Aerojet Provides Funding for SySTEMic Solutions

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

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, recently donated $15,000 to NOVA to support the SySTEMic Solutions program.

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 STEMfocused 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.

SySTEMic Solutions provides a pathway to employment or higher education with a degree in a STEMrelated 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.

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.

For more information about SySTEMic Solutions, call Harris at 703-257-6689.