Monday, November 9, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Helps Raise Funds for STEM Education

Chevrolet Raises Funds for STEM Education With 2016 Volt
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DURAND, Mich. –– In an effort to continue its support for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs across the nation, Chevrolet is raising funds for STEM education with a 2016 Volt donated to FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

FIRST, a K–12 robotics program committed to strengthening and growing STEM programs in the U.S., will auction the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and use the funds raised to improve STEM education in communities struggling to maintain and expand their programs. The new Volt is an appropriate Chevy vehicle to be auctioned considering it's the automaker's most advanced electric vehicle, capable of en EPA-estimated electric range of 53 miles––learn more here.

"The Volt exemplified 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."

As a Founding and Strategic Partner to FIRST, General Motors has a history of working in association with FIRST teams. After partnering with 866 FIRST teams that totaled 10,000 students across the country in 2014, it makes sense that GM would would be generous enough to raise funds for STEM education with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt at auction. 

The future of the automotive industry, and STEM roles in society in general, rests in the minds of today's youth. Companies like GM are taking the initiative to ensure young minds are equipped with the essential knowledge to continue technological and engineering progress by expanding opportunities in STEM education programs in America.

At our Chevrolet dealership near Fenton, MI, the commitment to vehicle advancements in fuel economy, eco-friendliness, technology, and design is clear from GM and Chevrolet. Stop by to test-drive the new Chevy cars and new Chevy trucks in our inventory and experience what men and women backed by solid STEM educations can create to keep our world on wheel headed in the right direction.

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