JeTSI Gives Back – Supporting STEM Education

January 10, 2013

Herndon, Virginia– Jeffries Technology Solutions, Inc. (JeTSI) is pleased to announce their December 2012 selections in support of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education.

Sharing the vision to promote the understanding and love of science, JeTSI donated $1,000 to the Society for Science and the Public. Elmer’s Products matched the donation in their pledge to match all donations up to $50,000. JeTSI is proud to contribute to an organization that utilizes more than 90% of expenditures for program activities (according to their 2010 IRS Form 990).

Additionally JeTSI had the opportunity to review teacher requests via Donorschoose.org. We selected three Virginia schools with science projects in the belief that students who are actively engaged in a project will, not only understand the concepts better, but also develop a life-long interest in science. We selected schools in low-income areas that may not have the financial ability to meet extra needs. Donations were sent to:

  • The Robotics Team, Huguenot High School, Richmond
  • Young Engineers learning application development, Hollin Meadows Elementary, Alexandria
  • Future Meteorologists learning weather instruments, Red Oak-sturgeon Elementary, Alberta

All three teachers immediately expressed enthusiastic appreciation that they would be able to actually implement their teaching in real, hands-on work! Through JeTSI and other support, the Robotics Team received an HP ProBook CAD Computer; the Young Engineers received Samsung Galaxy Tablets to develop Android applications; and the future meteorologists received a barometer, anemometer, and hygrometer to predict weather! “How awesome to have teachers who want to teach through doing as well as lecturing,” said JeTSI CEO, Leslie Jeffries. “As a company of engineers, we are thrilled to be able to provide resources to children and foster the joy of new discoveries in science.”

JeTSI is a woman-owned engineering consulting firm specializing in the aerospace industry. It provides diverse services in systems engineering and architecture, program management, software development, and custom hardware solutions.

For more information about JeTSI, visit www.jetsi.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Leslie Jeffries                                                                          Alan Jeffries
Chief Executive Officer                                                         President
703-471-7588                                                                      703-471-7588
Leslie@jetsi.com                                                                    Alan@jetsi.com