Industrial Refrigeration Facility Partners with Local High School’s STEM Program
Jerry Holland, value stream manager at Danfoss, talks to students from Arkadelphia High School about compressor, control and drives technologies.

A partnership between Danfoss and Arkadelphia High School, a nationally recognized STEM school, is designed to facilitate the future professional development of science, technology, engineering and math students.

The program aims to foster opportunities for students to experience first-hand the increasingly in-demand careers in engineering and technology. Students also learn about working for a global manufacturer with global research and development activities.

The Arkadelphia, Ark.-based facility of Danfoss, a manufacturer of high efficiency compressors, controls and variable-frequency drives for refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating and motion systems, teamed up with its local high school as a part of Arkansas’s STEM Works program implemented in 2011.

Earlier this year, Danfoss hosted more than 80 students for two days at the Arkadelphia facility, where the company manufactures high efficiency and variable-speed compressors for refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. According to the company, students continue to visit the facility, where Danfoss employees offer further insights into the fields of engineering and manufacturing. Additionally, Danfoss will provide the students with a hands-on project, mentoring and other activities such as “Lunch with an Engineer” and “Young Innovators Competition.”