Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
“Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids” (SPARK) is the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS). SPARK has announced 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). The fair will be held on March 7 at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center.
Dawn Davis is the executive director of SPARK. She said, “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 is director of the regional fair and the PWCS supervisor of science. She pledged to use this annual contribution to establish stipends for school fair coordinators and monetary awards for winning projects at the regional fair. Stipends will also be used to sponsor participation of high school students in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May.
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. The categories include engineering, math, physics, computers, and environmental and behavioral sciences.
Javier Gutierrez is chief executive officer for I-66 Express Mobility Partners. He said, “Supporting science and technology education in our local schools is foundational to develop the workforce of the future. We look forward to a long-term partnership with the Education Foundation for PWCS in supporting innovative STEM initiatives.”