ARL STTC employees judge future scientist and engineer projects

March 15, 2012

Story Highlights

  • "International year of Sustainable Energy for All" was celebrated at the 2012 Seminole County Regional Science, Math and Engineering Fair.
  • S&T managers from ARL STTC judged at the recent Science Fair.
  • Dr. Christine Allen has participated as a judge for the past three years.

ORLANDO, Fla - The Seminole County Regional Science, Math and Engineering Fair celebrated 2012 as the "International Year of Sustainable Energy for All."

Science and Technology (S&T) Managers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) along with eight colleagues from the Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) and the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWC-TSD) judged close to 60 high school individual projects across 15 categories.

This event not only brought together judges from three military organizations, but also gave these individuals the opportunity to contribute to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives by encouraging future scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

As seen from the tremendous quality of the projects, many showed viable solutions for key medical, environmental, and technological issues. Awards were provided by the Army Educational Outreach Program and distribution included two bronze stars for "best of show," 10 Army laptop bags for first place projects and certificates for 18 second and third place projects.

Dr. Christine Allen, S&T Manager at the STTC, has participated as a judge for the past three years. She said she enjoys volunteering her time knowing that many of these students will become future colleagues.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: March 15, 2012