Manassas, Va., February 12, 2020 – The Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), “Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids” (SPARK), announced today that I-66 Express Mobility Partners is partnering with the Foundation to be the platinum sponsor of the Prince William-Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PWMRSEF) to be held this year on March 7, at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center.
Dawn Davis, executive director of SPARK, stated, “The support of I-66 Express Mobility Partners helps us to continue to grow the science fair and to enhance STEM education programs regionwide.”
Julia Renberg, director of the regional fair and the PWCS supervisor of science, pledged to use this annual contribution to establish stipends for school fair coordinators and monetary awards for winning projects at the regional fair, and to sponsor participation of grand prize high school students in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May, 2020
The PWMRSEF is affiliated with the ISEF – the world’s largest pre-college science competition. It is a forum for middle and high school students to enter research projects in 13 categories that include engineering, math, physics, computers, and environmental and behavioral sciences.
“Supporting science and technology education in our local schools is foundational to develop the workforce of the future,” commented Javier Gutierrez, chief executive officer for I-66 Express Mobility Partners. “We look forward to a long-term partnership with the Education Foundation for PWCS in supporting innovative STEM initiatives.”
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Through community and business partnerships, SPARK provides programs and initiatives that schools may not otherwise have. Several programs are managed through SPARK to include the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program, better known as VA STAR, Smart Beginnings, an Early Childhood Education Initiative, and the Robotics Program. For more information about SPARK, visit poweredbyspark.org.
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