NDIA STEM Opportunities 2019-09-11T11:56:09+00:00

The Goal:

Improving Math and Science Education in Central Florida

Thanks to your generosity, the CFL NDIA Chapter has contributed more than $70,000 toward STEM/college scholarships and other CFL STEM activities over the past 10 years.

These scholarships have gone to outstanding JROTC cadets at local high schools and Air Force and Army ROTC cadets at UCF.

We offer the opportunity for three NDIA member company sponsorships for each NDIA luncheon.

There are six planned luncheons for calendar year 2018 – providing 18 sponsorship opportunities for a contribution of $300 per company (per event); $1800 for the year of luncheons. With this contribution you will receive:

  • Your company logo in the luncheon program
  • Acknowledgement at the luncheon

  • An opportunity to leave a one-page marketing sheet on the tables (provided by the sponsor)

  • Two free luncheon spots per sponsor company with seats at the head table

We hope you will partner with us in support of this worthy cause.

Download STEM Scholarship Opportunity letter

2018 NDIA Luncheon Schedule

  • September 19, 2019 (NAWCTSD Speaker)

  • November 21, 2019 (USMC PM TRASYS Speaker)

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Youth Engineer Program at Jones High School

After attending our January luncheon, Mr. Gary Poole, an Engineering instructor at Jones High School, contacted NDIA CFL Secretary Matt Fair seeking financial assistance for one of their student programs. The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Junior Chapter was raising funds to attend the 45th Annual convention in Detroit, MI in February 2019. The NDIA CFL Board of Directors approved $250 in STEM funding to support Mr. Poole’s request. Like many school programs the NSBE must actively seek support from local businesses and organizations, like NDIA CFL, to achieve their extracurricular goals. See a Channel 9 feature on the group of exceptional students at this link.

OSC’s Middle School Professional Development Program

Each year, our chapter proceeds – earned from your generous sponsorships – are utilized to support a major STEM or scholarship endeavor in the Central Florida area. In 2019, we joined with NDIA at the national level and NTSA to grant the Orlando Science Center (OSC) $18K to educate and train middle school STEM instructors on new technologies. The program will enhance their current school curriculum to encourage students to pursue a modeling and simulation career path. This pilot program offers 15 teachers in Orange, Seminole and Osceola county five training sessions over nine months, four hours of OSC staff support at their school and a $100 tech package stipend for their classroom.