GAINESVILLE, FLA – Amid a sea of bicycles and pedestrians, a racecar and its driver made a pitstop on the North Lawn yesterday afternoon. The #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car and its IZOD IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro were on campus promoting STEM education and careers in the energy industry.
The College of Engineering and race team sponsor AREVA, Inc. organized the event, along with members of the local Women In Nuclear (WIN) chapter.
“At AREVA, we understand that for the energy sector to succeed, a highly skilled workforce is essential,” said Dryden. “Our clean energy present and future depend on a robust, talented pool of highly skilled engineers, which is why we are so fortunate to partner with the University of Florida to help sustain our industry and develop the next generation of leaders.”
This event marked the second time in two days that industry leaders partnered with UF, hoping to recruit engineering students.
“We are committed to producing scientists and engineers who can lead the global quest to find clean, sustainable and safe energy solutions,” said Cammy Abernathy. “We are pleased to work with AREVA in this endeavor, and in engaging the community in a broader dialogue that encourages STEM education.”