Rolls-Royce Joins AFA as Aerospace Education Sponsor
Rolls-Royce has joined the Air Force Association as the Platinum Sponsor for AFA’s Aerospace and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs.
“AFA is incredibly proud to have the support of Rolls-Royce to continue building our mission of promoting aerospace education,” said Gen Larry Spencer (Ret.), Air Force Association President. “These programs and initiatives provide unique opportunities for students and educators around the nation to encourage STEM education and careers.”
AFA’s Aerospace Education Programs provide educational opportunities for our Total force Airmen, their Families and America’s youth.
Rolls-Royce has been the sponsor of AFA’s National Teacher of the Year Program for two consecutive years, providing direct support to promote STEM activities in schools around the country.
“Just as STEM education is crucial to the future of the US Air Force, it is also crucial to the future of Rolls-Royce,” said Phil Burkholder, President, Rolls-Royce Defense North America. “Educators around the country are working hard today to inspire students who will become the propulsion system engineers of tomorrow. We are excited to support AFA and its mission to promote aerospace education.”
The generous support of Rolls-Royce allows AFA to continue supporting Aerospace Education programs. Major AFA educational programs include the National Teacher of the Year, K-12 Educator Grants, and scholarships. AFA partners with other educational organizations, including Civil Air Patrol, Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings, JROTC and ROTC to encourage STEM education among America’s youth.
Rolls-Royce, a power and propulsion systems company, employs more than 6,500 people around the United States, literally coast to coast. The company’s primary US manufacturing facility is in Indianapolis, IN, where engines for US Air Force C-130Js, CV-22s, and Global Hawk aircraft are manufactured.
Learn more about AFA’s Aerospace Education programs, here.