Photonics workers donate $26,000 worth of graphing calculators to Rochester school

The engineers brought 200 graphing calculators and docking stations for students in a pre-calculus class. In all, the The Ti-Nspire graphing calculators are valued at over $26,000. (Photo: Young Women's College Prep Charter School)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Five women who work at ON Semiconductor visited Young Women’s College Prep Charter School on Friday with a gift for the students.

The engineers brought 200 graphing calculators and docking stations for students in a pre-calculus class. In all, the The Ti-Nspire graphing calculators are valued at over $26,000.

Many of the students at Young Women's College Prep Charter School come from immigrant parents or unstable households.

“This will make a huge difference for the students," said Amanda Eagan, who teaches pre-calculus at Young Women's College Prep. "Being able to take a calculator home to use for homework will be an incredible benefit, and it’s nice to be able to give them access to the same tools that their peers in other school districts have.”

The employees who visited the school are part of On Semiconductor’s affinity group STEM UP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for Under-represented Populations). The group aims to push for more workforce inclusion and diversity and community partnerships.

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