Robins Air Force Base, 21st Century Partnership team up to foster STEM

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Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and the 21st Century Partnership came together to officially establish an enduring partnership to drive STEM efforts in our schools across the Middle Georgia region.

Both parties will combine their efforts, knowledge, and years of experience to extend Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics outreach to more of Middle Georgia. They are teaming to bring that experience to students and the community through programs, STEM education and mentorship. The shared vision of this partnership is to increase positive STEM exposure at the middle, junior high, high school and college levels - to increase the number of potential future STEM workforce members for Robins AFB and the Middle Georgia community.

The 78th Air Base Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center Engineering Operating Location-Robins STEM Outreach Office, and the 21st Century Partnership Middle Georgia STEM Alliance established and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to codify the relationship July 18. The agreement was signed by Edward Ayer, Department of the Air Force Director of Engineering and Technical Management OL-Robins, John Kubinec, 21st Century Partnership CEO, and Col. Lindsay Droz, Robins Installation and 78th Air Base Wing commander, recognizing the support each organization has in forwarding these efforts.

“With all organizations highly involved in various STEM efforts and events in and around the Middle Georgia area, this MOU will create opportunities in STEM Outreach activities to the communities within and around the Middle Georgia area,” said Charles Goolsby Jr., AFSC/EN Robins STEM Coordinator. “The MOU identifies the general roles and responsibilities of the parties per the agreement, and lays a unified way forward in cooperating and working together to achieve the ultimate goals.”