HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - October 19, 2016) - The Just Energy Foundation was pleased to present a financial reward to the winning students of the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) Award at a special ceremony this past weekend at Houston's Energy Day Festival.
Presented by James Lewis, President and Co-CEO of Just Energy (pictured), the reward recognizes the students' achievements in robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM).
The Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) is one of the country's largest competitive science and engineering fairs for students in public, private, chartered and home-schooled junior and senior high school. Students in grades seven through 12 get the chance to present their research as well as to meet people from a variety of scientific fields. Promoting project-based learning since 1960, the educational activities sponsored by SEFH complement the rapidly growing need for students to be able to understand and utilize new technology, not just memorize it.
"We are delighted to support educational events and activities like SEFH to advance engineering, mathematics, science and technology education for thousands of Houston and Southeast Texas area students," said Just Energy's James Lewis. "It is a privilege to support youth achievement, helping them gain unique, hands-on experience and exposure to STEM related career choices to position them for future success."
"As one of the largest regional fairs in Texas, the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston is dependent on the involvement of local industry partners to provide our students with resources to further nourish their passion for science," said Dr. Heather Domjan, Executive Director of the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston. "We are appreciative of Just Energy's partnership as their invaluable industry connections will further our outreach efforts and provide knowledgeable judges to interact with our students during our 58th annual Fair in February."
"Without partners like Just Energy, the 2016 Energy Day Festival wouldn't have been possible," said David Holt, President of Consumer Energy Alliance. "Through their generous support, students from across Texas were recognized for their STEM projects, created for the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston. With donations like this, students and teachers can explore fun new ways to learn about various types of STEM education in the energy industry."
About Just Energy Foundation
The Just Energy Foundation was established in 2013 by Just Energy Group Inc. to help registered Canadian and U.S. charitable organizations secure the resources required to promote the health and well-being of communities in need. Funded entirely by Just Energy, the Foundation invests in local programs that work to enhance the quality of life in Just Energy's operating markets towards building stronger and supportive communities. Visit justenergyfoundation.com to learn more.
About Just Energy Group Inc.
Established in 1997, Just Energy (NYSE: JE) (TSX: JE) is an energy management solutions provider specializing in electricity, natural gas, solar and green energy. With offices located across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Just Energy serves approximately two million residential and commercial customers. The company offers a wide range of energy products and home energy management services including long-term fixed-price, variable price, and flat bill programs, smart thermostats, and residential solar solutions. Just Energy Group Inc. is the parent company of Amigo Energy, Commerce Energy, Green Star Energy, Hudson Energy, JE Solar, Tara Energy and TerraPass. Visit justenergygroup.com to learn more. Also, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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