Education

July 1, 2015
As the top graduate of iCollege’s Advanced Management Program, the FBI’s David Lubinsky (l) receives an AFCEA award from Gen. Dubia.

The AFCEA Educational Foundation sponsors awards at the nation’s service academies and other military educational institutions. In addition, the top commissioning ROTC cadet in each service and midshipman are similarly recognized with an AFCEA Honor Award.

June 1, 2015
Alexandria Elizabeth Camp of the University of Memphis (r) receives an AFCEA STEM Teachers for America’s Future Scholarship from Lt. Col. Kristina M. Whicker of the Tennessee Air National Guard.

In fiscal year 2014, the AFCEA Educational Foundation funded and awarded 105 scholarships covering a variety of undergraduate and graduate STEM-related academic disciplines in biometry, computer engineering and science, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, information technology, intelligence, mathematics, network engineering and security, physics and telecommunications.

May 1, 2015

Avaya Government Solutions is committed to helping the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals with a $25,000 gift to the AFCEA Educational Foundation’s STEM scholarships and grants programs for 2015.

February 11, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Aaron Nicely, of RE2, manipulates the High Dexterity Robot to retrieve candy from a bag at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is going back to high school—sort of. The research arm of the Defense Department launched a challenge for all high school students called Robots4Us, a video contest on societal implications of robotics.

February 1, 2015
Lt. Gen. John A. Dubia, USA (Ret.), former executive vice president of AFCEA International, presents Kimberly Nicole Denny of Jacksonville, Florida, the first AFCEA Lt. Gen. John A. Dubia, USA (Ret.), Scholarship in November 2014. Cadet Denny is a junior at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, and participates in the ROTC program at nearby Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia.

The legacy of five prominent AFCEA leaders continues on through ROTC scholarships named in their honor. Lt. Gen. James Rockwell, USA; Vice Adm. Jon L. Boyes, USN; Lt. Gen. Ron Iverson, USAF; Lt. Gen. John Dubia, USA; and Mort Marks have made significant contributions in developing, promoting and fostering the concepts, aims and goals of the AFCEA Educational Foundation.

December 19, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

Engineering competition challenges middle school, high school and college students to identify a problem or process that needs improvement and offer solutions using a wireless technology.

December 2, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

On the heels of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, a new tradition is making its way into the headlines: #GivingTuesday. For the AFCEA Educational Foundation, it's an opportunity to highlight the impact of awarding scholarships and grants to deserving students and teachers around the world in support of STEM education.

November 14, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
Michelle Dennedy (r), chief privacy officer for Intel Security, talks about a new program to teach children safe cyberpractices in partnership with Discovery Education, led by Bill Goodwyn, (c). Penny Baldwin, CMO of Intel Security, moderated the discussion.

Intel Security partnered with Discovery Education to launch a three-year national education initiative with a goal of reaching at least 35 million students with a brand new program to teach safe cyberpractices. “Think Before You Link” is the first and only Discovery Education-supported initiative to focus on cybersecurity education with a first of its kind digital safety curricula.

October 9, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

When it comes to STEM, it is time to stop talking about the need and the gap and the possible solutions and start doing something about them. Action not only requires that more students and future teachers major in STEM fields but also that governments and the private sector put their money where their mouths are by providing financial support to these students.

August 27, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and U.S. Army veteran Garrett Anderson speak of the critical need for the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is building an unparalleled Center for Wounded Veterans with state-of-the-art assisted and adaptive devices. Wounded veterans can begin applying for early admission September 1.

August 20, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

For two decades, CERDEC’s Outreach Program has offered a host of courses to get students, from elementary- through college-aged, excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

August 19, 2014
By Rita Boland

It's very easy to fall into the trap of viewing simulated training as a game. But it really, really isn't.

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Wounded veterans aspiring to receive a college education can earn diplomas from a wide selection of disciplines at a uniquely conceived center that will offer the aid of state-of-the-art assisted and adaptive devices tailored specifically to meet their needs, irrespective of their disabilities. The facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employs a range of advanced technologies to enable an environment for severely wounded veterans, along with any needed caregivers, to pursue educational goals that otherwise might be viewed as inaccessible.

August 8, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Navy competition launches technology innovation and student careers.

July 14, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory join Bechtel BNI to train a new class of cyberdefense professionals. The program is designed to allow the national labs to recruit and rapidly develop cybersecurity specialists who can guide research at their respective institutions and create solutions that meet the cyberdefense needs of private industry.

June 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Both the number of degrees awarded, and the number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, have increased over the past decade, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office, which studied STEM educational programs because of researchers' disagreement about whether there are enough STEM workers to meet employer demand.

June 9, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Middle and high school participants of the fourth annual SeaPerch National Challenge were able to monitor their underwater robots as they navigated obstacle courses thanks to technology sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation.

June 11, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

Graduation ceremony speech from Adm. McRaven, Navy SEAL and commander, U.S. Special Forces Command, encompasses wisdom for all: Make your bed. Face the sharks. Respect everyone.

June 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers
The Centers for Academic Excellence-Cyber Operations program is succeeding, NSA officials say, but enthusiasm at some schools has been dampened as a result of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The first graduates are emerging from centers of excellence for cyber operations that teach the in-depth computer science and engineering skills necessary to conduct network operations. The program better prepares graduates to defend networks and should reduce the on-the-job training needed for new hires, saving both time and money.

May 2, 2014
George I. Seffers

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will open spaces on its campus for local researchers from academia, industry and other government agencies to foster in-person interactions for deeper insight into the service's technological challenges.

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