Siemens makes a lasting impact on the Dallas community during AudiologyNOW! 2009
Siemens took advantage of the annual AudiologyNOW! conference in Dallas, Texas, from April 1 through April 4, 2009, to continue the company's commitment to community betterment through Siemens Science Day and a fundraising event for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Siemens executives and sales representatives visited Lakewood Elementary School in East Dallas on the morning of April 1, on a mission to promote math and science literacy in the classroom. The 5th grade students at Lakewood Elementary participated in a fun "egg drop" engineering project that required teamwork and ingenuity. Developed for students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, Siemens Science Day challenges students to connect science, math, and technology to their everyday lives. Now in its fourth year, the Siemens Science Day program has reached more than 1,100 students.
"Siemens believes strongly in supporting today's students in the areas of math and science education," said Christi Pedra, CEO of Siemens Hearing. "The students at Lakewood Elementary impressed our entire team with their enthusiasm and creative ideas. We were pleased with the success of this Science Day event and the students were thrilled with the opportunity to display their projects on the local news."
The following night, Siemens held a VIP customer event on the evening of April 2, as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Hosted at Eddie Deen's Ranch, Siemens made a donation on behalf of every attendee to help support the continued fight against breast cancer.
"During AudiologyNOW!, we always host a special dinner for customers. This year we wanted the event to take on another dimension," said Pedra. "Our customers enjoyed the Texas barbeque, danced to country music and were proud to be associated with Siemens as we support The Susan G. Komen Foundation."
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first integrated healthcare company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services. Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care - from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. Additionally, Siemens Healthcare is the global market leader in innovative hearing instruments. The company employs around 49,000 people worldwide and operates in 130 countries. In the fiscal year 2008 (Sept. 30), Siemens Healthcare reported sales of €11.2 billion, orders of €11.8 billion, and Sector profit of €1.2 billion.