SOFWERX STEM Showcase 2024

STEM

10 May 2024

Host Name: Claire Hawley

Location: SOFWERX

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Submit NLT 01 March 2024 11:59 PM ET

Purpose
The SOFWERX STEM Showcase 2024 is an opportunity for Government, Academia, and Industry to showcase technology, inspire, and guide the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. SOFWERX, in collaboration with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Industry Partners, and local Universities, Colleges and Trade Schools will host a 1-day STEM Showcase for high school juniors/seniors and college-age students on 10 May from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the SOFWERX facility in Tampa, FL (Ybor City).

Deadlines:
Request to exhibit for Industry/Education Institutions NLT 01 March
RSVP for Students, Teachers, Administrators and Clubs NLT 03 May
see links below*

Objective
Facilitate collaboration between Government, Academia, and Industry partners and high school juniors and seniors and college-age students to: 1) provide a variety of technology demonstrations, 2) share the “art of the possible” for education and career pathways, 3) highlight internship opportunities, and 4) identify employment opportunities.   

Focus Areas:

  • Opportunities in Education: Universities, Community Colleges, Trade Schools

  • Opportunities in Industry: Department of Defense Prime and Sub-Contractors, Commercial/Non-traditional Industry Partners

  • Opportunities in Government: Military, Government Civilian

Why You Should Participate
By mentoring, educating, and involving school-age students in STEM activities, facilitating opportunities for students to see technology in action, and providing forums for students to interact with Government, Educators, and Industry Partners, our community helps foster a love for these disciplines, encouraging students to pursue STEM careers. This not only benefits the students but also strengthens the STEM workforce pipeline, ensuring a brighter future filled with innovation and technological advancement.   

Event Timeline

Phase 1: 01 February 2024 to 01 March 2024 Submissions for SOFWERX STEM Showcase Open: Interested participants who could provide technology demonstrations, information on education/careers, and internship and employment opportunities within the STEM disciplines.

Phase 1a: 22 February 2024 Q&A Telecon: Interested participants may dial into a virtual Q&A session to better understand the objectives/requirements for the STEM Showcase. Click Here to RSVP to the Q&A Telecon (NLT 21 February)

Phase 2: 04 March - 08 March 2024 Downselect: Subject Matter Experts will select those respondents/submissions they feel have the highest potential to satisfy a diverse range of STEM focus areas.  Favorably evaluated submissions will receive an invitation to attend the SOFWERX STEM Showcase on/around 11 March.

Phase 3: 9 May 2024 Booth Set up at SOFWERX: Selected participants can set up between 12:00-5:00 PM. Tables, chairs, power, and commercial internet are provided.

Phase 4: 10 May 2024 SOFWERX STEM Showcase: 9AM-4PM Detailed agenda TBD

Tentative Agenda
All times listed are in ET
9:00AM-4:00PM: SOFWERX STEM Showcase 2024

Note: Agenda is subject to change

This event will be held in person at SOFWERX. 

How You Can Participate
Industry, Academia, National Labs, and Non-Traditional Attendees

  1. Request to exhibit at the 10 May SOFWERX STEM Showcase: Click Here to Exhibit (NLT 01 March)
  2. RSVP to the 22 February Virtual Q&A Telecon: Click Here to RSVP to the Q&A Telecon (NLT 21 February)

Students and Educators

  1. RSVP to attend the 10 May SOFWERX STEM Showcase: Click Here to RSVP (NLT 03 May)

Questions?

For event-related questions, please contact Claire Hawley

For questions regarding student/school/club attendance, please contact Amanda Roark


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