DAVIDSON, N.C. & SILVER SPRING, Md. — Trane Technologies and Discovery Education announced they have teamed up to launch a multimedia Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education experience for students in grades 5 to 10. The multifaceted learning program includes interactive tools, resources, and volunteers to engage and inspire students to learn, think, and solve the world’s biggest sustainability challenges — such as climate change and food waste — through sustainable innovation.
“We’re excited to launch this unique learning experience in collaboration with Discovery Education to reach students across demographics, including those in underserved communities,” said Deidra Parrish Williams, Trane Technologies’ leader of global corporate social responsibility. “The goal is to expose them to STEM concepts and experts at work in the real world, and encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, and sustainability. Our company’s purpose is to boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. This initiative does just that by inspiring students to explore themes and topics, problem solve and develop creative solutions. It is accessible to all, and easy for educators to incorporate into their curriculums.”
The program is part of Trane Technologies’ Sustainable Futures corporate citizenship strategy, which uplifts underrepresented students and communities through access to STEM education, enhanced learning environments, and pathways to green careers. The company has committed $100 million and 500,000 employee volunteer hours by 2030 to deploy Sustainable Futures in communities where it operates and serves.
A core feature of the learning experience is a virtual field trip, “Reimagining Today for a More Sustainable Tomorrow.” The engaging virtual experience gives students an up-close look at climate innovators at work across Trane Technologies. During the field trip, students will encounter professionals from diverse backgrounds as they demonstrate real cases of how bold thinking can spark leading edge innovation. Students can also connect directly with STEM professionals for classroom talks, mentoring, and career exploration. Program resources will be available to schools and educators throughout the United States, starting May 24.
“Innovation sprouts from courage and creativity in STEM. Sustainable Futures with Trane Technologies helps inspire students to create real-world sustainable solutions that make the world a better place, both in their own neighborhood and around the world,” said Beth Meyer, vice president of social impact at Discovery Education. "By connecting the dots between STEM and sustainability, educators can access critical resources to empower students with forward-thinking content that sets them up for future success.”
Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction.