TASC Hosts Local Teachers to Promote STEM Content

Jul 29, 2011, 08:54 ET from TASC, Inc.

CHANTILLY, Va., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of George Washington University's Teachers in Industry Project, TASC hosted four middle and high school teachers for a daylong session with TASC executives and technology leaders.  The goal of the program is to give teachers the opportunity to become familiar with the core knowledge and skills their students will need to be successful in the 21st century workforce, which is built on a strong foundation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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"It's important that industry reach out to teachers and students so that STEM curricula stay current and relevant," says Rich Rosenthal, TASC Chief Technology Officer.  "By working together, we can minimize and hopefully eliminate the gap between our students' education and the skills employers like TASC need."  

Studies show that when it comes to math and science, U.S. high school graduates lag behind their peers in many other countries.  At the same time, jobs in fields such as engineering are growing at three times the rate of other professions.  In the Washington, DC, area, nearly 12 percent of workers are employed in STEM jobs, compared to about five percent nationally.

"Our goal is to help students expand their understanding of science, technology and math, and, hopefully, inspire them to pursue careers in these fields," says Rich Rosenthal. "Employers in the national security sector need strong STEM skills to meet our national security challenges."

About TASC

Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government.  With more than 5,000 employees in 40 locations, TASC generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue.  For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.

Media Contact:  Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, TASC Public Relations Manager, Christine.Bragale@TASC.com, (703) 653-5996.