ATLANTA (February 14, 2019) – Georgia Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums, has received a grant for $10,000 USD from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.

 This is the second year Georgia Aquarium has received this grant and will once again offer an underwater remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) building camp to girls attending Sweetwater Middle, a Title I Gwinnett County school in Lawrenceville, GA. Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as Georgia Aquarium, which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives.

“Receiving the Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant gives us the opportunity to equip girls with the tools needed to excel and potentially go on to have careers in STEM fields,” said Roisin Florence, director of grants, corporate sponsorships & annual giving at Georgia Aquarium.

A total of 16 girls and two teachers will construct four separate ROV’s during this year’s spring break and will return to school with the knowledge and confidence to view engineering as a feasible college and career path.

This year, Motorola Solutions Foundation grants will support programs that help more than 3 million students, teachers, first responders, and community members around the globe. There is a specific focus on providing grants to programs that impact underrepresented populations, including females, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans, and others.

“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to and privileged to support the work of Georgia Aquarium,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that are fostering innovation, building partnerships and driving change, and we’re proud to be part of the positive impact they’re making in communities.”

 

About Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. For more information, visit georgiaaquarium.org  

 

About the Motorola Solutions Foundation

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially in science, technology, engineering and math. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation