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Anadarko Comes to the Rescue for Robotics: Company donates laptops to help science program at The Woodlands Children’s Museum

 

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Anadarko Comes to the Rescue for Robotics:

Company donates laptops to help science program at The Woodlands Children’s Museum

 

THE WOODLANDS, TX – July 22, 2014 – When The Woodlands Children’s Museum needed new computers for its robotics program, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation jumped at the opportunity to help.

 

Mike Rohm, manager of IT administration, and Kimberly Lacayo, director of communications and graphics, coordinated the donation of seven laptops last month.

 

Rohm then visited the museum this month with Deandra Chebul with communications and graphics, to see the computers in use in the museum’s Lego Robotiks class.

 

“The donated laptops help us keep our pre-engineering robotics program at the forefront of technology,” Angela Colton, executive director of The Woodlands Children’s Museum, said. “We needed more powerful computers so we could take advantage of the latest software update in our classrooms.”

 

She said that with the new laptops, the robotics program will continue to develop and grow.

 

“Our science education program builds skills in students enrolled in our after-school and summer programs,” Colton said. “It’s also a great enrichment option for home-schooled students.”

 

The museum’s fall and spring workshops serve children as young as 2 and 3 years old with grown-up participation. Other workshops are offered for ages 4 to 10 years old. The workshops are offered year –round.

 

“We recognize the need to continually improve and meet the demand of science and keep up with technological developments,” Colton said. “Anadarko’s gift will help us reach our goal of offering new and improved science programs.”

She explained that the museum reached out to Anadarko because of the company’s spirit of volunteerism and dedication to the community.

“Having Anadarko’s help and support makes it possible for the museum to pursue our mission of educating and empowering children,” Colton said. “The company’s generosity and interest in the museum’s work will directly have a positive impact on children in our community.”

Located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, in The Woodlands, 77381, the museum offers educational exhibits, a full calendar of exciting activities and a cool space for creative play for ages 7 and under.  Admission is $5 for children 2 years and older.

To learn more about The Woodlands Children’s Museum, its hours of operation and ways to support the nonprofit, visit www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org or call 281-465-0955. The museum is always looking for sponsors or partners for events and exhibits. Follow the museum’s Twitter handle @thewoodlandscm.

 

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About The Woodlands Children’s Museum

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and exciting children and their families in lifelong learning and discovery. The Museum also provides multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences encouraging children to celebrate and embrace cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Year-round, hands-on activities – from reading and art to science and magic –are all intended to make a positive difference in the life of a child. The museum also offers free admission to military personnel and their family and is a proud member of the Blue Star Museums program.

woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.

 

The Woodlands Children’s Museum

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280

The Woodlands, Texas 77381

woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

281-465-0955

 

Attached photo courtesy of The Woodlands Children’s Museum.

Cutline: Mike Rohm (upper left), manager of IT administration for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, visits with students and their teacher, Jeremy Lukk (bottom left) in the Lego Robotiks class at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. The computers Anadarko donated made it possible for the class to take advantage of new software and take their robots to the next level.