Students will build a field goal and a virtual hamburger
DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NCR
Corporation (NYSE: 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
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
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 (NYSE: 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.
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