We had an opportunity to represent the
work you have all done to a
international audience at the annual
National Defense Industrial Association
(NDIA) conference at the end of
February. Attending were some of the
highest ranking military leaders, the
managers of numerous major manufacturing
and engineering companies, and leading
academics and researchers.
|I was the primary speaker at the luncheon
for all attendees on the first full day
of the conference. I had 20 minutes to describe the overall
offerings of the FIRST programs, provide
details on the value of each, share the
work and success we've seen in our group
and our regional efforts (Maryland), and
then challenge the participants to get
involved in their regions and countries.
Any interested companies will be
directed to a contact at FIRST and then
forwarded to the appropriate regions or
The presentation benefitted FIRST
programs throughout the country.