From Left to Right: Williamson County Commissioner, Terry Cook; Texas House Representative, John Bucy; Williamson County Commissioner, Cynthia Long; SAM Companies President and CEO, Chris Solomon; Williamson County Judge, Bill Gravell; Dell Children’s North CAO, Cathy Heckenlively; Seton Williamson Foundation Executive Director, Jennifer Hayhurst
On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, SAM held the second annual STEM Showcase at the site of the Dell Children’s Medical Center North. SAM hosted this showcase to connect community leaders and industry experts with Williamson County students looking to further their education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. SAM provided an interactive opportunity to operate the CivBot surveying robot and tour the RAMVAC – AX400 vacuum excavation vehicle.
SAM teams were excited to share the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics we utilize daily to support high-quality infrastructure projects and inspire children in our community to pursue their passions in STEM.
“SAM is proud to support the excellent work that the Dell Children’s Medical Center is doing and to contribute to this new facility being built in Williamson County. Many of our SAM team members live in Cedar Park and Williamson County, including myself. We live here, we work here, and we give here,” said Chris Solomon, President and CEO of SAM Companies.
In addition to the interactive STEM activities, SAM Companies presented a donation to the Dell Children’s Foundation. The new facility is being developed at Avery Ranch Boulevard and 183A. It will include more than 187,000 square feet, thirty-six beds, emergency and trauma services, four operating rooms, endoscopy and procedure rooms, inpatient and outpatient sleep labs, and space for future growth.
“The new Dell Children’s North really is a dream come true for us, the people of Williamson County. It’s going to be a matter of a few days for us to have an acute care children’s facility in our community. I want to say a special thank you to SAM for your commitment to investing in these STEM projects, but also for your support for the Seton Williamson Foundation and this facility,” said Williamson County Judge, Bill Gravell.
“I’m just so thankful to have this in our backyard and in our community. Williamson County is made up of almost 25% minors, it’s kids who will be able to take advantage when they need it. I feel thankful to all of you who have done the work,” said Texas State Representative, John Bucy.