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    EOD Sailors emphasize STEM during Fleet Week school visit


    Photo By Chief Petty Officer Brian Mcneal | 160527-N-SX684-213 BROOKLYN, N.Y. (May 27, 2016) — Mass Communication Specialist 2nd...... read more read more



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    Story by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian McNeal, Fleet Week New York Public Affairs

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Sailors assigned to Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 12 emphasized the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) during a demonstration at David A. Boody Middle School in Brooklyn as a part of 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 27.

    The students were enthralled by the radio-controlled robots, explosives detection gear, and tactical equipment that the EOD Sailors employ on the ground, in the air, and under water.

    “A lot of the stuff that we do uses science, physics, and chemistry, along with reading and writing in order to communicate,” said Senor Chief Explosives Ordnance Disposal Technician Kevin Borokowski. “For example, our dive training involves a lot of physics that involve temperature and pressure. As you advance to higher education, you’re going to need all of the (STEM courses) in order to do things like the cool stuff we get to do … I just want to really emphasize how important these subjects are.”

    STEM is an initiative and educational program designed to provide students with opportunities to be successful in the various career fields. Its purpose within schools is to help encourage students to pursue careers in these areas.

    “This demonstration is amazing, they learned so much,” said Rania Joudeh, a 6th Grade Math teacher. “STEM subjects are important especially at this age. These students are so young and are shaped by these type of experiences.”

    FWNY, now in its 28th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity to for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.

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    Date Taken: 05.27.2016
    Date Posted: 05.29.2016 10:18
    Story ID: 199418
    Location: NY, US

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