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    Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command Leads the Way in Recruiting the Future of Navy Medicine Through STEM Event at the Tidewater Integrated Combat Symposium

    Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command Leads the Way in Recruiting the Future of Navy Medicine Through STEM Event at the Tidewater Integrated Combat Symposium

    Photo By Desmond Martin | Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command (NMCFHPC) participated in the...... read more read more

    HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES

    05.13.2024

    Story by Desmond Martin 

    Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — At the forefront of educational outreach, the Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command (NMCFHPC) participated in the Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International (AFCEA) Tidewater Chapter, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) day at the Tidewater Integrated Combat Symposium (TWICS) May 8, 2024.

    The event, held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, in Hampton, Virginia, was aimed to provide students with hands-on interactions and expose them to potential career pathways.
    Dedicated staff members from NMCFHPC took an active role in the proceedings, setting up an engaging booth to enlighten students on gravity, buoyancy, temperature and pressure variations, robotics, computer programming, and cybersecurity.

    Revonna Sanders, an industrial hygienist with NMCFHPC, emphasized the event's objective: “The purpose of the event is to expose students to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and to talk to them about health careers, coding, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.”

    “Events like these are important so to expose students to the many different STEM careers, not only in engineering and technology but also health and medical fields. Hopefully this event will touch and inspire the students to want to learn and do more with STEM.”

    Sanders also said, “STEM education is foundational to society, it prepares students for complex challenges, fosters critical thinking, and offers rewarding career opportunities. STEM skills are highly valued in today’s rapidly evolving global economy.”

    According to Andrew Bishop, deputy director of laboratory services at NMCFHPC, “STEM events bring real-world problems and solutions into a visual setting that may not be provided in a classroom setting. “It brings fundamental science projects that teach a concept that are very important to our society, and in our case, the military and the Navy.”

    The TWICS - Tidewater Chapter comprises of more than 300 military, government, civilian, industry and academia leaders in the Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Ft Monroe Areas. They foster extensive community relations, scholarships, science and teaching tools, and STEM-related endeavors.

    Lt. j.g. Kerry Day, an environmental health officer at NMCFHPC, stressed the importance of such gatherings stating, “These events profoundly impact what our next generations will look like. Without continued excitement about the field it could become stagnant,” he said. “These events really continue and maintain the spark in all age groups, and it is really important that we keep having them.”

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    Date Taken: 05.13.2024
    Date Posted: 05.13.2024 14:39
    Story ID: 471159
    Location: HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, US

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