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Altamira Brings “Girls in STEM” to the 2017 Northern Virginia K-12 STEM Symposium

McLean, VA, Feb 27, 2017—Altamira Technologies Corporation (Altamira) is proud to be one of the key sponsors of the fourth annual K-12 STEM Symposium, which will take place 9am-3pm Saturday March 25 at the Nysmith School in Herndon, VA. The event represents the largest K-12 STEM Symposium in Northern Virginia and brings together students, parents, and teachers with industry experts to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and impactful careers.

As part of our platinum sponsorship, Altamira will build an interactive exhibit showcasing “Girls in STEM.” Altamira’s designated wing at the event will recognize the contributions of leading women in STEM fields and encourage young women to meaningfully engage with STEM subjects through educational programs and activities.

“As the K-12 STEM Symposium enters its fourth year, Altamira is proud to highlight the achievements of women in STEM professions,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Altamira. “Inspiring young women to become engaged in STEM related activities and following careers has long been a personal passion of ours. The success we’ve seen as a nation over the past handful of years has been amazing but there is more we can do. Our support enables future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to pursue groundbreaking careers and strive toward innovation.”

Altamira will be hosting a variety of activities though its anchor exhibit aims to engage all attendees through a cutting edge “Hack my Drone” hands-on project. At the event elementary, middle, and high school students will be encouraged to participate in activities featuring robotics teams, flight simulator competitions, 3D printers, and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about computer coding, space, drones, connected cars, and healthcare technology. Beyond the interactive exhibits, speakers will illuminate the path toward STEM professions by discussing careers in industry, government, and academia.

As a committed member of the National Capital Region STEM community, Altamira is honored to join fellow business, education, non-profit and government leaders in supporting the 2017 Northern Virginia K-12 STEM Symposium.

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Altamira brings a commercial mindset to solving the most complex national security problems by delivering mission application development, multi-intelligence analysis, cyber operations, and big data solutions to the U.S Defense and Intelligence Communities.  Altamira’s culture of innovation and excellence, and mid-market-size, positions us as the premier next generation leader bringing technology solutions to mission.