Areva Celebrates National Engineering Week

Engineers teach students at Perrymont Elem. about their work.

Lynchburg, VA - Elementary students got a feel for what it's like to be an engineer Monday.

Folks from Areva talked with kids at Perrymont Elementary about having a job in the world of STEM - that's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

This week is National Engineer's Week, and this lesson is a way Areva's engineers are giving back to kids.

10 engineers will visit several elementary and middle schools this week, including a couple of private schools too. The hope is to turn around an alarming trend in the U.S.

"Our engineers especially appreciate encouraging the next generation of engineers and innovators. We've recognized the decline in scores of science and math in our country, and it's really important for our engineers to provide economic opportunity for our children," said Moriah Pertner, Areva spokesperson.

Areva engineers have taught in schools before. But, this is the first concentrated effort.