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Fluor-BWXT Donation Inspires Science Learning

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio -- August 23, 2019 -- Several local students will enjoy new hands-on lessons in science this school year thanks to a donation from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP).

Pictured (left to right) Sharon Grooms (FBP), Jennifer Buckler (Teacher, Jasper Elementary),
Greg Strickland, Traci McKee, and Cindy Capaldo (FBP), and Krista Conley (Principal, Jasper Elementary)

Educational kits from FBP’s training department will be used to help students gain a better grasp of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.), an initiative teacher Jennifer Buckler says is crucial to the educational development of her students at Jasper Elementary in Piketon.

“My goal is to incorporate STEAM (STEM fields including Arts) within my technology classroom setting to foster intellectual, entrepreneurial and technical talent and design thinking,” Buckler said. “Observing a 5-year-old engineer a robot and code it to move and make noises is pretty amazing, but doesn't compare to the excitement and joy of seeing a child successfully completing a challenging project. STEAM lessons differentiate to meet the needs of all learners while improving independent thinking, problem solving skills, and overall engagement.”

Sharon Grooms, FBP Training Director, says each kit is different and offers new challenges.

“Whether it’s demonstrating the principle of hydraulics and pneumatics, to learning the principle of force and structural integrity, each kit offers a different S.T.E.M. education lesson.”

Kits also were presented to classrooms at Eastern Elementary (Pike County) and Huntington Elementary (Ross County).

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About Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit www.fbportsmouth.com.