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AREVA Celebrates Engineering Profession During National Engineers Week

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February 18, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 18, 2013 - AREVA is honoring its approximately 1,500 engineers nationwide and helping to prepare tomorrow’s engineers through a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education activities during National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-23.

AREVA will participate in a wide variety of local activities at many of its 40 U.S. locations, including Engineers Week banquets in Lynchburg, Va. and Richland, Wash. Employees will also recognize their engineering colleagues through the AREVA Engineer of the Year Awards Program.

“Our forward thinking energy solutions depend on a robust, talented pool of highly skilled engineers, technicians and craft labor. AREVA is involved in developing our children's future through STEM education – especially during National Engineers Week,” said Mike Rencheck, CEO, AREVA Inc. “STEM education is vital to the growth of the U.S. economy, well-paying jobs, and to developing the next generation of industrial leaders.”

During National Engineers Week, dozens of AREVA personnel will promote interest in the engineering profession by interacting with hundreds of students in local public school systems, such as the “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event in Charlotte, N.C. On Feb. 22, AREVA will also donate $10,000 to the Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Lynchburg, Va. to cultivate the next generation of innovators through its STEM-focused curriculum.

In addition to National Engineers Week STEM activities, AREVA offers opportunities for workforce training through formal partnerships with universities and community colleges, such the Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia program, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Energy and Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the William States Lee College of Engineering, and high school internships through the Central Virginia Community College Summer High School Apprenticeship Program. AREVA also provides research and training technology for the nuclear industry to the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in Bedford, Va., University of Florida and The Ohio State University, among others.

More About AREVA

AREVA in North America (AREVA Inc.) combines U.S. and Canadian leadership to supply high added-value products and services to support the operation of the commercial nuclear fleet. Globally, AREVA is present throughout the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to used fuel recycling, including nuclear reactor primary circuit design and fabrication, and operating fleet engineering and services. AREVA is recognized by utilities around the world for its expertise, its skills in cutting-edge technologies, and its dedication to the highest level of safety. AREVA Inc.’s 4,100 employees are helping build tomorrow’s energy model: supplying ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

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