On Tuesday evening at the Lexington School District One Board of Trustees meeting, the Educational Foundation announced a $30,000 commitment from Michelin North America, Inc., to support robotics education. Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn shared the exciting news and thanked the corporate leaders from Michelin for their continued commitment to investing in Lexington District One students’ STEM education through such a generous financial donation.
The Michelin gift will be a three-year investment to support Lexington School District One VEX robotics teams through select team sponsorship. Currently there are seven such teams at the middle and high school levels in Lexington District One that focus on and compete in VEX robotics competitions.
Chris Rice, chair of the Lexington One Educational Foundation, also thanked and praised Michelin for its continued commitment to STEM education via the gift, “Our Educational Foundation board members are so very appreciative of philanthropic corporate partners like Michelin who provide financial support to enhance our students’ educational experiences that lead to future careers. Robotics teams are invaluable in developing future engineers, coders, robotics technicians and other employees who have marketable skills needed in the manufacturing industry and other fields.”