Chevrolet has decided to donate a brand new 2016 Volt to FIRST, short for ‘For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FIRST is a K-12 robotics program, and Chevrolet’s donation to it will help raise money for student robotics opportunities across the U.S. It’s fitting that the donation be a Chevrolet Volt, since the Volt is the product of advances in science and technology with its Voltec powertrain.
“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 raised money will primarily go to communities that are underrepresented in terms on science, technology, engineering, and math education (aka STEM) fields.
“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.”
The donation comes as a continuation of GM’s collaboration with FIRST. Last year, GM engineers and 866 FIRST teams benefited 10,000 students across the nation.