FCA Foundation Grant Helps “Power Up” Indiana High School Robotics Teams

Posted on 27. Dec, 2017 by in Chrysler Canada

December 27, 2017

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Ahead of a (Jan. 6) kickoff of a 2018 FIRST Robotics season, a FCA Foundation, a free arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, currently announced grants to 56 FIRST Robotics Competition teams, including 3 in Indiana.

The Northwestern High School CyberTooths in Kokomo, Western High School Panthertech in Russiaville, and Lewis Cass Jr-Sr High School Iron Kings in Walton will any accept a extend of $4,475 from a FCA Foundation. The grants will assistance equivalent a costs i.e. registration fees, tools and materials and group attire compared with participating in a 2018 FIRST® POWER UP challenge. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is an international, K-12 not-for-profit classification founded to enthuse immature people’s seductiveness and appearance in scholarship and technology.
 
“We are unapproachable to partner with an classification that is committed to moving a subsequent era of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals,” said Phil Jansen, Head of Product Development, FCA – North America. “The knowledge that students benefit by their appearance in FIRST programs is useful in scheming them for STEM-based careers.”
 
This year alone, a FCA Foundation has awarded some-more than $400,000 to tyro robotics programs, including a 2018 FIRST Championship – Detroit (April 25-28). Additionally, some-more than 80 FCA US employees will beam FIRST Robotics teams by a foe deteriorate as proffer group mentors and coaches.
 
FCA US employs some-more than 8,100 people during a Indiana delivery operations located in Kokomo and Tipton.   
 
About a FCA Foundation
The FCA Foundation is committed to rebalancing inequalities to foster a full fulfilment of each tellurian being. We find to support outcomes in a communities that safeguard people can suffer equivalence and dignity. The FCA Foundation leads a resources toward a following areas of focus:

  • Youth Development – assisting immature people rise a care qualities and resiliency required to attain in school, during work, and in life.
  • Education – building a skills and competencies that lead to feat and support educational entrance and success.
  • Military/Veterans – ensuring veterans successfully transition to municipal life and that a needs of troops use members and their families are supported.
  • Service – leveraging a talents and contributions of all members of a community.

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