Europe District adopts DoDEA students
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District “adopts” three Department of Defense Education Activity students from Wiesbaden Middle School Nov. 19 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Pete Greig, Chuck Oliver and Isabella Lee, won the 2013 USACE Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, Essay Contest for sixth, seventh and eighth grade-classes, respectively. To celebrate their interest in STEM and learn about possible career paths, the trio spent the day with district leadership and subject matter experts. Lt. Col. Andy Hemphill, deputy district commander, welcomed the students and presented them with certificates of achievement and commander’s coins. The day's activities also included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, SME presentations, a hands-on sampling activity and a site visit to an active construction project on Clay Kaserne. The three students were selected by a panel of DoDEA judges for their exceptional writing in describing the future of STEM in a 350-500 word essay submitted for the contest, a new Europe District STEM activity this year. USACE and DoDEA are formally partnering to advance STEM in DoDEA classrooms around the world.

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