The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $41,075 to FIRST Chesapeake Robotics to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Southwest Virginia. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement:
“Quality STEM education will serve students for a lifetime and draw attention to our region from innovative businesses and employers. ARC’s award of $41,075 to FIRST Chesapeake Robotics will help more students in Southwest Virginia attain this education and build a foundation for continuing education and future employment.”
According to ARC, the grant will support a paid staff position to serve teams in Southwest Virginia, resources for teams in the area, and the creation of new teams in Floyd and Pulaski County schools.