VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its non-profit Visteon Fund, Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) is contributing $200,000 over four years to the Michigan Science Center (MiSci), a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-focused museum in Detroit. The donation, to be made in $50,000 installments starting this year, underscores the global automotive supplier's commitment to igniting an interest in STEM education among children.
MiSci will put the Visteon Fund donation toward its many engaging activities, community outreach programs, traveling exhibits and more. MiSci offers an interactive approach to science, with hands-on exhibits, live shows, theaters and more.
"This is part of our ongoing effort to invest in the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators, and enhance the communities where we do business," said Tim Leuliette, Visteon president and CEO. "The Michigan Science Center plays a key role in inspiring curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math. As an innovative company based in southeast Michigan, Visteon is pleased to be a partner in the growth of this important Detroit-based institution."
Dr. Tonya Matthews, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, said: "We are thankful for the continued operational support from leading STEM companies in the area, such as Visteon. This contribution will assist us in strengthening MiSci's role as the STEM hub of greater Detroit and Michigan, and will enable us to touch the lives of families statewide."
The Visteon Fund is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that has funded programs around the world, primarily aimed at improving the lives of children by providing food, shelter, health care and mentoring activities.
Visteon is a global company that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative products for nearly every vehicle manufacturer worldwide. Visteon currently delivers value for its customers and shareholders through two technology-focused businesses: vehicle cockpit electronics and thermal management. Visteon owns 70 percent of Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., the world's second largest provider of vehicle thermal management solutions. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; Visteon has approximately 26,000 employees at facilities in 26 countries. Visteon had sales of $7.51 billion in 2014. Learn more at www.visteon.com.
About the Michigan Science Center
The Michigan Science Center is a hands-on museum featuring five theaters, including Michigan's largest screen at the Chrysler IMAX®Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the Toyota Engineering Theater; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; a 9,800 square-foot Traveling Science Hall for special exhibits; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; Kids Town just for pint-size scientists; along with education and outreach programs. For more information, call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, www.Mi-Sci.org.
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