FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCTOBER 1, 2015 – Ann Arbor, MICH. -- ITC Holdings, the largest fully independent energy transmission company in the nation, recently awarded the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum a grant to support the Discover Science Assistance Fund, a scholarship program for resource-challenged schools across the state of Michigan.
The Discover Science Assistance Fund provides access to Museum education programs, all of which align with State of Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Next Generation Science Standards, in schools where 50% or more of the students receive free and reduced price lunch.
“The Ann Arbor Hands On Museum is a wonderful resource for children and families to enjoy and explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEaM),” said Donna Zalewski, director of community affairs and philanthropy for ITC. “As a company that promotes innovation and STEM education, we are pleased to support learning opportunities for budding young engineers, scientists and mathematicians who will be inspired by the museum’s hands-on exhibits and programs.”
“Teachers know the importance of supplementing classroom learning as a way to excite their students about STEaM topics,” said Mel Drumm, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum executive director. “Funders like ITC Holdings help to fill in the resource gap for schools that need subsidies to visit the Museum or who request support for a Museum outreach program onsite.”
The Discover Science Assistance Fund was established in response to requests from schools and groups who wanted to visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, but did not have the resources to pay for field trips. The Fund was recently expanded to include subsidies for outreach programs at schools.
About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Offering more than 250 interactive exhibits, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum attracts over 280,000 visitors annually who discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In addition to exhibits and public programming, the Museum offers award-winning distance learning and outreach programming to schools, libraries, and community centers statewide and around the world. Visit www.aahom.org or call 734.995.5439 for more information.
About ITC Holdings Corp.
ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is the nation’s largest independent electric transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, lower the overall cost of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems. Through its regulated operating subsidiaries ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, serving a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along approximately 15,600 circuit miles of transmission line. ITC’s grid development focus includes growth through regulated infrastructure investment as well as domestic and international expansion through merchant and other commercial development opportunities. For more information, please visit ITC’s website at www.itc-holdings.com (ITC-itc-F).
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