SAN MARCOS EDUCATOR NAMED FINALIST IN TIME WARNER CABLE’S SUPER CONNECTOR SEARCH
Austin, Texas - November 17, 2011 – Today, Time Warner Cable (TWC) announced that Andrew Hsiau has been named the Central Texas winner and finalist for its national "Super Connector Search" contest. Hsiau will star in his own public service announcement for Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), Time Warner Cable’s five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to inspire kids to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). TWC will also donate $5,000 to Texas State University Mathworks, a center for innovative and research-based programs that significantly improve mathematics education.
In October, TWC launched its Super Connector Search contest, asking its customers to share how they’ve connected young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math.
“We’re very excited to name Andrew Hsiau as the official Time Warner Cable Super Connector from Central Texas,” said Vickie Carpenter, communications manager for Time Warner Cable. “Customers like Andrew are introducing young people to STEM experiences that are inspiring them to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. We are happy to recognize this commitment with a grant to Texas State University Mathworks, a valuable resource in our community.”
Andrew Hsiau is a 26-year-old program specialist with Texas State University Mathworks and is responsible for various roles including grant writing, alumni communications, and Mathworks event planning. While a high school student, Hsiau attended a Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp, and has been involved with the organization ever since.
L to R: Ryan Kelly, TWC Media Relations Manager; Andrew Hsiau, Mathworks at Texas State University
About Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website, www.connectamillionminds.com
, where parents and community members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, a one-of-a-kind online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and technology learning opportunities in their communities; grants to support non-profit organizations that bring stimulating, high-quality and affordable after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 47,000 strong, who volunteer their time at community events like science fairs and robotics competitions, and share their passion for engineering and technology with students at CAMM career days. TWC’s national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and phone services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and phone services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers, and through its NaviSite subsidiary, enterprise-class hosting, managed application, messaging and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com
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