Arrow Electronics Cultivates Engineering Skills Through Annual Cardboard Challenge

Dec 6, 2019 3:40 PM ET

Centennial, Colo., December 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – From a fire-breathing dragon to a vintage video arcade, Denver-area students showcased their imaginative and innovative creations at the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation’s annual Cardboard Challenge, sponsored by Arrow Electronics.

For the seventh consecutive year, Arrow employees participated as judges and volunteers in the STEAM education event, a challenge for K-12 students to bring creative ideas to life using cardboard and other recycled materials. More than 600 students faced off in the competition, which offered a top prize of $200 to every winner from their grade category. The event was open to students of all ages in Cherry Creek Schools, the public school district serving Arrow’s headquarters location in southeast metro Denver. 

“Arrow understands how important STEAM education opportunities are in helping to cultivate the next generation of innovators. We appreciate the company’s ongoing support of our efforts to challenge our students to explore and think in new ways,” said Jill Henden, executive director of the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation.

Around the world, more than 100,000 children in 50 nations participate in cardboard engineering challenges annually. The events are facilitated by the Imagination Foundation.

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