On Friday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 at CERDEC Ground Activity (CGA) at Fort Dix Range 1 in New Egypt, New Jersey. (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 I-STEAM curriculum and professional development in districts. There is no cost to attend this program, which offers 4 Board Member Academy credits.

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

Program features will include:

  • Tour of CERDEC Ground Activity
  • Learn what Field-Based Risk Reduction is and why it is important
  • Participate in collaborative real world problem-solving with CGA engineers
  • Hands-on demonstrations of rapid prototyping using 3D print technology for integration, cyber activity and tactical vehicle demos, communications, and networking certifications from military experience; and
  • Find out how the military occupational specialties (MOS) can become transferable job skills and job opportunities to enhance your district’s I-STEAM 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 NJSBA.

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

More Information Seating for this program is limited to 60 registrants. The registration deadline is Friday, June 2.

For questions or more information on this program, please contact Sergeant First Class Joshua Simpson, U.S. Army I-STEAM education specialist.