We are thankful for the continued community support of our regional STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs by partners like AREVA. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of students in the regional area.
The Future Focus Foundation, the education foundation of Virginia’s Region 2000 Technology Council, announces a grant by AREVA, Inc. to support the Region 2000 Robotics Continuum programs. As a technology leader, AREVA has a deep understanding of the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for the growth and development of industry.
“We are thankful for AREVA’s support not only financially through this much needed grant, but also by providing many dedicated volunteers that have helped our programs grow and succeed year after year,” said Elizabeth Narehood, Managing Director of the Future Focus Foundation. “AREVA’s employee volunteers share an enthusiasm for STEM education that is infectious to our youth participants. AREVA is truly making a difference in our community through the sponsorship of teams, equipment, events, and by sparking the imagination for our youth to continue to pursue their passions and build their dreams.”
The “Region 2000 Robotics Continuum” encompasses three experiential learning programs available to area students; Jr. FIRST LEGO League (6-8 yrs.), FIRST LEGO League (9-14 yrs.), and VEX Robotics (14-18 yrs.). Each robotics continuum program introduces youth to the exciting world of science and technology and encourages long-term interest in STEM careers. Through each program, participants work to solve challenges using creativity, innovation, teamwork, and design skills. Each season culminates with an expo event or a competitive tournament.
“AREVA recognizes the importance of social responsibility and understands how it contributes to and draws from the strength of the communities in which we live and work,” stated Michael Rencheck, CEO of AREVA, Inc. “The future of AREVA is based on science, math and engineering, so we are very happy to play a role in helping the Future Focus Foundation through our corporate giving strategy.”