The Road to One Million

From the first pledge to the millionth mind, we've accomplished a lot since 2009. Scroll through the timeline to explore all we've done together.

2009

November 2009
CAMM Launches at the White House
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President Obama announces TWC's commitment to connect a million young people to STEM
November 2009
Inaugural CAMM PSA debuts
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November 2009
TWC sponsors first annual STEMfest in Milwaukee, WI
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Now in its fifth year, STEMfest brings Girl Scouts from across Wisconsin to Discovery World to experience hands-on STEM
December 2009
The Connectory Launches

In partnership with the Coalition for Science After School, TWC launches first-ever national zip-code searchable database that allows parents to find kid-friendly STEM learning opportunities in their own backyard.

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2010

February 2010
“We The Geeks” PSA debuts
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February 2010
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Governor Dave Heineman helps TWC bring FIRST  Lego League to Nebraska
March 2010
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TWC employees showcase STEM in cable with original curriculum
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April 2010
TWC embarks on a three year partnership with Coastal Studies for Girls in Portland, Maine

Starting in 2010, TWC provided this marine science school with grants to help girls do hands-on science research - just one of the many examples of how TWC creates unique STEM partnerships in each of our local markets.

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August 2010
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August - November 2010
Fact: The U.S. is falling behind in Math and Science
In 2009, we traveled to countries that rank higher than the U.S. in math and science to hear what young people had to say about STEM for our new PSA campaign. We then produced 'Math, Science and the Future of Our Nation.' Hosted by former VP Al Gore and joined by STEM influencers and kids from around the world, this virtual town hall continued our dialogue about youth attitudes towards math and science, and what these subjects mean for future success.
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Current TV Reports on TWC's Global Online Town Hall
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The Competition
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Town Hall special guests include Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters,” inventor Dean Kamen, and astronaut Sally Ride
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Student Emma Hunt speaks to host Al Gore from an Austin, TX Town Hall viewing party
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Reporter Adam Balkin hosts a panel discussion at NYC's NEST+M school following the Town Hall
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September 2010
Glenn Britt Attends Launch of Change the Equation

TWC's former Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt joins President Obama for the launch of Change the Equation, a non-profit organization created to address America’s STEM crisis. Britt is recognized as a founding board member of the organization.

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December 2010
Bill Nye
@TheScienceGuy
Thurs 16 Dec, 3-4 pm PST, I'll host a Twitterview re Sci & Math Ed. Check TW Cable's @ConnectMinds to follow, your Q&A to #FutureOfOurNation

2011

March 2011
TWC Employees Share Their Connection Stories
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April 2011
TWC Becomes Inaugural Sponsor of North Carolina Science Festival

TWC helps grow the festival into a statewide phenomenon, with more than 300,000 North Carolinians participating in events across 84 of the state’s 100 counties - just one of the many science festivals that have benefited from TWC support.

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June 2011
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July 2011 - Present
Tune Into STEM Across the Country
Hosted by Time Warner Cable News technology reporter Adam Balkin, It Ain't Rocket Science is an award-winning TV digest that highlights efforts to engage young people in STEM. From visiting hands-on learning institutions to meeting science and technology influencers, the show connects parents and kids to some of the coolest opportunities, events and careers in STEM.
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Best Of: Celebrity Science
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Best Of: Rising Science All-Stars
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Best Of: Science Rockstars
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TWC Hosts It Ain't Rocket Science Tweet-Up at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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September 2011
TWC Customers Compete for Title of “Super Connector”

TWC customers share how they've connected young people to STEM for a chance to win a grant for an organization they support and a starring role in a CAMM PSA.

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2012

February 2012
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February 2012 - April 2012
Dream Up the Coolest Invention Ideas to Make Life More Awesome
Presented by Time Warner Cable and i.am FIRST, this contest challenged kids to dream cool invention ideas for a chance to have them developed by lead innovation firm Fahrenheit 212. Out of the more than 1,100 ideas that were submitted, four finalists were selected to pitch their inventions to a panel of judges including artist will.i.am and inventor Dean Kamen.
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Wouldn't It Be Cool If... Finalist Event in St. Louis, MO
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Winner Greyson McCluskey with contest judges, inventor Dean Kamen and artist will.i.am
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Greyson McCluskey's winning idea submission for “The Baby Safe Rider”
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Artist will.i.am and inventor Dean Kamen join expert judges at the finalist event
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Reporter Adam Balkin speaks to Team KWOFF about their invention idea at the finalist event
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Meet Finalists Team Bronx Task Force of Bronx, NY
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Meet Finalist Kayla B. of Topeka, KS
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Meet Finalists Team KWOFF of Westlake, OH
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Meet Finalist and Winner Greyson McCluskey of Indian Trail, NC
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February 2012
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RT @iamwill fronts contest challenging kids ages 10-15 to dream up cool ideas to change the world. Opens Feb 21: http://www.wouldntitbecoolif.com
March 2012
TWC, White House OSTP and FIRST  Host STEM Panel at SXSW

Attendees of this SXSW Interactive panel hear how organizations like FIRST and TWC are helping build the next generation of innovators. A robot demonstration by a FIRST  team captain steals the show.

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July 2012
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June 2012 - Present
Infusing STEM into Creative Writing
Inspired by a meeting at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America conference, we and non-profit writing network 826 National launched our STEM and Creative Writing partnership. Through this relationship, TWC funded the development of innovative workshops that infuse inquiry-based science learning into 826’s proven creative writing model.
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CGI America Looks at our STEM and Creative Writing Partnership
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Science of Superheroes Lesson at 826NYC
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Rewriting the Zombie Apocalypse at 826LA
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Former President Bill Clinton with leaders from TWC, 826 National, and Coalition for Science After School
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Sisters Sarah and Athena extract DNA from a strawberry at our workshop at 826 NYC
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After participating in our STEM and Creative Writing workshops, kids receive a published book of their work
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TWC employee Shamicka Jones volunteers with STEM and Creative Writing at Kansas City's Operation Breakthrough
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Kids pen science fiction works during a session at 826LA
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Students at our Kansas City STEM and Writing Workshop make the substance oobleck
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826 National's CEO Gerald Richards and co-founder, author Dave Eggers, with TWC VP Tessie Topol and educator Jill Biden
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August 2012
Judd Apatow
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RT 826 is getting kids excited about science in our #STEMandwriting workshops w/ @ConnectMinds http://bit.ly/NkgzC1
August 2012
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TWC Helps Historic Space Shuttles Find New Homes in LA and NYC
December 2012
TWC Helps Bring a World Class Science Museum to Dallas, TX

This museum opened its doors in December 2012 with TWC as its largest corporate supporter of education programming. The Perot is just one of the more than 25 science and technology museums TWC supports across the country.

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2013

April 2013
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April 2013 - Present
Math and Science Power Your Kids' Favorite Sports
STEM in Sports gets kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math by connecting these subjects to the sports they love. This campaign features original videos from top athletes like Victor Cruz, Jeff Gordon, and Magic Johnson, as well as downloadable education guides for parents.
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Science of Football with Victor Cruz
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Science of Basketball with Magic Johnson
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Magic Johnson Shares His Passion for Math and Science
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NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon on the Science of Drafting
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Golfer Ian Poulter on the Science of Golf
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NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne Talks to Charlotte, NC Students About Science of Racing
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Tackling STEM with the Buffalo Bills Football Team
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STEM of Racing at the Thinkery Museum in Austin, TX
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April 2013
Victor Cruz
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Enter to Win! I'm teaming up w/@ConnectMinds on a #STEMinSports Twitter Trivia Giveaway starting 7/8. Get details & 1st question on Monday.
August 2013
TWC Inspires STEM Programming at the New York Urban League

With TWC support, NYUL launched the summer NEXT Academy where families engaged in STEM activities like coding. This is one of many instances where TWC's leadership encouraged STEM learning in afterschool settings.

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November 2013
Food Network Chef Anne Burrell Stars in CAMM PSA
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2014

February 2014
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February 2014
Victor Cruz and Anne Burrell Help Kids Make the STEM Connection
During CAMM Day at TWC Studios, 300 students from NYC-area Boys & Girls Clubs participated in activities developed by the New York Hall of Science that put a STEM twist on their favorite TV shows, sports and entertainment. Hosted by STEM advocate and professional football player Victor Cruz, with special guest Food Network chef Anne Burrell, the event demonstrated TWC’s commitment to leverage our unique assets to make STEM fun, cool and relevant.
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CAMM Day at TWC Studios
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Boys & Girls Clubs students wait for CAMM Day festivities to begin
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Victor Cruz and Anne Burrell welcome the crowd of students
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Football player Victor Cruz tries his hand at the ESPN “Egg Drop” activity
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New York Hall of Science volunteers get ready to demonstrate food circuitry
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Al Jazeera America shows students the power of technology with an Ekso suit demonstration
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Students experiment with conductive dough and circuits in the Food Network space
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Ovation’s arcade game demonstrates the connection between art, science and technology
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Following CAMM Day, BGCA students will take part in a “DIY STEM” program made possible by TWC
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