Students at Milwaukee Academy of Science study a challenging curriculum focused on STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — to prepare students for related careers. The school has increased their academic and career planning activities this year due to a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Milwaukee Succeeds.
American Transmission Co. of Pewaukee, Wis. is collaborating with the school to provide experiences that help students understand real-life applications of their education and expose them to careers in the electric transmission industry. This is part of ATC’s new initiative to mentor students in STEM programs.
Recently, Milwaukee Academy of Science students visited ATC for a Future Careers Day to tour ATC’s system operations center and learn from ATC employees about their education and job roles at ATC.
On Friday, May 26, 2017, teacher Andrew Faber’s eighth grade students will work with ATC employee volunteers to build model solar cars from kits purchased by ATC. The project will help students learn concepts about solar energy, electric circuits, engineering design, collaboration, communication and problem solving. If the sun is shining, students and volunteers will test their creations outdoors.
Location: Milwaukee Academy of Science — 2000 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the electric transmission system in portions of the Upper Midwest. Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, ATC has invested $4.1 billion to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now has $4.4 billion in assets, including more than 9,540 miles of transmission lines and 548 substations. The company is a member of the MISO regional transmission organization, and provides nondiscriminatory service to all customers, supporting effective competition in energy markets without favoring any market participant. For more information, visit our website at www.atcllc.com.
Milwaukee Academy of Science is a public charter school that serves over 1,000 K4-12th grade students from across the city. The school was established in 2000 by the head of the Medical College of Wisconsin and is located in Avenues West near Marquette University. The STEM-focused school aims to graduate urban students prepared to compete successfully at the postsecondary level.