General Dynamics Launches Virtual High School STEM Competition
The General Dynamics Mission Systems Pittsfield site is launching a Virtual High School Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Competition taking place on Thursday, May 13th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. According to a media release from General Dynamics, all high school age students in the Berkshires and surrounding areas are invited and encouraged to participate.
Officials say that this is an excellent opportunity to introduce students to basic concepts of engineering, spark serious interest in STEM fields, and get acquainted with a major STEM employer in the region.
Participating students will use Tinkercad, a free online engineering tool, to work through and solve hardware and software related puzzles. Students can solve the puzzles anytime between now and May 13th. On May 13th, students will provide a 10-minute presentation of their solutions to the judges. Participating students will use Tinkercad, a free online engineering tool, to work through and solve hardware and software related puzzles.
To access full competition details, visit: https://sites.google.com/view/gdms-highschoolcompetition/competition/2021-competition.
To sign up, email STEM.Pittsfield@gd-ms.com.
General Dynamics Mission Systems is committed to advancing STEM education and inspiring the next generation of students to continue pushing the bounds of innovation. That’s why we have had volunteers work with Berkshires-based high schools to run a STEM competition as part of their annual curriculum for more than a decade. This year, like many other aspects of our lives, the competition has been reimagined and is purely virtual. A major benefit of this approach is that we can open the competition to a much wider group of students. ~ Carlo Zaffanella, Vice President and General Manager at General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, provides mission critical solutions to the challenges facing its defense, intelligence and cyber security customers across all domains.
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