Recently Todd Palmer was invited to visit Blessed Sacrament School, a STEM school of distinction at the prepared level. Blessed Sacrament is expanding its model into areas of Religion and Art to produce a STREAM school. (Science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math.)
Todd was asked to talk about his business and how all these subjects of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics pertain to his power generation business.
His talk was very well suited to these students who have a strong foundation in problem-solving skills. The goal of a STREAM school is to empower a community of learners – who are intellectually flexible, agile and adaptable to the constantly changing workplace and world.
So when Todd brought two generators to demonstrate how they worked, he talked about how they needed engineering to determine the sizing of the generator. He also discussed how generators and enclosures need a wind rating.
Even artistic skills are needed in the creation of a new generator – colors, decals and logos all need to be chosen.
Unsurprisingly, the children asked great questions, like…How much does a generator weigh? How much do they cost? What types of fuel do they use? What are the differences between generators? Where are generators used?
With KOHLER® generators, Todd’s usually in the business of supplying energy. This time, he provided students with a little fuel for thought – and inspiration.
And in turn, Todd was inspired by the students’ enthusiasm, intelligence and energy. It was an all-around great day!