AREVA Inc. Presents Donation to Charlotte Engineering Early College
March 02, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 2, 2016 – AREVA Inc. recently presented a $5,000 donation to Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC) for its 2016 Nuclear and Renewable Energy Expo. Fariba Gartland, vice president of plant engineering at AREVA Inc., presented the donation during National Engineers Week.
AREVA will serve as the Platinum sponsor for the expo, which showcases students’ year-long, cross-curricular engineering projects. With these projects, CEEC students demonstrate their skills and knowledge to the professional community.
“At AREVA, we are committed to sustaining and advancing nuclear energy, and are proud to partner with CEEC to support educational programs for the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math,” said Gartland. “Preparing our students for careers in engineering, including the nuclear energy sector, is a critical step in building the workforce of our future clean energy economy.”
“It is important to garner the support of local engineering firms in order to enrich the learning experience at CEEC,” said Mrs. Sharrell Howard, M.Ed., academic facilitator/academy director. “We believe it is vital to a student’s academic progression to see industry in action by having industry professionals speak at the school, assist students with projects and mentor students.”
Joining the students for AREVA’s donation are (left to right): Dr. Michele M. Howard (UNC Charlotte), Sharrell Howard (CEEC), Kevin Connell (AREVA), Fariba Gartland (AREVA), Will Leach (CEEC), Tracy Osborne (CEEC), Jake Yara (CEEC Advisory Board), Kyle Czarcinski (CEEC), Amy Hayes (CEEC), Adam Crownover (CEEC) and Deanna Cureton (CEEC).