Medline is helping the Mundelein District 75 STEAM Foundation build a new state-of-the-art multimedia studio at Carl Sandburg Middle School by underwriting the project with a $20,000 grant.
Medline, a family-led medical products supplier, operates offices and manufacturing with about 1,500 team members in the village of Mundelein.
“We’re excited to make some of the latest technology available to our students to facilitate their educational experience,” said Nikki Earich, Chair of the District 75 STEAM Foundation. “It’s special to have a company like Medline so committed to Mundelein and our kids in order to help make the new multimedia studio possible.”
The plans for this project are to repurpose two classrooms inside of Carl Sandburg Middle School (CSMS) and turn them into a functional television and audio recording studio.
Students and attendees of the winter and summer STEAM camps at CSMS will now have the opportunity to broaden their education and therefore, learn more about filmmaking, film scoring, audio recording, digital mixing, and much more. This expansion will help create more educational opportunities for D75 students, educators, and the Mundelein community.
“Medline has been a part of this community for decades and it is important to us that District 75 has the resources to provide a great education for our kids,” said Mike Gerskovich, Medline Division Vice-President. “We are proud to support the STEAM Foundation’s vision to make technology more accessible to students.”
About the Mundelein District 75 STEAM Foundation:
The Mundelein District 75 STEAM Foundation brings community leaders together in order to create vibrant, hands-on learning experiences that inspire children’s imaginations. The goal of the District 75 STEAM foundation is to provide unique hands-on, minds-on opportunities for D75 students, educators, and the Mundelein community that enrich Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education with entrepreneurial experiences; empowering students as individuals and teams while impacting their college and future careers. The key is to captivate children’s imaginations at an early age with an engineering mindset that inspires them to persevere as lifelong learners and entrepreneurs that will solve the problems of the 21st century.