EWI Announces Partnership with STEM Developer PAST Foundation
By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, April 18th, 2016
EWI has announced a partnership with nationally renowned STEM educational program developer PAST Innovation Lab. EWI will advise and support PAST in the design and development of new programing around manufacturing technologies at the new PAST Innovation Lab facility in Ohio.
“The new partnership with the PAST Foundation aligns EWI’s experience working across all sectors of manufacturing with supporting workforce development needs via PAST’s STEM opportunities for students,” said EWI CEO Henry Cialone.
“Today’s manufacturing environment requires innovation to compete on a global stage,” said PAST CEO Annalies Corbin. “EWI is a world leader in developing and deploying new technologies that enable companies to bridge the gap between R&D and manufacturing implementation.”
PAST Innovation Lab is a prototyping facility, located alongside The Ohio State University’s tech corridor. The Innovation Lab partners with K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, community organizations, and industry providing a facility where new and innovative educational ideas can be imagined, created, and tested. The PAST Innovation Lab programs include immersive Learning Labs for third and fourth year high schools students alongside after and out of school informal bridge programs that help accelerate the transition of STEM learning strategies for both students and teachers.
For over 15 years, PAST Foundation has been a leader in designing STEM education for schools across the nation, bringing transdisciplinary problem-based learning (TPBL) to educators and experiential programs to students.
In 2014 at CGI America, former President Bill Clinton recognized PAST for outstanding work in building rural educational models, and again in 2015 for achievements in improving education in rural America.
As part of the partnership, EWI Vice President of Marketing and Sales Chris A. Kiminas, will join the PAST Foundation Board of Trustees.
PAST Innovation Lab is a part of non-profit PAST Foundation. The Innovation Lab is an educational prototyping facility where community, industry and education come together to create the educational programs of tomorrow and today.