PVA donating $500K worth of XYZ robots to Capital District schools promoting STEM education
Global manufacturer and supplier of conformal coating and precision dispensing systems, PVA (Precision Valve & Automation, Inc.), is donating over $500K worth of XYZ robots to local institutions for furthering STEM education. As a local manufacturer, PVA relies on the talent of Capital Region individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering, programming and mathematics. By sharing their technology, PVA is preparing young men and women for careers in high-tech industries.
Thirteen institutions throughout the Capital Region that are committed to advancing STEM education for their students have been contacted and will begin taking delivery of their robots in January. The list of recipients span local high schools such as Shaker to four year institutions such as Union College.
STEM skills prove vital to an employment base that caters to high-tech companies in New York that compete globally. “We hope our technology can be used by each institution to augment their current science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or robotic programs to teach skills relevant in electrical assembly, mechanical and electrical engineering, technical repair, computer programming and application development fields,” says Tony Hynes, President of PVA.