On Friday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., NJSBA is conducting a field trip to participate in hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises of U.S. Army Field-Based Risk Reduction (FBRR) at CERDEC Ground Activity (CGA) at Fort Dix. (CERDEC stands for Communications Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.)

School officials are invited to attend to learn how the work performed at CGA can help support leadership decisions relating to the implementation of iSTEAM curriculum and professional development in districts. There is no cost to attend this program, which offers four Board Member Academy credits.

School officials will interact with CGA’s engineers and learn how the U.S. Army creates state-of-the-art FBRR solutions for the U.S. Army soldier’s operational needs.

Program features will include:

  • Tour of CERDEC Ground Activity
  • Lesson on what FBRR is and why it is important
  • Participation in collaborative real world problem-solving with CGA Engineers
  • Hands-on demonstrations of rapid prototyping using 3D print technology, communications networks and data collection
  • Information on how the Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) can become transferable job skills and job opportunities to enhance district iSTEAM plan

Member Registration School board members and other district staff that have previously been reported to NJSBA in the district census form may register themselves online through the NJSBA website for this training program. Online registration requires a password. If you need to retrieve your password, please click here.

Non-Member Registration Additional district staff members are welcome to register online through Eventbrite.

All registrants must be U.S. citizens and be able to prove citizenship at the facility entrance.

For questions regarding registration, please email the NJSBA Member Services Unit.

Important Transportation Information Transportation will be provided for this program, and registrants will be contacted individually by their assigned transportation representative to arrange pick-up time and location by July 8. The morning departure time will be determined by location. 

Who Should Attend? In addition to school board members, member charter school trustees, business administrators, and superintendents, all district staff members who play a role in iSTEAM implementation are welcome to attend.

For questions or more information on this program, please contact Sergeant First Class George Johnson, U.S. Army STEM education specialist.  For future STEAM related events and tours contact John Henry, NJSBA STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist.