Plexus: Plexus Donates Money for New Equipment at Appleton East's Tesla
Engineering Charter School
February 12, 2014
Plexus Donates Money for New Equipment at Appleton East's Tesla Engineering
NEENAH, WI, February 12, 2014 - Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS), today announced
that the Plexus Corp. Charitable Foundation has provided $50,000 to the Tesla
Engineering Charter School, located within Appleton East High School. The
grant was provided to update the Appleton East Manufacturing Lab with a new
state-of-the-art CNC milling machine. This equipment will be used by students
in Appleton's technology and engineering education programs.
Throughout the past 17 years, Plexus has partnered with the Appleton Area
School District's FIRST® Robotics Competition, Team 93, to promote Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based education in our local
community. As an example, in 2013, Plexus employees volunteered over 2,200
hours of their time to provide mentoring and leadership to more than 50
students within this program. FIRST is a not-for-profit organization founded
in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people
and hosts the national FIRST Robotics Competition.
Oliver Mihm, Sr. Vice President of Global Engineering Solutions and member of
the Plexus Corp. Charitable Foundation, commented, "Plexus is excited that our
employees efforts and dedication are creating passion for engineering and
technology based careers among middle and high school students. We are
advocates of STEM based curriculum and the robotics program due to the
positive impacts it has on students and society. We take pride in seeing the
countless ways students in the robotics program achieve success, as a result
of our employees' dedication."
"One recent example of this can be found right within Plexus," Mihm continued.
"As a student, one of our existing employees participated on the FIRST Team
93, graduated from Tesla Engineering Charter School, went on to obtain an
engineering degree and recently came on board within our organization as an
electrical engineer. He now gives back his own time by mentoring new students
in the FIRST program. This type of full circle investment in the lives of our
young people is why Plexus is so passionate about volunteering in the
Lee Allinger, Appleton Area School District Superintendent, commented: "Plexus
exemplifies what it means to be a true partner in the education of today's
students. The Plexus partnership with the Appleton Area School District has
been long standing, has provided both financial and capital resources, and
provides the invaluable gift of their staff time and expertise to our students
who have interest in the engineering field. This most recent gift is yet
another example of how supporting the education of today's students has become
a part of their corporate mission."
On February 11, the Tesla Engineering Charter School hosted an event to
celebrate the recent installation of the new CNC mill and thank the Plexus
volunteer mentors for their ongoing dedication to its programs. Plexus
remains committed to supporting the Appleton Area School District's STEM based
education and looks forward to the continued growth of the Tesla Engineering
Lee Allinger, Appleton Area School District Superintendent, Oliver Mihm, Sr.
Vice President of Plexus Global Engineering Solutions, teachers, students and
Plexus volunteers celebrate the installation of the new CNC equipment on
February 11, 2014.
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