Fairfax, Virginia—Man-Machine Systems Assessment (MSA) recently supported the AFCEA Educational Foundation by sponsoring the AFCEA International’s Cycle for STEM event. To raise funds and awareness of the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, 15 association members, staff and family pedaled 335 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath on July 13-19, 2014. More than two dozen cyclists joined them along the way.
The foundation will award the funds the event raises to STEM students and teachers through scholarships and grants.
“We look for charitable causes that will make a lasting impact. We believe that supporting STEM education is not only critical for our future as a company, but for the future of our country. We need more engineers and scientists!” Lilly Harris, President and CEO of MSA.
“STEM education is crucial to future innovation,” says Dr. Vince Patton, executive director, AFCEA Educational Foundation. “While interest and involvement in STEM fields continues to fall in the United States, the cost of higher education continues to rise. Cycle for STEM is just one way to address both of these issues.”
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Man-Machine Systems Assessment (MSA) is an economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) with over 24 years of experience serving Department of Defense and Homeland Security communities. MSA provides complex, integrated professional services in three core areas: defense system test & evaluation, emergency management and program management office (PMO) support.
The AFCEA Educational Foundation<http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/> is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational incentives, opportunities and assistance for people engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. AFCEA International<http://www.afcea.org>, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia. For more information and to join, visit www.afcea.org<http://www.afcea.org/membership/>.