FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 25, 2017
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY RECEIVES GRANT FROM ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC
BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from OraSure Technologies, Inc. This support will provide access to meaningful STEM and social history learning opportunities for students in the Lehigh Valley community.
The Future Innovators Fund offsets the cost of school field trips and outreach programs for eligible low-income schools and districts and underwrites youth-focused educational programming like our Interactive Learning Carts, Young Readers Story Hour and Engineering Summer Camp.
“Students who attend low-income schools with high minority populations are earning college degrees in science, technology, engineering and math at far lower rates than are their peers from higher-income, low-minority schools. As an organization, we strive to utilize our resources to help young people understand and appreciate our rich industrial past and encourage them to generate ideas and aspirations for their future,” said NMIH President & CEO Kara Cenni. “We are thrilled that OraSure, a company known for its vision and innovation, is helping to inspire the next generation of inventors and achievers.”
“OraSure is proud to support the National Museum of Industrial History’s educational programming. Grants in support of vital hands-on learning programs offer students experiential learning and real-world examples of the historical and ongoing impact science, technology, engineering and math innovations have on our local community and the entire nation” said Douglas A. Michels, President and CEO of OraSure Technologies.
For more information about the Future Innovator’s Fund or the Museum’s educational programming, please contact Megan Pildis, Director of Development at 610-694-6636.
About OraSure Technologies, Inc.
OraSure Technologies is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of point of care diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions. For more information on OraSure Technologies, please visit www.orasure.com.
About the National Museum of Industrial History
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to forging a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today by educating the public and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow. Housed in the 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel Electric Repair Shop on the vibrant SteelStacks campus, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits and engaging programs. For more information on NMIH visit www.nmih.org
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