General Motors And Weekly Reader Drive Students To Explore Fuel Cell Technology

(source: GM press release)

New Curriculum Distributed To Millions Of Students Nationwide
Stamford, Conn. - Millions of middle school students will begin 2005 with a free curriculum from General Motors and Weekly Reader. The vehicle manufacturer and one of the leaders in educational publishing, have teamed up again to help increase students' awareness of energy, the environment and fuel cell technology.

The curriculum, "Fuel Cells: Driving the Future" will be distributed to 10,000 schools in cities nationwide, reaching nearly three and a half million students. Educators can also download the program, making it available to all teachers. Many teachers say access to content-rich science curriculum is especially important with required science testing under the No Child Left Behind Act beginning in 2007.

"I think this program is great," said a sixth-grade science teacher from Antioch, Illinois. "The program provides current information to students regarding technology and science. This is important since our textbooks are over five years old. Many thanks to General Motors for creating this valuable program."

The fuel cell curriculum was created to help teach students about technologies on the horizon, including the hydrogen-powered fuel cell. The program was first distributed by General Motors and Weekly Reader in 2002. It has since won the prestigious 2004 Society of Automotive Engineers' Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award.

To learn more about GM's education, environment and technology initiatives, or to download "Fuel Cells: Driving the Future," visit

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