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Cable Technology Feature Article

March 25, 2010

Children & Engineers to Participate in Time Warner Cable's 'Cracking the Codes in Digital World'

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

In an endeavor to continue its mission to Connect a Million Minds, Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable, the second largest cable operator in United States announced the creation of an internal, all-star technology expert line-up to encourage the next generation of problem solvers. Middle school students will participate in the company’s unique technology curriculum, “Cracking the Codes in the Digital World”, and more than 1,500 employees of Time Warner Cable will serve as role models and mentors thus tapping its all-star employee base.

The hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum is based on national science standards, and will showcase the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) behind the world of cable television. Through the Time Warner Cable’s alliance with national organizations like the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Inc., 4-H, Boys & Girls Club and more, students will visit Time Warner Cable facilities in California, New York, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Idaho, Maine, Arizona, West Virginia and Wisconsin in order to dig deeper into the mystery and science of cable television.

Senior Director of Community Affairs, Time Warner Cable, Susan Warner, believes that they have some of the best and brightest employees in the technology industry. The company hopes that the students who come to their office throughout the footprint-week will see how technology all comes together and in the process, encourage them to pursue STEM-related education and careers.

The participants in ‘Cracking the Codes in the Digital World’ program will have to develop a technological understanding of how a cable television signal is created using energy conversion, transmitted through space and received in the home to align with the company’s mission to connect people and businesses with information, entertainment in simple and easy way.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire