AFCEA Educational Foundation’s Cycle for STEM

Cycle for STEM is a program of the AFCEA Educational Foundation that increases awareness of the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and raises funds for scholarships that advance those fields of study. The efforts culminate in an annual cycling event that traverses 335 miles over six days, following the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. In addition, four-day and one-day ride options are available, providing opportunities for more riders to take part. Participants fundraise to preset goals and promote the STEM education cause along the trail. This type of study is critical to the advancement of U.S. and international society and interests. It sits at the core of national security and economic prosperity worldwide. Student performance in STEM fields must improve for the economies to thrive in the future. Without proper teaching in these fields, innovation and the development of new capabilities will suffer. The issue is so pressing that the White House began a major push in 2009 to

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