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S.T.E.M.

STEM_logoSTEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics. These disciplines are considered by many to be the foundation of an advanced society. In many forums-including political, governmental, and academic-the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as an indicator of a nation’s ability to sustain itself.

The Boy Scouts of America created a new program initiative that emphasizes STEM in the context of the current advancement programs. BSA’s STEM initiative gives Scouts an opportunity to explore relevant skills and experiences and to be recognized for their achievements. The aim is to expose youth to new opportunities and help them develop the STEM skills critical for the competitive world marketplace.

The STEM Committee supports STEM promoting and activities in our Council. Dr. Arden Dougan is the chair and James Hamlin, NCAC Assistant Director of Field Service, is the staff advisor. Any Scouters interested in participating in this committee should contact James Hamlin for more information.

The vision of this committee is to see all of our Council units engaged in some kind of STEM initiative during the program year. By engaging Scouts with STEM education we are doing our part to promote excellence and our nation’s technological competitiveness in an increasingly complex world.

The STEM Committee meets generally on the third Thursday of each month at the Marriott Scout Service Center at 7pm. A call-in option is also available: please email supernova@ncacbsa.org to join.

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District STEM Contacts:

 

District

Service Area

Coordinator

Francis Scott Key

Mountain West

Nick Maliszewskyj

Aquia

Virginia South

Alex Brence

Bull Run

Virginia South

Mike Lowry

Chain Bridge

Virginia Central

Colonial

Virginia Central

Tony Springer

George Mason

Virginia Central

Goose Creek

Mountain West

 Cyndi Thomas

Mattaponi

Virginia South

Craig Cherry

Occoquan

Virginia Central

Justin Youtz

Old Dominion

Virginia Central

John Selstrom

Patriot

Virginia Central

Sokhom Kith

Piedmont

Virginia South

 Beth Murray

Potomac

Montgomery

 Robert McMahon

Powhatan

Mountain West

Prince George

Maryland South

Seneca

Montgomery

Chuck Chatlynne

Sully

Mountain West

 Joe Sayers

Washington D.C.

Maryland South

Michael Colon

Western Shore

Maryland South

White Oak

Montgomery

Kevin Hopson

Zekiah

Maryland South

 Gerald Wise