Recently, team members from PCA’s plant in Newark, Ohio, along with members of their families, volunteered their time at the local fourth annual STEMfest competition. The event, held at the Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology, hosts 30 middle school and 26 high school teams from Central and Eastern Ohio. The teams compete in various problem-solving challenges. Over 40 businesses and education partners were present during the event to demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are applied within their industry. Fun, hands-on activities showcased what the businesses do, the impact they have on their community and future career opportunities for students. Participants that visited the PCA booth constructed a dairy cow made of corrugated.
According to a PCA participant: “Wow! What a great experience for me to see exactly how much PCA Newark does for the local community. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working alongside people who demonstrated PCA's values of ’People • Customers • Trust.’ I hope I am invited to participate in future volunteer activities that PCA is involved with.”
For more information on the Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology, as well as the STEM program, please visit www.attheworks.org.
PCA team members observe as a student assembles his corrugated dairy cow.