AFCEA International Chapter News
MONTGOMERY CHAPTER CHAPTER - Aug 30, 2017

Education Foundation Events Promote STEM Careers

The chapter's Education Foundation hosted two events with Women in AFCEA in August to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and career choices for young men and women. The first event was a Diversity in STEM Educators Forum featuring Essye Miller, the Defense Department's deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity as the guest speaker. The breakfast was held at Embassy Suites in Montgomery, Alabama. Government, military, industry and community leaders and educators attended. At the event, Miller discussed the importance of diversity in STEM and the need to draw more diverse people into the field. The Education Foundation also held a High School Education Day, inviting more than 700 local high school students to the Air Force Information Technology Conference and escorting them around the vendor floor to learn about careers in information technology in the military and industry. As part of Education Day, there was also a special Women in STEM Mentoring Session where Miller helped high school girls form career goals and broke down some of the perceived barriers for women in STEM fields. The Education Foundation thanks Miller for sharing her time and the many generous supporters for their donations, which make these events possible.

Event Photographs:

Charisse Stokes (front, c), the chapter's Education Foundation director, speaks at the Diversity in STEM Educators Forum in August.
Charisse Stokes (front, c), the chapter's Education Foundation director, speaks at the Diversity in STEM Educators Forum in August.
Essye Miller (front, c) helps high school girls form career goals at the August Women in STEM Mentoring Session.
Essye Miller (front, c) helps high school girls form career goals at the August Women in STEM Mentoring Session.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Brandy Silvers
3344165656

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