On Friday, February 26th, Chad Tverberg from the Lakeland Companies visited the STEM Education Center to present a donation from the Lakeland Foundation. Chad, a University of Minnesota alum, currently serves as Vice President of Engineering. Lakeland is a 60-year old, family-owned business that specializes in providing high-quality electrical component and systems solutions to industrial companies throughout the Midwest.
“At the Lakeland Companies, we share worthwhile work stories to help our employees understand that what we are doing here is more than just a job. Many times the solutions we provide to our customers are also beneficial to our communities,” said Chad. “Your work is a great example of something that is worthwhile. I am seeing some of the results first hand from my own teenagers who are benefiting from the STEM influenced curriculum at their school, to the engineering students that we have hired in recent years. You are making a positive impact on the community.”
Chad’s visit included a tour of the center and a conversation with STEM Center Co-Directors Kathleen Cramer and Karl Smith.
“Donations such as Lakeland’s afford the STEM Center opportunities to explore promising areas of research, support graduate students, and host events that broaden our impact and community,” said Karl.
The STEM Education Center thanks the Lakeland Foundation for its continued support.