National Grid is lead sponsor of annual STEM WARS 2017

JAMESTOWN — National Grid is the lead sponsor for STEM WARS 2017, an educational event for middle and high school students who want to learn more about career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.

Due to weather, STEM WARS 2017 will be rescheduled for March 22 at Jamestown Community College and attended by more than 800 students from 33 schools. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is presented by DreamIt DoIt Western New York and New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association. It will include demonstrations, a business fair, as well as fun, educational competitions focused on technology, team-building and leadership.

“National Grid has targeted STEM-related programs to sponsor, as it helps to create opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders,” said Ken Kujawa, regional manager at National Grid, which will be displaying an electrical hazard simulator at STEM WARS.

“We’re grateful for the partnership with National Grid, which is sponsoring our biggest event to date,” said Jehuu Caulcrick, DreamIt DoIt Western New York coordinator. “It’s great that National Grid is investing in our youth and giving back to the community.”

In addition to STEM WARS, National Grid recently granted $66,000 to Chautauqua County Education Coalition, which will fund STEM programming. The company also partners with various area colleges and universities to host various summer STEM camps.

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