BlueVoyant Empowers Next Generation of the STEM Workforce

BlueVoyant Empowers Next Generation of the STEM Workforce

BlueVoyant, a leading global cybersecurity firm, is honored to team up with the Transforming Lives Community Development Corporation to deliver new career opportunities to budding professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Working with STEMcx, the education arm of TLCDC, BlueVoyant is proudly helping expose students from underrepresented areas to STEM fields.

On Saturday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET at the New Psalmist Baptist Church (6020 Marian Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215), 44 Baltimore-area high school students will display computer coding projects and research poster presentations as a culmination to three summer internships hosted by STEMcx and its partners. Topic areas of the projects and presentations will include computer coding, environmental justice, bioethics, and more.

The sponsors of the internships – BlueVoyant, the U.S. Department of Education, BGE, the Annie Casey Foundation, and the New Venture fund, realize the importance of investing in these talented students in assuring a more diverse STEM workforce in the future. Mayor Brandon Scott’s chief of staff, Marvin James, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin’s Community Outreach Director, Rev. Jerome Stephens, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s Baltimore City Regional Director, Elonna B. Jones, and the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Assistant Secretary, Bobbie James, Esq. will be on hand to congratulate the students.

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“The issue of diversity in STEM is something that has been well-documented for as long as we can remember. The time is now to put educational programs into action that deliver beneficial results in rectifying the gaps in this field” said Sangya Sharma, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Human Resource Officer at BlueVoyant and STEMcx partner. BlueVoyant, an industry-leading cyber defense company converging internal and external security, is sponsoring the computer coding internship for the third summer in a row.

Internships offering minorities first-hand experience in STEM fields and valuable networking opportunities will help to diversify the STEM workforce. TLCDC and STEMcx are proud to be a part of that change.

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