Kosciusko Connect Brings Fiber Internet Education To Local Sixth-Graders

May 20, 2024 at 9:54 p.m.
Haley Donahue speaks about fiber internet technology to Washington STEM sixth-grade students. Photo Provided.
Haley Donahue speaks about fiber internet technology to Washington STEM sixth-grade students. Photo Provided.

By Staff Report

Kosciusko Connect, a fiber internet provider and subsidiary of Kosciusko REMC, recently partnered with Washington STEM Academy to deliver an “engaging and educational” experience to sixth-grade students, according to a news release from Kosciusko Connect.
The fiber internet lesson plan and presentation aimed to teach students about the science behind fiber internet technology through hands-on activities that align with Indiana state education standards, the release states.
Haley Donahue, a customer engagement specialist, and member of the marketing and communications team at Kosciusko Connect, worked with STEM coach Derek Pike to design a series of interactive lessons tailored to the students' curriculum. These activities included demonstrations on how fiber optic signals are transmitted through the home, what objects might interfere with a WiFi signal and analog versus digital signals.
“Our goal was to make learning about this technology fun and accessible,” said Donahue. “We hope that collaborating with the school has given the students a unique opportunity to see real-world applications of these technological and scientific concepts.”
The students participated in the experiments, and asked questions about the technology. The fiber presentation day providing both an educational and entertaining experience for the students, stated the release.
Kosciusko Connect is committed to supporting local education and fostering a deeper understanding of technology among young learners. By investing in the community and promoting STEM education, Kosciusko Connect aims to provide young people with a deeper understanding of fiber technology and enhanced digital literacy, according to the release.
For more information about Kosciusko Connect and their community initiatives, visit www.kosciuskoconnect.com or contact Andrea Melton at [email protected].

Kosciusko Connect, a fiber internet provider and subsidiary of Kosciusko REMC, recently partnered with Washington STEM Academy to deliver an “engaging and educational” experience to sixth-grade students, according to a news release from Kosciusko Connect.
The fiber internet lesson plan and presentation aimed to teach students about the science behind fiber internet technology through hands-on activities that align with Indiana state education standards, the release states.
Haley Donahue, a customer engagement specialist, and member of the marketing and communications team at Kosciusko Connect, worked with STEM coach Derek Pike to design a series of interactive lessons tailored to the students' curriculum. These activities included demonstrations on how fiber optic signals are transmitted through the home, what objects might interfere with a WiFi signal and analog versus digital signals.
“Our goal was to make learning about this technology fun and accessible,” said Donahue. “We hope that collaborating with the school has given the students a unique opportunity to see real-world applications of these technological and scientific concepts.”
The students participated in the experiments, and asked questions about the technology. The fiber presentation day providing both an educational and entertaining experience for the students, stated the release.
Kosciusko Connect is committed to supporting local education and fostering a deeper understanding of technology among young learners. By investing in the community and promoting STEM education, Kosciusko Connect aims to provide young people with a deeper understanding of fiber technology and enhanced digital literacy, according to the release.
For more information about Kosciusko Connect and their community initiatives, visit www.kosciuskoconnect.com or contact Andrea Melton at [email protected].

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