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STEM Event in Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 07, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Al Strong, AITP Western District Director
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On Sunday May 5, 2013, there was an event held in the Los Angeles area for a benefit for getting children involved in STEM. (Click here for a previous Information Executive article.) Western Region Director Al Strong was an attendee at the event.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The group called STEM Advantage has as their focus helping college students involved in STEM with scholarships to help them complete their education and enter the work place in the United States.

The group was formed to stem the flow of outsourcing jobs offshore and educating our children. This will enable them to become competitive in the Global marketplace. The primary focus for the scholarships is to prepare and inspire young women and those in underserved communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. 

The event was held at the Space Center in Los Angeles California, where the Spaceship Endeavor is housed. Attendees, who paid a hefty price for finger food, had the opportunity to take pictures with the Endeavor. The money went for a good cause and 10 scholarships were awarded to 10 deserving students.

University of California, Dominguez Hills has accepted the banner of being the university where the scholarships are given out. UC Dominguez Hills has been paying close attention to training our future Information Technology Professionals. They have some unusual specialties in Cyber Security and Homeland Security training. With the industry in dire need of Security professionals, these graduates should get jobs when they matriculate.

Al and Bonnie Strong in front of the space ship Endeavor at the STEM Advantage event.


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