STEM Black History Program at CHS

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Date: Feb 27 , 2023

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education has become increasingly popular in the 21st century as innovation rises. Many STEM-related fields have the necessary skills, talent, diversity and potential to lead AMC’s workforce into the future.

Lt. Gen. Chris Mohan, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general and Redstone Arsenal senior commander, was a guest speaker for the North Alabama Clyde Foster STEM/Black History Program at Columbia High School Feb. 7. During his remarks, Mohan encouraged over 300 Huntsville City middle and high school students to find their purpose.

The program also honors Black History Month, and recognizes Black Americans in careers that span academia, industry and government such as Dr. Clyde Foster. Foster served as Alabama A&M’s Director of Computer Science Center, which allowed students to train for and graduate with a degree in computer science, the first such degree offered in Alabama.

At the conclusion of the program, students interacted with demonstrations, drones and simulators from various local STEM programs and organizations in attendance.

The students gained a wealth of knowledge and information. 

Article taken from the the Army's website. You can read more at Army Public Affairs Media Relations Division  .

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