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Aerojet provides funding for SySTEMic Solutions program at Northern Virginia Community College

October 25, 2011

Dr. John Sparks, director of Engineering and Technology Programs at Aerojet,  presented a check to Amy Harris of Northern Virginia Community College to support the SySTEMic Solutions program.
Dr. John Sparks, director of Engineering and Technology Programs at Aerojet, presented a check to Amy Harris of Northern Virginia Community Collegeto support the SySTEMic Solutions program.

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, recently donated $15,000 to Northern Virginia Community College to support the SySTEMic Solutions program.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions program provides a pathway to employment or higher education with a degree in a STEM-related field. The program partners with the three local school divisions, Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, to encourage more high school age students to consider STEM careers.

This is the second year Aerojet has supported SySTEMic Solutions. The funds will be used to provide dual-enrollment opportunities for high school students seeking college credit in STEM classes, sponsor students participating in the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship program through George Mason University, provide field trips for Pathway to the Baccalaureate students pursuing STEM degrees, expand the K-12 STEM-focused programs and expand summer engineering programs.

“We are very appreciative of Aerojet and the GenCorp Foundation for their continued support of our programs. The initiative would not be as successful without their partnership and support. Aerojet understands the importance of educating the future workforce of our region and for this we are very grateful,” said Amy Harris, director of SySTEMic Solutions.

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale and leasing of the company's excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp is available at http://www.Aerojet.com and http://www.GenCorp.com.

For more information about SySTEMic Solutions and opportunities to partner with the program, call Harris at 703-257-6689. 

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.