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STEM

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 Stephen Allen, a Field Director, is the staff advisor. Any Scouters interested in participating in this committee should contact Stephen Allen 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.

Resources:

District STEM Contacts:

 

District

Service Area

Coordinator

Francis Scott Key

Mountain West

Nick Maliszewskyj

Aquia

Virginia South

Chain Bridge

Virginia Central

Colonial

Virginia Central

Tony Springer

George Mason

Virginia Central

Goose Creek

Mountain West

Nagaraju Nookala

Mattaponi

Virginia South

Prince William

Virginia Central

Justin Youtz

Old Dominion

Virginia Central

John Selstrom

Patriot

Virginia Central

Sokhom Kith

Piedmont

Virginia South

 Beth Murray

Potomac

Montgomery

Stanley Fricke

Powhatan

Mountain West

Patuxent

Three Rivers

Mark Bruno

Seneca

Montgomery

John Butler

Sully

Mountain West

 Dr. Hatcher Tynes

Washington D.C.

Three Rivers

Western Shore

Three Rivers

White Oak

Montgomery

Kevin Hopson