MORGANTON, N.C., April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton announced today their support of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics' (NCSSM) expansion to a second campus in western North Carolina with a donation of $250,000. In honor of the substantial gift, NCSSM will recognize Leviton with the naming of the Leviton Engineering Lab on the new campus.
"North Carolina has been an important region for Leviton's business for over five decades, and we are proud to support The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics' historic expansion to a second campus into Western North Carolina," said Donald J. Hendler, Leviton's chief executive officer. "The education that the NCSSM provides is critical to the development and future of the region."
NCSSM is the nation's first public residential high school specializing in science, technology, engineering and math, and with Leviton's support, its expansion to a second location in Morganton, North Carolina will make it the first program of its kind with two physical locations.
"We are incredibly grateful to Leviton for their investment in our new campus and their ongoing commitment to the Unifour region," said Kevin Baxter, director of NCSSM Western Campus Planning. "This generous gift represents the largest private donation received to date for NCSSM-Morganton and speaks to the value that Leviton assigns to the mission and impact of our institution."
NCSSM-Morganton will feature an innovative curriculum centered around data science designed to educate and inspire the next generation of problem solvers. The Leviton Engineering Lab will enable that cutting-edge learning experience by emphasizing creativity, problem solving, and the practical applications of innovative technologies. Students will explore engineering and data science as they design thoughtful solutions to real-world issues.
"It is a great honor to have Leviton represented on the NCSSM-Morganton campus with the naming of the Leviton Engineering Lab," said Hendler. "Our hope is that this space supports a cutting-edge learning experience for students, and that it furthers the NCSSM mission to grow the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers for our industry."
Leviton's donation will specifically be used to support the construction of the NCSSM-Morganton campus student wellness center and provide for student services.
In addition to the naming of the Leviton Engineering Lab, Leviton will also be acknowledged on the NCSSM-Morganton donor recognition wall at the historic cattle barn on the campus.
The NCSSM-Morganton campus will open in 2021.
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For more information on the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and the development of NCSSM-Morganton, visit www.ncssm.edu/morgantoncampus.
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About the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), a global leader in STEM education for nearly 40 years, educates academically talented North Carolina high school juniors and seniors to become state, national, and global leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We provide opportunities for students to design their own futures through our challenging residential program emphasizing science, mathematics, computer science, and engineering as well as humanities courses, fine arts, real-world science and math experiences, athletics, and extracurricular opportunities. The nation's first public, residential high school featuring STEM education, NCSSM has served as a model for 18 such specialized schools around the world. NCSSM, part of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is tuition-free.