Sustainability Workshop: United Technologies donates $30k to alternative senior year program in Navy Yard - Technical.ly Philly

Oct. 23, 2012 9:45 am

Sustainability Workshop: United Technologies donates $30k to alternative senior year program in Navy Yard

In another win for the Sustainability Workshop, United Technologies recently donated $30,000 to the alternative senior year program, according to a release. Based in the Navy Yard, the Sustainability Workshop has gotten plenty of national press, including features in PBS’s Frontline and CNN. The program is a spin off of West Philly High’s Hybrid X […]

Simon Hauger, founder of The Sustainability Workshop.

In another win for the Sustainability Workshop, United Technologies recently donated $30,000 to the alternative senior year program, according to a release.

Based in the Navy Yard, the Sustainability Workshop has gotten plenty of national press, including features in PBS’s Frontline and CNN. The program is a spin off of West Philly High’s Hybrid X team, who built a hybrid sports car as part of a national competition. Though they didn’t win, they made it to the semi-finals and were the only high schoolers to compete.

United Technologies is a manufacturer of “everything from jet engines to helicopters, air conditioners and elevators,” according to the release, and is based in Berwyn, Pa.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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