Team Redstone Hosts Adventures in Engineering
- Published: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:41
By Jason B. Cutshaw, Team Redstone Public Affairs
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama – More than 350 high school juniors from across the Tennessee Valley toured Redstone Arsenal to learn about opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, during the 18th annual Adventures in Engineering Oct. 30.
The event is aimed at juniors of more than 20 local high schools to promote science and engineering disciplines as a career choice. It offers the students an opportunity to observe what engineers do on a daily basis, provide them with hands-on knowledge and encourage their pursuit of a science.
When speaking with students, Julie Schumacher, KODA Technologies Inc. president and CEO, said she encourages students to consider both military and civilian STEM opportunities in federal service. She said the Air Space and Missile Defense Association, or ASMDA, is committed to do all they can do to promote STEM education and STEM fields in the community.
“We need to build the pipeline of STEM talent in our future generations,” Schumacher said. “Adventures in Engineering gives a glimpse into important engineering and analytical activities that are supporting our nation, right here in Huntsville. Our goal is to stimulate interest in STEM with students and let them know about opportunities we have here locally.