Tuesday, October 01, 2013

U.S. Army Reinforces Commitment to Developing Next Generation of STEM Leaders


-- Army Leaders Mentor Students at the 25th Annual HENAAC Conference

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The U.S. Army and Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) have renewed their mutual commitment to preparing Hispanic youth for education and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Army will partner with GMiS at the 25th Annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC), Oct. 3-5 in New Orleans. As a proud supporter of GMiS for nearly ten years, the Army will continue to work with GMiS to provide students with resources, information and mentorship to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

Economic analysts predict that in order for the U.S. to remain a competitor in the STEM fields, approximately one million more STEM professionals will have to be trained over the next decade. To help address this challenge, the Army will highlight its numerous education resources and career opportunities during the HENAAC conference. Army representatives will highlight the more than 40 free education programs it provides to students, teachers and parents, including March2Success, a free online tool that enhances learning and prepares students for standardized tests.

The Army will also host an interactive exhibit featuring advanced military technologies with Soldiers on-hand to answer questions about STEM careers in the Army. Understanding that mentorship is crucial to developing future leaders, Army representatives will conduct seminars on developing leadership skills, and will participate in the conference's Protege Mentorship Track to discuss interview tips and professional development with students.

The Army is committed to ensuring their officer corps reflects the face of our nation, and partnerships like this one are very important to this mission.

To learn more about Army's educational and career opportunities, please visit www.goarmy.com.

To learn more about the 2013 HENAAC Conference, please click here

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