Tulsa employees and their kids learn about STEAM

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Performers from Arts Alliance Tulsa entertained during STEAM Fair.

To the sounds of youth actors performing selections from a Broadway play, hundreds of Tulsa employees and their kids enjoyed the first Williams STEAM Volunteer Fair, held this week in our headquarters building.

STEAM is an acronym that refers to support for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math.

As the performers sang selections from Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, attendees petted a snake from the Tulsa Zoo and caught basketballs thrown from a robot built by a high school robotics club. In all, 20 nonprofit agencies showcased their missions and recruited Williams employees as community volunteers.

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Teams of kids built windmills during an activity led by Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance.

Earlier that morning, 86 students participated in Williams’ Take Your Kids to Work Day, which included a team-building engineering activity led by representatives from the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. The alliance, along with Arts Alliance Tulsa, helped arrange for the various exhibitors at the lunchtime event – from science museums to theatrical groups, along with two high school robotics clubs.

“This event was important for our employees and the community to know that Williams remains committed to giving back with company resources and employee volunteers,” says Rob Hatley, vice president of Communications and Strategic Outreach. “Wherever we operate, Williams employees support their communities and we were pleased to see more than 35 additional commitments made to volunteer as part of the Tulsa office STEAM Fair.”

For coverage of the event on KTUL-TV, click here. #WilliamsSTEAMfair

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