Engineers support Oahu’s 2014 MathCounts

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
FORT SHAFTER — Lt. Col. Thomas Asbery (right), commander, USACE-HD, and American Samoa Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga  formalize a partnership for the Corps to sponsor STEM activities in Samoan schools.

FORT SHAFTER — Lt. Col. Thomas Asbery (right), commander, USACE-HD, and American Samoa Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga formalize a partnership for the Corps to sponsor STEM activities in Samoan schools.

Story and photo by Dino Buchanan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District
Public Affairs

HONOLULU — Sixteen volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)-Honolulu District recently served as moderators, proctors and scorers at Kamehameha Schools for the 2014 MathCounts competition.

Sixth, seventh and eighth graders from more than 36 Oahu public and private schools participated in the competition, Feb. 1.

Winners from Oahu, Maui and the Big Island will meet for the state MathCounts championship on Oahu, March 8. Then, another seven District volunteers will support the state competition. State winners advance to the National MathCounts competition in Orlando, Fla.

MathCounts, in its 31st year, is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers at the state and local levels to emphasize the importance of mathematical skills in the development of future technology and to encourage students to excel in these areas. The program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories and Department of Defense (DOD) and State Department schools.

USACE recognizes the critical role that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leaders of the global marketplace, and enabling the DOD and Army in the security of our nation.

The Corps is committed to teaming with others to strengthen STEM-related programs that inspire current and future generations of young people to pursue careers in STEM fields.

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