POWERUP Toys Enlists The Douglas Stewart Company to Bring Aeronautics and STEAM Lessons to More Students
The Douglas Stewart Company is now distributing POWERUP Toys’ flagship paper airplane motors as part of its new STEAM collection
The traditional paper airplane lesson has remained a staple in classrooms for years as it teaches students the principles of aeronautics and physics, and gives them a chance to flex their creativity and problem-solving skills. To bring an edtech-focused iteration of the lesson to more classrooms, POWERUP Toys, the creator of the first smartphone-controlled paper airplane motor kit, has forged a new partnership with The Douglas Stewart Company, the largest education-focused distributor in North America.
“By using our products to lead powered paper airplane design lessons, teachers are helping students learn about aeronautics and physics while they experiment with the design process,” said Shai Goitein, CEO and Founder of POWERUP Toys. “Partnering with The Douglas Stewart Company, and having access to their long-term relationships with resellers in the education technology industry, will help us expand our footprint and vision to more students.”
POWERUP Toys’ flagship products – the POWERUP 2.0 Electric Paper Airplane Kit, POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Conversion Kits, as well as their POWERUP 3.0 Spare Parts Kit – are part of The Douglas Stewart Company’s growing collection of STEAM products. The POWERUP 2.0 Kit comes in a classroom pack of 24 and the POWERUP 3.0 Kit comes in a classroom pack of four. These powerful STEAM products will be on display at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia from June 24-26, 2019 in the POWERUP Toys booth, #363.
“The Douglas Stewart Company is excited to be partnering with POWERUP Toys to bring their unique and fun products to our network of STEAM-focused education resellers,” said Sarah Segrest, business development manager at The Douglas Stewart Company. “Using powered paper airplanes to teach students about the fundamentals of aeronautics and to help them build innovation and creativity skills is a fantastic way to spark interest and engagement. Through this partnership, we’re able to bring POWERUP’s solution to the education reseller channel and expand the awareness of POWERUP as a great component of a complete STEAM solution.”
About POWERUP Toys
POWERUP Toys lets consumers of all ages expand their sense of play and experimentation by adding power to familiar paper airplanes. POWERUP Toys brings homemade paper airplanes into the future by adding next generation mobile controls, propulsion, and tools to take imagination to new heights.
About The Douglas Stewart Company
The Douglas Stewart Company was established in 1950 and has grown to be a leading distributor and business service provider. It specializes in servicing over 4,500 education-focused value-added resellers and collegiate retailers throughout the United States and Canada. Its service-driven approach utilizes specialized teams to assist in the development of brand and reseller partners within the education market. The Douglas Stewart Company serves as the largest education-focused distributor in North America offering comprehensive coverage of K-12 and higher-education reseller networks. To learn more please visit www.dstewart.com.