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NVTC STEM Challenge: 10,000 Volunteer Hours

Presented by NVTC's Workforce and Education Committee

April 30, 2014

The Role of the Business Community in Building the STEM Pipeline

Join NVTC for an event that will provide NVTC members with the tools to inspire the region's youth to explore STEM education, strengthening the regional workforce as a result. Through networking and expert keynote speakers, attendees will hear best practices that will address the following:

  • What is the role of businesses and their employees in supporting STEM education?
  • What is the return on investment (ROI)?
  • How can small, medium and large-sized businesses participate?
  • Who is redefining corporate citizenship?
  • What is the impact of school volunteers - on the students, volunteers and their organizations?
  • How do we support teachers and counselors?

Our challenge to NVTC members is to commit 10,000 volunteer hours in the coming school year to support students and teachers in the K-16 pipeline through SySTEMic Solutions and the Equal Footing Foundation (EFF), the charitable arm of NVTC.

In addition to engaging with the EFF computer clubhouses, NVTC is proud to partner with SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community College's (NOVA) STEM outreach program that has been expanding throughout the region to develop a sustainable STEM pipeline. With collaboration among school divisions, university partners, businesses, and community organizations, SySTEMic Solutions engages students as early as elementary school and inspires and supports them to pursue STEM education into high school and higher education institutions and into careers.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools
  • Dr. Robert Templin, President, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)


  • Jonathan Arehart, President and CEO, Cavendo Corporation
  • Altyn Clark, Chief Solutions Officer, Transformation Systems Inc.
  • Alisa Cowen, Cowen Design Group; Advocate, STEM Dual Enrollment Programs
  • Jim Egenrieder, Co-Chair, NVTC Workforce and Education Committee
  • Patrick Gusman, Executive Director, Equal Footing Foundation
  • Paula Harper, Executive Director, Program Development and Management, George Washington University's Virginia Science & Technology Campus
  • Amy Harris, Director, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions
  • Todd House, Government Affairs Manager, Micron Technology Inc.
  • Jay Jones, Division Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Health and Civilian Solutions Division (HCSD), General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Lisa Kimball, Vice President, Telos Corporation
  • Josh Labrie, Program Manager, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions
  • Bryce Lenon, Communications Manager, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions
  • Diane Reitz, Senior Manager, Time Warner Cable
  • John Taylor, Manager of Corporate Communications, Sprint
  • Brian Wolfe, CIO, LogisTech
  • Doug Wright, Representative, VA STAR; Supervisor, Career and Technical Education, Office of Student Learning, Prince William County Public Schools
  • And representatives from General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Sprint Corporation


Platinum Sponsor: General Dynamics IT; Micron Technology Inc.; NOVA SySTEMic Solutions
Silver Sponsor: Off-Peak Training
Location Sponsor: Sprint

12524 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA