A STEM-ulating Honor

Terry and Sunday with NIHF STEM High School staff and administrators after the awards breakfast.

October 2, 2019

Terry (r.) with fellow 2019 award winner, Sunday Atkinson, Akron Public Schools.

Going above and beyond in supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education just comes natural for Terry Malone, who’s on special assignment with our Diversity & Inclusion initiative. For more than five years, Terry has been a dedicated advocate of the Akron Public Schools National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) STEM High School. An engineer, Terry serves as a business ambassador, provides engineering program development support, works with students on classroom project design and implementation, and is a business partner curriculum advisory board member.

Terry’s hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. He was recently recognized with the NIHF STEM High School’s Friends of Education Award. This prestigious honor is presented annually to a community member or business partner who has gone above and beyond to champion the mission of the Akron Public Schools NIHF STEM High School.

“I feel honored to receive this award. And, I feel extremely blessed to work with such dedicated educators to provide opportunities for our youth,” said Terry. “This award also recognizes FirstEnergy’s strong commitment to working with Akron Public Schools and others to develop a sustainable pipeline of talent to carry us into the future.”

The NIHF STEM High School prepares students for entry into STEM-related career fields where they work with industry partners to gain real-world experiences. The school also provides learning experiences to inspire creativity; foster inventive and critical thinking; cultivate leadership and problem-solving skills; and promote wellness and citizenship through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.