STEM Grads Critical To U.S. Military Mission

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  • The Army and America both need more scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technology specialists, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now doing something about that, said its commander.
  • As part of an effort to turn young students on to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, career choices, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, in May signed an agreement to partner with the Department of Defense Education Activity, known as DODEA, schools to bring engineering-related experiences to the classroom, said Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Corps commander.
  • For now the new partners have identified USACE districts to be matched up with schools. He also said the new team is working on what topics they will look at. The general said the intent is to be in classrooms by mid- to late October.
  • The general talked with bloggers, via telephone, during an Aug. 13, bloggers roundtable discussion about the need for more Americans to enter into STEM education and careers. The general said increasing the number of Americans in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers is important for the nation and the military.

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