MEDIA ALERT | Wells Fargo and Jim Rogers Join Local Students to “Power” Schools in Kenya on National S.T.E.M. Day


Former Duke Energy CEO and Wells Fargo provide hands-on STEM learning opportunity for Charlotte middle school students
Wells Fargo, the former CEO of Duke Energy, Jim Rogers, and his wife M.A. Rogers, have joined efforts to bring We Share Solar® to 20 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) – including Kennedy Middle School – during the 2018-2019 school year.

In honor of National S.T.E.M Day, students from Kennedy Middle School will learn about careers in S.T.E.M. and how to assemble We Share Solar® Suitcases during an interactive session led by their teachers, Wells Fargo and Rogers. These suitcases are small, innovative, portable photovoltaic lighting systems, powerful enough to illuminate two to three classrooms and charge devices such as mobile phones or tablets. They will be deployed to classrooms in Kenya in 2019.

Thursday, November 8
9:45 am: Students and volunteers assemble
9:50 pm: Remarks by Casondra Devine, Wells Fargo
10 am: Remarks by Jim Rogers, Former Duke Energy CEO
(Interview opportunities are available)
10:15 am: Students begin building suitcases
11:05 am: Event concludes

Kennedy Middle School
4000 Gallant Lane | Charlotte, NC 28273

National S.T.E.M. Day was created to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is celebrated on November 8. It provides a perfect backdrop to educate students about the nearly one billion people on the planet without electricity.

We Share Solar is an innovative, educational program dedicated to inspiring students to learn about, build and share Solar Suitcases with the developing world. This program is made possible by the Wells Fargo Foundation, the lead sponsor for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Solar Suitcase Program in the 2018-2019 school year and Jim and M.A. Rogers.

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