March 14 is Pi Day, and volunteers from Intel celebrated by engaging the next generation of innovators and science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) leaders at Ernest Stapleton Elementary School.
The volunteers visited four classes and talked with more than 100 students about STEAM. Fittingly, Intel also sponsored a pizza pie lunch for those students.
Students got an up-close look at what Intel does and also got to build their very own LED circuits.
“Intel is committed to New Mexico students, and Pi Day is a great opportunity for Intel engineers to share their passion with our future innovators and help spark a love for engineering,” Intel New Mexico external affairs manager Raquel Leon said. “We’re really excited to be working once again with Rio Rancho Public Schools to help engage students and inspire our next generation of STEAM leaders.”
Every year, Intel New Mexico volunteers help engage students in STEAM activities to encourage their interest in STEAM subjects and eventual careers. Since 2017, Intel New Mexico volunteers have contributed more than 85,000 hours at local schools and nonprofits, and Intel, Intel employees and the Intel Foundation have given more than $6.7 million to support New Mexico schools and nonprofits.