ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the U.S. Army's ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, the Army is sponsoring the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) national conference, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Indianapolis, Ind. Through this partnership, the Army will work with SHPE to students are fully aware of the resources available them to pursue their STEM-related interests and goals.
It is important to bridge the gap between this nation's fast-growing Hispanic youth population and the ever-expanding need for STEM-educated professionals. SHPE is a leading social-technical organization that empowers students to realize their academic and professional potential through STEM awareness, access to higher education and professional development. The Army's partnership with SHPE provides a platform to showcase the Army's more than 40 free education programs designed to enhance learning, including March2Success, a free online tool that prepares students for standardized tests.
During the SHPE national conference, Army representatives will host an interactive exhibits, conduct a workshop for young professionals focused on developing personal leadership skills, and provide information on scholarship opportunities and college tuition assistance.
About AMRG: The Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) is the U.S. Army's national marketing, marketing research and analysis and accessions analysis organization. The AMRG develops innovative and effective ways to: connect with the American public and make the Army more accessible and understood; increase awareness of both the benefits and value of Army service; and motivate the most qualified candidates to choose the Army as their service of first choice.
SOURCE U.S. Army