April 26, 2019

Garver, Lee A. Tolbert Academy team up for Garver Chain Reaction Challenge

Garver is celebrating its centennial year by teaming with 100 schools across the country because it knows the value of quality STEM-based education. Through the Garver Chain Reaction Challenge, engineers from Garver’s 11-state footprint are passing along the core engineering concepts necessary for potential careers in those fields.

Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, was the latest school to partner with Garver, when students spent a recent afternoon working with engineers to build chain reaction contraptions.

“Education, real education, is experiential. It is being there. It’s connecting,” said Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy Superintendent Dr. Vivian Roper. “So to see the students work with the people whose job it is to solve problems and to be in teams working with them I thought it was just incredible.”

Through GarverGives, Garver is providing STEM kits and monetary donations to 100 schools across the country. By participating in the Garver Chain Reaction Challenge, students are being introduced to core engineering concepts, and encouraged to use creativity to solve problems, in hopes of fostering an interest in engineering.

To learn more, visit our centennial celebration page

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