forces with Powers Ferry Elementary
to provide hundreds of deserving children with the tools and motivation they
need to take their education to the next level,” said Janki.
Each project has a specific focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics (STEM), with two showcase projects focusing on a robotics and
“green” technology theme to inspire a love for science at an early age. GE
volunteers will convert two existing spaces into a Lego robotics lab and
outdoor classroom to foster the students’ interest in sustainability, science
and technology. In addition, GE will begin an ongoing program for the existing
GE Cobb County robotics team to mentor teachers and students.
“We at GE know these children are the future innovators of the world and will
be tasked with finding solutions for tough challenges,” said Fessenden.”
Empowering students to be involved in STEM programs through access to their
own weather station, solar/wind powered aqua habitat, compost area and
vegetable garden will give them the opportunity to learn how our planet works
and how to keep it safe for future generations.”
Each project will accommodate all skill levels, enabling not only GE
volunteers but also their children over the age of eight to participate in
this uplifting event benefitting peers their age.
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best
technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy,
health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and
curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information,
visit the company's website at www.ge.com. GE’s presence in Atlanta consists
of five business units including: Energy Management, Oil & Gas,
Transportation, Capital and Power & Water. The total number of employees in
the Metro Atlanta area is 2,400.
GE Communications & Community Affairs
Mélissa Boudoux, 678-844-5009
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