(Montgomery, Ala.) – On Aug. 25, MGMWERX and the Montgomery Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Chapter’s Education Foundation cohosted “Education Day,” a virtual STEM event for students interested in learning more from leaders in the STEM field. During the event, Eric Sloan, Director of AFCEA Montgomery Chapter Education Foundation, led a panel discussion with many local STEM professionals.
“It was an outstanding privilege to collaborate with the MGMWERX Team in providing STEM education to students in the River Region,” proclaimed Sloan. “The professionalism of the staff and the MGMWERX platform provided seamless integration and interaction with the students attending the AFCEA Montgomery Chapters Virtual Education Day. We look forward to furthering the partnership with MGMWERX team for STEM/STEAM-related events for our community in the very near future.”
MGMWERX facilitated the event over Zoom and planned the “Education Day” with collaborative input from Sloan. Panelists included STEM professionals – Kalonij Gilchrist, Boyd Stephens, Jackie McKinney, and Jan Johnson. The virtual trivia portion, led by MGMWERX, offered a $1,000 cash prize to the school the winner presently attended. Students were able to test their knowledge with an interactive trivia game where a team of students from Wetumpka High School, Derriona Swanson, and Summer Lewis, both from Booker T. Washington in Tuskegee, AL, took the top prizes.
“At MGMWERX we always look for opportunities to engage local school on behalf of our military partner at the Air University. This was a chance to provide a ‘virtual fieldtrip’ to students during this peculiar time,” stated Joyce Vaughn, Marketing and Events Manager at MGMWERX. “Also, we were able to partner with the local AFCEA chapter. We relish in collaborations like this that allow us to connect with the community and provide valuable information.”
MGMWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to align with the education initiatives of Air University. MGMWERX augments ongoing Air University programs, through events like Pitch Night, to enhance the production of high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span issues of importance to the Air Force. This includes, but is not limited to, doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology.