Inspiring Girls to Pursue STEM Careers
Representatives from National Grid recently visited the PGR Foundation in Syracuse to announce a $6,000 donation to support The Road2Dreams Drone and Robotics initiative. Road2Dreams is a nine-month program for girls age 6 to 18 years old that introduces them to unmanned aircraft and basic robotic systems. Each student will build their own drone, apply principles of flight, learn coding and participate in competitions. In addition, participating girls will meet women in STEM-related careers and discuss the ethical and moral issues related to unmanned aircraft.
“National Grid invests in programs such as Road2Dreams because they are catalysts to growing and diversifying our future workforce,” said Alberto Bianchetti, regional director for Customer and Community Management for National Grid. “Women hold less than one-third of jobs in STEM-related fields and programs like this one will broaden the field to support the future needs of our local and global communities.”
Workforce development, and neighborhood development and community engagement are two pillars of National Grid’s Project C initiative, a reaffirmation of the company’s commitment to the places its employees live and work.
“Project C strives to harness innovation to create a more equitable future for our communities and those we serve,” Bianchetti said. “When we can use this power to inspire creativity and inquiry, we can create positive changes for generations to come.”
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