CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a “Powering Communities Grant” of $25,000 to benefit Great Lakes Science Center. Funds will be used to support its education program which includes school field trips, summer and seasonal break camps, late night and overnight camp-ins and additional special programs.
Building on Eaton’s tradition of corporate citizenship, the company’s “Powering Communities Grants” help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton employees live and work.
“Great Lakes Science Center’s mission is to stimulate interest and increase understanding of the sciences, with a distinct focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education,” said Linda Abraham-Silver, president and chief executive officer of the Science Center. “Eaton's generous donation will help to strengthen this mission, allowing us to continue developing the science-literate workforce of tomorrow that will contribute to solving the very real problems the world faces.”
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. For more information, visit www.GreatScience.com .
“The educational programs at Great Lakes Science Center help stimulate student interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, ultimately leading to career choices in those fields,” said Billie K. Rawot, Eaton senior vice president and controller and Great Lakes Science Center board member. “The Great Lakes Science Center is an essential asset to our community and Eaton is proud to play a part in supporting these programs."
Eaton’s World Headquarters is located in Cleveland. Approximately 1,700 employees work in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.