DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
NCR Corporation (NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today announced a volunteer partnership with hometown customer, the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, and future neighbor, Georgia Tech. Together the organizations will participate in a STEM-themed field day event at Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy on May 5, 2017. Hollis Academy is a PK-8 Education/STEM school in the Atlanta Public Schools.
During the event, students will build football field goal posts using NCR-provided supplies. Hollis Academy students will work to formulate measurements and angles to achieve an accurate, regulation-sized field goal. They will also consider the size and weight of the field goal and footballs in order to achieve maximum design points. Volunteers from NCR Software and IT teams, along with Atlanta Falcons players, will keep track of how many field goals are made.
In addition to the field goal station, NCR will provide a technology experience with a Microsoft HoloLens, a headset that lets users see, hear, and interact with holograms. Teams will work with NCR volunteers to build a virtual hamburger using augmented reality. This portion of the STEM Station will not be competitive but will serve as an interactive technology integration.
Throughout the two-day event, May 4-5, an expected 500 Hollis Academy students will be separated into teams by grade level. Student teams will compete on a point system for a prize at the end of the day. Falcons players, cheerleaders, and Freddie Falcon will present awards to the winners of each grade level on May 5. All 500 children participating in activities will be a part of the closing awards ceremony and will receive a NCR swag bag on their way out of the building – gear to get their summer off to a nice start!
“We are thrilled about this opportunity as one of our core beliefs as a company is to give back to the communities where we work and live,” said Yvonne Whitaker, NCR Foundation Lead. “Volunteerism is a great way to help others lay a foundation for their success, and Hollis Academy is a wonderful school that has the potential to change the lives of every student who walks through its doors.”
Atlanta Falcons players Ricardo Allen and Justin Hardy, Falcons Cheerleaders and Freddie Falcon will be onsite, May 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for STEM Stations assistance and the Closing Ceremonies. Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy is located at 225 Griffin St NW, Atlanta, GA 30314.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.