This past weekend, Altamira sponsored and participated in the 2017 Northern Virginia K-12 STEM Symposium. The event attracted almost 4,000 kids, parents, government and business leaders and was a huge success for everyone involved. Altamira employees and family members enjoyed engaging with kids from all over the DC Metro area in activities ranging from Hack My Drone, an ethical hacking project, to The Science of Slime, where kids (and even some adults) were able to create their own ball of slime. Our “Girls in STEM” program, an initiative started by Altamira to encourage girls to get involved in STEM-related courses and activities at a young age, was very well-received by both kids and parents alike.
“Altamira is driven by innovation. Providing encouragement and opportunities for girls to get involved in STEM at a young age is just one more way we are helping to ensure that innovation will thrive in the future,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, Chief Strategy Officer at Altamira. “Our initiatives will help these girls inevitably become the future women technology leaders in our country. Helping enhance and transform our collective future is why Girls in STEM is a priority.”