The Primera Foundation will be hosting its second annual STEMFEST fundraiser at Brookfield Zoo Sunday, October 2nd.
Online PR News – 25-September-2022 – Chicago, IL. – The Primera Foundation—born out of Primera Engineers, a woman-owned engineering firm in Chicago—will be hosting its second annual STEMFEST fundraiser at Brookfield Zoo Sunday, October 2nd. STEMFEST is a family-friendly event that supports the scholarship, education, and mentorship of students interested in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This fun family outing provides ticket holders an enjoyable day at the beautiful Brookfield Zoo, full of food, drinks, entertainment, and education.
“The next generation is our priority,” said Matt Dvorak, Primera Foundation Board Vice President. “We know that to reap the benefits of progress and innovation in engineering, we need access for all minds and voices to be at the table. Our mission is to provide support, awareness, and encouragement for that to happen.”
“Intentional involvement in the community and giving back is deeply embedded in our values,” said Erin Inman, Board President of the Primera Foundation and President and CEO of Primera Engineers. “Our dedication to promoting careers in STEM was the catalyst for starting the Primera Foundation. It’s been an absolute thrill to award scholarships, raise awareness, and see curiosity sparked in young minds through events like this one. We’re very encouraged by the impact the Foundation is making.”
STEMFEST is an annual event that celebrates and inspires the next generation of STEM leadership. Not only do attendees get to enjoy a day at the zoo with complimentary access to amenities, exhibits, and shows, but a buffet lunch, drinks for the adults, and educational activities for the kids are also provided via the reserved outdoor private event space.
About Primera Foundation
Established in early 2019, the Primera Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of STEM careers through scholarship, education, technology and mentorship. By exposing students who would otherwise have limited access to STEM, the Primera Foundation provides opportunities for them to explore STEM-related concepts, in hopes of planting a seed that will grow into a passion to pursue careers in STEM fields. The Primera Foundation is inspiring the next generation of engineers.
About Primera Engineers
Founded in 1987, Primera Engineers, Ltd. (Primera)--a full-service engineering firm--has been a longstanding leader in the engineering industry, with projects covering a broad range of services within the buildings, transportation, utilities, and consulting arenas. With more than 280 professionals from diverse and highly skilled backgrounds, Primera is a certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) committed to dynamic design, innovative technology, and superior service.