This week’s focus on Women in STEM is on education.  It highlights the importance of layering STEM into all levels of education, including at the elementary and middle school levels.

     Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan, USAF, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4), stresses the importance of working to increase the popularity of STEM education – particularly among girls – as disciplines that are creative, relevant and fun. “We need to start attracting people at a very young age, which means we have to invest in mentoring and engagement programs where we get out as early as possible in elementary schools and get youngsters interested in the technology.”  Read the interview at http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=WomeninEducation.

     Join AFCEA today!  Be part of the solution to bring more women into STEM fields. Compared to the cost of joining other women-focused technology professional organizations, AFCEA membership is extremely affordable at $50.

     Women who become AFCEA members between May 10 and July 18 will be entered in a drawing to win prizes.  We gained 40 new female AFCEANs this past week due to our members’ excellent work in spreading the message. Let’s increase that number this week!

     Women in AFCEA offers opportunities for women to get involved at all levels of the association.  Whether through events, discussions and participation at the local or AFCEA International level, see how you can make a difference!