Partner Spotlight: Koch Engineered Solutions

Jaime WaltonFront Page, Partners

At Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA), we firmly believe that strong partnerships are the driving force behind transformative educational initiatives. Today, we are thrilled to highlight and celebrate the exceptional dedication of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) to advancing STEM education in our community.

Koch Engineered Solutions has established an outstanding partnership with Ellen Ochoa Elementary School. Their unwavering support has played a pivotal role in enhancing the school’s STEM programming and facilitating enriching student experiences. Through financial resources, mentorship opportunities, and access to cutting-edge technologies, KES has ignited a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among the students at Ellen Ochoa Elementary.

Through our Me and My Math Mentor program, KES has played a crucial role in supporting students’ mathematical development, boosting their self-confidence, and fostering a love for problem-solving. Through their dedicated team of mentors, they provide personalized guidance and encouragement, empowering students to excel in their mathematical journey and life.

In addition to its overall dedication to advancing STEM education, KES goes above and beyond in its support for students in extraordinary ways. They have demonstrated their commitment to student success by providing custom holiday-themed puzzles, which make learning fun and foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Moreover, their innovative approach extends to 3D printed manipulatives, specifically designed to support students with pattern recognition in multiplication and division, offering hands-on learning experiences that enhance understanding and retention.

KES truly understands the importance of removing barriers to student engagement. In a remarkable example of their commitment, they 3D printed a piece of a student’s glasses that had broken, ensuring the uninterrupted vision and fully enabling the student to participate in their educational activities. This thoughtful gesture showcases their dedication to empowering students and creating inclusive learning environments.

Furthermore, KES actively contributes to the success of English language learners by recruiting and pairing them with bilingual employees. This strategic approach not only provides language support but also serves as a source of inspiration and mentorship, fostering a sense of belonging and helping these students overcome language barriers to excel in their STEM education.

These extraordinary efforts by KES highlight their exceptional commitment to supporting students in diverse and impactful ways. Their innovative solutions, personalized assistance, and dedication to inclusivity demonstrate their unwavering belief in the potential of every student. We are immensely grateful for their remarkable contributions and proud to have them as partners in our mission to ensure that all students have access to excellent STEM experiences.

Together, we are making great strides in shaping a future where every student is prepared and inspired for a STEM-enabled future.