Science Teaching Tools Award
Presented in Buenos Aires
The General San Martin Military Lyceum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, won the
Science Teaching Tools Award 2014 for
“Doing Robotics With Waste.” Rear Adm.
Emilio Nigoul, ARA (Ret.), chapter president, presented a check and certificate to
Col. Enrique Nogueira, director of the military, General San Martin Military Lyceum.
Col. Jorge Domenech, chief of Army Basic
Education; Lt. Col. Raul Cantaluppi, adviser of Army Basic Education; Eng. professor
Fernando Levalle; and Eng. professor Her-nan San Martin, in charge of the project,
were present at the ceremony in December.
The project allows for assembly of different
parts of robots using technological waste.
Chapter Has Change of Command
The chapter sends best wishes to outgoing executive vice president Kevin Smith
as he leaves the Shreveport-Bossier City,
Louisiana, area for work in Austin, Texas.
Smith, who served in the role for more
than eight years, was instrumental in
growing relationships with industry partners. He said, “Because of [those spon-sors], we’ve been able to hit our target of
putting on world-class events and raise
enough funds to give out at least $30,000
each year in scholarships … and we’ve targeted giving out, on average, about five
$2,000 teacher grants [every year]. We’ve
attracted the very best in speakers across
our industry, academia and government/
military partners.” Smith nominated Senior
Master Sgt. Barbara Schleben, USAF, Air
Force Global Strike Command Directorate of Communications at Barksdale, as
the interim executive vice president, and
she was confirmed in a vote by the general
membership at the monthly chapter luncheon in January.
Luncheon Features Guest
Speaker, Toy Donation
Col. Roger Standfield, USMC, assistant
chief of staff G- 6, I Marine Expeditionary
Force (MEF), was the guest speaker for
the December luncheon. Col. Standfield
spoke on Expeditionary Force 21 (EF- 21)
initiatives, which include improving how
the MEF supports the requirements of
geographic combatant commanders and
increasing flexibility to accomplish diverse
missions across the range of military operations. He discussed the changes to command and control execution required to
meet the objectives of EF- 21. Some of these
changes include exploration and development of a Naval fly-in command element
and Cyber/Electronic Warfare Coordination Cell (CEWCC); reduction of systems
with redundant capabilities; and the capability to control air and surface landing
sites across the modern littoral environment. Chapter guests for the luncheon
included Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Klepsa,
ALASKA—AT&T’s Electa Kean presents
Chapter President David Elder with a
$10,000 check in January for the chapter
to continue supporting growth in the
information technology fields.
ALASKA—Pat Shier, chief information
officer and associate vice chancellor of the
University of Alaska Anchorage, presents to
the chapter at its first luncheon of 2015.
ALASKA—Shier takes questions from the
audience at the January luncheon.
ALASKA—Chapter President David Elder (r)
presents Shier with a token of appreciation
for attending the January luncheon.
ARGENTINA—Rear Adm. Emilio Nigoul, ARA (Ret.), chapter president (third from r),
presents a check and certificate to Col. Enrique Nogueira, director of the military,
General San Martin Military Lyceum (c), in December.
ARKLATEX—Present at the January chapter board meeting to vote on an interim executive
vice president (l-r) are Benjamin Rosales; Lt. Chaim Shmuel Stitzer, USAF; outgoing
Executive Vice President Kevin Smith; Senior Master Sgt. Barbara Schleben, USAF; Master
Sgt. Alfred O’Connor; Brigette Melton of General Dynamics Information Technology; Lt.
Timothy Hoffman, USAF; and Joshua Fisher of General Dynamics Information Technology.