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Which Super Connector Gets Your Vote?
What do a “rocket science” tutor, a PhD student in materials chemistry, a robotics coach and a Girl Scouts Troop leader all have in common?
They're all Time Warner Cable Super Connectors!
In October, we launched our “Super Connector Search” contest here on connectamillionminds.com. What were we searching for, you say? Time Warner Cable customers connecting young people in their lives -- kids, students, mentees and more -- to hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities. To enter our Search, contest entrants uploaded a short essay describing the experience that made them a “Super Connector” and a supporting photo. We also asked entrants which after-school STEM organization they would support with a grant from Time Warner Cable if named a contest finalist or winner.
On Monday, we kicked off the second phase of Super Connector Search by announcing our contest finalists – the crème de la Connector crop. These are 21 individuals from Time Warner Cable markets throughout the country who have done an exceptional job of connecting young people in their communities to STEM. To celebrate the impact that each of these individuals has had on their community, we've donated $5,000 to each organization supported by our Super Connector finalists. That's over $100,000 in grants to non-profit STEM organizations like Mathworks, Urban Science Initiative, Hudson STEM Alliance, NYU Polytechnic Institute and more. Additionally each finalist has filmed their very own Connect a Million Minds public service announcement which will run on air in their local market. These PSAs are also available to watch online, on each of the Super Connector finalist profile pages.
The awesome factor doesn’t stop there. Now through December 11, you have the opportunity to help name one finalist "People's Choice" and win an additional $10,000 grant for the non-profit STEM organization they support. Visit the contest to learn more about each finalist and cast your vote for the Connector that inspires you most. There’s a lot of voting to do, so grab that mouse and GO.
Remember: You can vote once per day, every day, for each finalist. For voting terms and conditions, visit our contest rules page.