SOURCE: U.S. Army

U.S. Army

January 29, 2014 06:00 ET

Media Alert -- U.S. Army Partners With 2014 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Global Competitiveness Conference

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - January 29, 2014) -

What:
For nearly 10 years, the U.S. Army has supported the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) as a sponsor of their Global Competitiveness Conference. The conference attracts the top-performing high school and HBCU college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and recognizes the top African-American influencers in those fields.

The U.S. Army partnered with BEYA to increase awareness about the Army's educational initiatives among African Americans, particularly in the STEM fields. BEYA provides an opportunity for the Army to demonstrate what our Nation's top leaders are doing to promote STEM education in their organizations.

The three-day conference kicks off Thursday, February 6th at the Marriott Wardman Park -- Washington DC. Activities include U.S. Army workshops, leadership panels, as well as a career fair with the U.S. Army interactive exhibit, which will allow participants to experience Army technology firsthand.

When:
February 6 - February 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where:
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA
U.S. Army Exhibit -- Exhibition Hall

Who:
U.S. Army representatives will be available for pre/post and on-site media interviews events to discuss college scholarship benefits, leadership opportunities as well as other education initiatives the U.S. Army offers.

  • U.S. Army Exhibit
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Location: U.S. Army Exhibit -- Exhibition Hall

Why:
For many years the U.S. Army has supported educational opportunities in communities throughout the Nation through programs such as March2Success -- a free online resource that allows high school students to prepare them for state standardized tests and college entrance exams. Last year, the Army awarded more than $280 million in ROTC scholarships for students in nearly 500 colleges and universities throughout the country.

About the Army Marketing and Research Group (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 choice.

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