AFCEA International Chapter News
GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Dec 09, 2021

Chapter Awards STEM Grants and Gives Back at Holiday Mixer

In December, the chapter held its annual Holiday Mixer at the Beardmore Event Center in Bellevue, Nebraska. This is an event in which the chapter gives back to the membership, sponsors and chapter supporters. The pinnacle of the mixer was the chapter's award of STEM grants to area educators.

The event was co-sponsored by GDIT, Sterling and TEK Systems.

Event Photographs:

In December, Col. Larry Fletcher, USAF (l), chapter president, presents the big check to Steve Hamersky, high school teacher of science, computer programming, robotics and engineering, Daniel J. Gross High School, Bellevue, Nebraska. Hamersky will procure drones and microcontrollers for use in STEM courses, extra-curricular programs and summer camps.
In December, Col. Larry Fletcher, USAF (l), chapter president, presents the big check to Steve Hamersky, high school teacher of science, computer programming, robotics and engineering, Daniel J. Gross High School, Bellevue, Nebraska. Hamersky will procure drones and microcontrollers for use in STEM courses, extra-curricular programs and summer camps.
Col. Fletcher presents the big check to Michaela Algya (right), science teacher, grade 8, Lewis and Clark Middle School, Bellevue, Nebraska at the chapter's December event. Algya will procure a variety of science lab and experimentation items to conduct her forensic science program.
Col. Fletcher presents the big check to Michaela Algya (right), science teacher, grade 8, Lewis and Clark Middle School, Bellevue, Nebraska at the chapter's December event. Algya will procure a variety of science lab and experimentation items to conduct her forensic science program.
In December, Col. Fletcher presents the big check to Angela Daughtrey, high school teacher of precalculus, calculus, advanced placement math, Bellevue West High School, Bellevue, Nebraska. Daughtrey is building a puzzle library with store-bought STEM puzzles as well as homemade ones that will not only be used in her classroom, but also can be used by other teachers/students in the math and science department.
In December, Col. Fletcher presents the big check to Angela Daughtrey, high school teacher of precalculus, calculus, advanced placement math, Bellevue West High School, Bellevue, Nebraska. Daughtrey is building a puzzle library with store-bought STEM puzzles as well as homemade ones that will not only be used in her classroom, but also can be used by other teachers/students in the math and science department.
(From l-r) Andy Rikli, superintendent of Papillion La Vista Schools, Papillion, Nebraska; Bernie Lichvar, chapter STEM grant coordinator; and Julee Sauer, director of secondary education curriculum, Papillion La Vista Schools. Sauer is standing in for Missy Jabens (not pictured), Skilled & Technical Trades, STEM Academy, grades 7-12, Papillion La Vista Schools. Jabens is the Papillion La Vista STEM Academy administrator and the recipient of the chapter's STEM grant. She oversees all academies and works directly with teachers in all grades 7-12 STEM classes. The award will be used to help the Papillion La Vista Robotics Program.
(From l-r) Andy Rikli, superintendent of Papillion La Vista Schools, Papillion, Nebraska; Bernie Lichvar, chapter STEM grant coordinator; and Julee Sauer, director of secondary education curriculum, Papillion La Vista Schools. Sauer is standing in for Missy Jabens (not pictured), Skilled & Technical Trades, STEM Academy, grades 7-12, Papillion La Vista Schools. Jabens is the Papillion La Vista STEM Academy administrator and the recipient of the chapter's STEM grant. She oversees all academies and works directly with teachers in all grades 7-12 STEM classes. The award will be used to help the Papillion La Vista Robotics Program.

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