The Foundation for FCPS has received a $100,000 grant award from the Boeing Company to support the Edison High School pyramid STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) curriculum.
Specifically, the grant will provide equipment and recruitment tools for the Global STEM Challenges program, a three-year interdisciplinary program in which students engage in problem-based challenges connected to the real-world. The grant will also provide new STEM curriculum elements for grades K-8, and support both classroom activities and after-school programs in the Edison pyramid schools. Boeing engineers will participate in some of the after-school activities as well as continue to provide support to students in the program.
“Boeing is dedicated to preparing and inspiring the next generation of innovators, engineers, dreamers, and doers,” said Jason Pak, Boeing Global Engagement community investor. “Our ongoing partnership with the Foundation and investment in Fairfax County Public Schools further expands hands-on STEM learning opportunities to students at all levels.”
Elizabeth Murphy, executive director of the Foundation, stated, “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Boeing to increase STEM opportunities for our students. The work that they are supporting will be replccable throughout the district and make a huge impact on our students.”
Chicago-based Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company. Its charitable giving strategy includes a commitment to developing tomorrow’s innovators through investments in STEM education and 21st century skills required in today’s modern workplace. More information can be found on their Global Engagement website.