Wanted to share this video with our 4,000 monthly visitors, as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Coalition) is a priority for us at the Data Center Blog. We were thrilled to learn of H5 Data Centers recent opening of a STEM Innovation Center in conjunction with the Colorado Technology Association, Handy Networks and Eaton Corp.
The Innovation Center offers a classroom setting inside an operational data center, providing students focused on Science and Technology a hands-on experience.
“Just as it is important for commercial companies to assist in producing our leaders for tomorrow, it is equally vital to promote the development of tomorrow’s engineers and technologists. H5 Data Centers is proud to provide an opportunity to help grow and nurture ambitious students and provide them real-world experience,” said Bill Johnson, vice president of colocation and data center operations at H5 Data Centers.
“Business-led learning experiences are paramount to filling the Colorado tech talent gap,” said Wendy Nkomo, COO and interim CEO of the Colorado Technology Association. “Exposure to technology in a career setting will inspire Colorado youth to pursue exciting and rewarding careers in tech.”
This unique, non-profit program launched on April 21, 2016. H5 and its partners are taking this ground-breaking step to enhance career development of the next generation of technology leaders. Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, H5 will host STEM students on a monthly basis.