Allied Electronics & Automation has announced a new partnership with Fort Worth Christian School to aid in the schools’ STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education.

“Allied is committed to helping educators prepare students for careers in engineering and technology,” said Frank Cantwell, Allied Vice President of Product and Supplier Management. “Fort Worth Christian School has an outstanding Math, Science, and Technology curriculum. We are excited to help students and teachers further their learning in these important fields.”

Allied has supplied the elementary, middle, and high schools with more than 200 industrial automation components, ranging from Raspberry Pis to LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and from 3D printers to test equipment, for use in the classroom and at summer camps. In addition, Allied personnel will provide training to teachers, hands-on demonstrations to students, and original curricula to the schools.

“Our partnership with Allied is an innovative synergy between Preschool-12th Grade academics and the private sector, said Ken Cheeseman, President of Fort Worth Christian School. “As we prepare our students to lead their generation, Allied is a great partner in preparing them with in-demand skills to succeed in the 21st century.”

“We are so fortunate to have Allied as a resource,” said Kenan Clay, Fort Worth Christian Technology Coordinator. “Working with the Allied product managers and web developers, students will benefit from practical applications in today’s environment.”

About Allied Electronics & Automation

Allied Electronics & Automation is a high service level, authorized distributor of industrial automation products, electronic components, and electromechanical products with sales offices serving the Americas. With more than 3.5 million parts online, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from more than 300 brand-name suppliers. Allied Electronics & Automation and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers headquartered in London, England.

Allied ships from their centrally located, 357,000-square-foot office and distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas.