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TechNet conference boosts STEM skills

by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Marianas Chapter wrapped-up its TechNet conference and vendor show this week at The Sheraton in Tamuning.  The organization is moving forward with its efforts to resolve the nation's shortfall in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

During the TechNet conference the committee awarded a total of three STEM teacher grants as well as two STEM student scholarships.  The grants are used to purchase consumable supplies or equipment that would augment STEM activities in the classroom.

Guam High School student William Tomlinson received one of those scholarships, and told KUAM News, "I was recently accepted into James Madison University, so I plan to use the funds to complete my pre-med degree."

The AFCEA Education Foundation works closely with the various chapters to help raise funds and provide guidance in an effort to motivate students to become scientists and

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