The U.S. Army’s unique partnership with NJSBA in support of STEAM education – science, technology, engineering, the arts and math – was the focus of a May 15 meeting at Association headquarters with Major General Jeffrey J. Snow, worldwide commander of U.S. Army recruiting. General Snow is interested in replicating the partnership in other states. 

Pictured are (l-r, front row) Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director, NJSBA; Major General Jeffrey J. Snow; Daniel T. Sinclair, NJSBA president; and Brandon Pugh, NJSBA vice-president for legislation and resolutions. In the back row (l-r) are Vincent DeLucia, NJSBA educator-in-residence; Lt. Col Keith Bryant, commander of the Army’s Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion; John Henry, NJSBA STEAM and sustainable schools specialist;  Colonel Dina Wandler, Commander, 1st Recruiting Brigade, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; Donald Webster Jr., NJSBA immediate past president; Patrice Maillet, NJSBA director of business development; and Sergeant First Class Joshua Simpson, NJSBA’s U.S. Army I-STEAM education specialist.
Discussion topics included collaborative efforts resulting from the U.S. Army-NJSBA partnership, such as the successful STEAM Tank challenge.