Chevrolet is donating an all-new 2016 Volt to help raise money for FIRST®, the K-12 robotics program that encourages students to get into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education fields. The electric car will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting FIRST programs nationwide.
“The Volt exemplifies technology, and behind the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is a diverse team of engineers who understand the power of science and math,” said Chevrolet Marketing Director Steve Majoros. “FIRST brings science and math alive outside the classroom, just like we are bringing it alive on the road.”
The inaugural FIRST Gala was held Wednesday, November 4, in New York City.
“We are so grateful for Chevrolet’s continuing efforts in supporting our mission to inspire young people to pursue STEM careers,” said FIRST President, Donald E. Bossi. ”It’s most recent donation of the 2016 Chevy Volt enables us to expose even more students to the life-changing experience of FIRST.”
This isn’t the first time Chevrolet’s collaborated with FIRST. General Motors is a Founding and Strategic Partner. In 2014 alone, GM engineers worked with 866 FIRST teams representing 10,000 students across the nation.
“GM places a high priority on education – we are a leader in supporting STEM programs from elementary schools to post-graduate programs around the world,” said Jim DeLuca, executive vice president of GM Global Manufacturing. “Our Global Manufacturing team works with students at all levels to spark their interest in careers that will benefit them.”