RIDGID Stem Day 2023
RIDGID® “We Love STEM Day” Teaches Students about STEM’s Role in Manufacturing
Elyria, Ohio – June 19, 2023 – RIDGID®, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, hosted its third annual “We Love STEM Day” in June for local students in grades three through eight. The event is designed to expose young learners to the real-world roles science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play in their everyday lives and potential future careers.
“It was exciting to see the curiosity and interest students had in learning about how STEM integrates into what we do in manufacturing,” said Rose Hitchens, event chair and chapter lead, RIDGID Women’s Impact Network for Emerson. “We were inspired by the creativity each student brought to the day’s activities and look forward to the mark they will leave on the world.”
Students participated in a variety of hands-on activities, including making balloon cars, robotic hands, pinwheels, water filtration systems and solar-powered cars. Each activity allowed students to learn about the importance of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, renewable energy and natural resources in manufacturing.
RIDGID is a proud supporter of local programs and education-based initiatives throughout Lorain County, including the Elyria school makerspaces that reinforce STEM learning. The company also partners with current and future trade professionals and regularly invests and donates products. For years, its leaders have served on industry boards to help strengthen the trades.
Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Greenlee® and Klauke® brands, provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson.com/professionaltools for more information.
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For 100 years, RIDGID has been providing certainty and efficiency to the professional trades by delivering innovative plumbing, mechanical and HVAC tools. Inventing the modern pipe wrench in 1923, RIDGID today has more than 100 patents and 300 products that continue to deliver purpose-built tools to help the skilled trades work with more ease and efficiency. They are part of the Emerson professional tools portfolio that also includes Greenlee® and Klauke®. Learn more, visit RIDGID.com/100.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for the world’s essential industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process and discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals. For more information, visit Emerson.com.