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MARMC STEM Outreach Earns Recognition

By Information provided by Steve Reynolds, Corporate Operations Department Head, Code 1100 | May 3, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) received a Certificate of Recognition from the Newport News School Board for their partnership with Heritage High School’s STEMulating Minds Summer Enrichment program, Feb. 21.

     MARMC has worked closely with staff and students at Heritage High School since signing a Memorandum of Understanding in 2013 with the intentions of helping cultivate a culture that develops students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 

     The STEMulating Minds Summer Enrichment program has been a main focus for MARMC. The program was recently awarded the Commonwealth of Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition 2017 ‘Programs That Work’ Award. The award recognizes effective student educational programs that have a positive impact on student learning. MARMC volunteers have afforded students the opportunity to be exposed to various STEM career pathways and engaging activities to increase their interest in STEM careers.

     During the February meeting, MARMC STEM Coordinator Ashlee Babb, MARMC Recruiter and Assistant STEM Coordinator Anthony Velasco, and Corporate Operations Department Head Stephen Reynolds accepted the certificate of recognition from Newport News School Board Chairman Jeff Stodghill and the Superintendent of Newport News Public Schools Dr. Ashby Kilgore.

     MARMC has made it a commitment to continually engage local students in the areas of STEM and have several events, mentoring opportunities and fairs that they will be involved in throughout 2017. If you have any interest in volunteering or finding out how you can become more involved, please contact Ashlee Babb at ashlee.babb.ctr@navy.mil