Polaris puts together a great day for kids

Last Thursday, Polaris hosted it’s first ever “STEM day” for girls interested in engineering. It is part of a program called ‘Women in Power Sports,” and 25 seventh grade girls from North Branch Area Middle School attended this powerful event. Polaris welcomed participants to its new state-of-the-art engineering facility in Wyoming.
The Wyoming facility is responsible for research and development for a variety of well known Polaris products.
Participating students were treated to a day focused on the engineering principles they are learning as part of Project Lead the Way, and worked together to create a motorized car using those principles. They were ably assisted by Polaris staff every step of the way.
The students selected to take part in this event had all applied for Polaris’s STEM summer camp. Unfortunately, only one summer camp winner from NBAMS was selected, but Polaris was impressed by all the applications and wanted to reward all that applied. The result was this unique opportunity to put learning into action!
Polaris covered the cost of the day for this event, except for transportation, and even purchased a pizza lunch for participants. Countless engineers worked with the students and took the time to engage in more personal conversations over lunch.
Polaris is currently hiring 41 new engineers. The need for engineers is very real, and the STEM training these students are learning as part of PLTW becomes of greater value every day for those looking to pursue careers in STEM fields.
NBAPS is proud to call Polaris a partner in STEM education. Polaris, along with the Anderson Corporate Foundation, have been engaged and critical corporate components in our efforts to give students every advantage we can in these fields. I look forward to expanding our relationship with these important community partners in the future.

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