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Time Warner Cable Bringing Together Top Chefs to Discuss the Math and Science of Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Time Warner Cable Bringing Together Top Chefs to Discuss the Math and Science of Thanksgiving Dinner09:30 EST Wednesday, November 27, 2013
NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- According to chef and Food Network personality Anne Burrell, understanding math and science are key ingredients towards preparing Thanksgiving dinner or preparing any meal. To help families enjoy a fun and educational experience while picking up some tips from top chefs, Burrell will participate in the White House's series of “We the Geeks” Google+ hangouts today at 12:00 noon ET.
White House pastry chef Bill Yosses will join Burrell at the online event, which can be accessed via http://www.whitehouse.gov/we-the-geeks and http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/26/we-geeks-talking-turkey-and-science-cooking. Former NASA astronaut Ron Garan, and Kumar Garg from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will facilitate the hangout. People are encouraged to participate in the conversation on Twitter utilizing the hashtag #WeTheGeeks.
“I use math and science every time I'm in the kitchen, from measuring ingredients to cooking at different temperatures to create delicious foods,” said Burrell. “I'm thrilled to participate in ‘We the Geeks' and Time Warner Cable's CAMM initiative, because it's important to inspire kids to become interested in these school subjects. I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope to share some of my holiday cooking secrets during Wednesday's online hangout so you can learn to cook like a rock star.”
“We the Geeks” is a series of Google+ hangouts organized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to highlight the future of science, technology and innovation here in the United States. Burrell's participation in “We the Geeks” is the latest from Time Warner Cable's signature Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative, which is designed to inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math.
In addition to participating in “We the Geeks,” Burrell is featured in a new CAMM public service announcement that airs beginning today in Time Warner Cable markets throughout the country. The 30-second spot carries the message to young people that math and science can be fun and lead to a career of their dreams.
The public service announcement can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1a0oIli.
About Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable's (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America's declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website where the public can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, an online resource for parents to find informal STEM learning opportunities in their communities; grants to non-profit organizations that bring after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 50,000 strong, who volunteer their time at events like science fairs and robotics competitions. National partners include CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships. To find out more and to take the CAMM pledge, visit www.connectamillionminds.com.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.
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