Swing for STEM Tees Off!

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The Inaugural Swing for STEM Golf Tournament teed off Wednesday at Birdwood Golf Course in Charlottesville. The event, hosted by AFCEA Central Virginia, aimed to raise money for their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship and grant fund.

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Teams from MITRE, Booz Allen Hamilton, MDA Information Systems, the UVA Foundation, PVCC, and others came together for a relaxed round of golf, lunch, and networking.

Prizes were awarded for the first place team (Booz Allen Hamilton), longest drive (Mitch Sims) and closest to the pin (Doug Maldanado and Dean Strong).

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STEM scholarships and grants are awarded on an annual basis. Last year’s recipients included teachers Matt Shields (Charlottesville High School) and Alecia Mullins (Madison County High School), and students at Liberty University.

AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) International is a non-profit membership association that serves military, government, industry and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in varied fields. The Central Virginia Chapter of AFCEA is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. The chapter invests in workforce development by providing STEM scholarships and grants to Virginia students and teachers at all education levels. AFCEA CeVA serves the defense/intelligence industry in the Greater Charlottesville area to include several local contractors and small businesses and the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Ground Intelligence Center, National Geospatial Intelligence Center, and US Army.

The UVA Research Park  sponsored the golf tournament and underwrites monthly AFCEA luncheons held at the Park. Proceeds from the luncheons also benefit the STEM scholarship and grant fund.

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The following sponsors made this event possible:

APTIMA, BAR-G FITNESS, BATTELLE, BEST WESTERN AIRPORT INN & SUITES, BIRDWOOD GOLF COURSE, BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON, CHARLOTTESVILLE GOLF CENTER, FIRST CITIZENS BANK, SRC, UVA APPLIED RESEARCH INSTITUTE, and UVA RESEARCH PARK

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