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ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Oct 27, 2019

Alamo Chapter Gives $3K Diversity Award

"Women in STEM" and promoting diversity within the STEM fields has been the theme of 2019. In October, the chapter had the pleasure of sponsoring the San Antonio Boosting Engineering Science and Mathematics robotics competition. Karen Rolirad, vice president of scholarships and educational grants, explained that this is the chapter's fourth year supporting the competition. "We have been able to purchase all supplies and kits for the students and participate in the actual judging during the competition. It's amazing to see the creativity and ingenuity of each team." Forty-three schools participated with one team outshining the rest in supporting and promoting females. IDEA [Individuals Dedicated to Excellence and Achievement] Benito College Prep garnered a $3,000 scholarship and what the chapter is calling the Diversity Award for their support and efforts in including and promoting "Women in STEM." Congratulations!

Event Photographs:

Members of the IDEA [Individuals Dedicated to Excellence and Achievement] Benito College Prep team pose with Karen Rolirad, chapter vice president of scholarships and educational grants, after receiving their $3,000 scholarship. The award was deemed the
Members of the IDEA [Individuals Dedicated to Excellence and Achievement] Benito College Prep team pose with Karen Rolirad, chapter vice president of scholarships and educational grants, after receiving their $3,000 scholarship. The award was deemed the "Diversity Award" for the school that supported and promoted "Women in STEM."
Two Smithson Valley Middle School competitors participate in the SABEST (San Antonio Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) 2019 Robotics Competition. Each team has to design and build their own remote controlled machines to perform specific tasks. The chapter proudly supports and sponsors this competition by providing supplies, kits and scholarships.
Two Smithson Valley Middle School competitors participate in the SABEST (San Antonio Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) 2019 Robotics Competition. Each team has to design and build their own remote controlled machines to perform specific tasks. The chapter proudly supports and sponsors this competition by providing supplies, kits and scholarships.
An eager crowd watches their team perform during the SABEST 2019 Robotics Competition. The chapter presented a Diversity Award of $3,000 in scholarships for the team that promoted and supported
An eager crowd watches their team perform during the SABEST 2019 Robotics Competition. The chapter presented a Diversity Award of $3,000 in scholarships for the team that promoted and supported "Women in STEM" as well as a $3,000 scholarship to the overall winning team. Congratulations to all the students that participated.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Szu-Moy Toves
866-445-9114

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