Minh Tran nominated for DODEA Volunteer Excellence Award!


Congratulations to SAME Okinawa Chapter Vice President Minh Tran for his Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) Volunteer Excellence nomination!

Tran was nominated April 26, 2013 for the Award. As SAME Okinawa Chapter’s VP for Programs, Tran has been involved since 2011 in promoting National Engineers Week in the elementary and secondary schools of Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DODDS) Okinawa District.

In school year 2011-2012, Tran led SAME Okinawa Chapter in volunteering and facilitating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities in four schools. The number of students who participated totaled 950. In school year 2012-2013, Tran worked with nine schools, allowing 2,200 students to interact with 60 STEM professionals and participate in hands-on engineering challenges.

“Tran’s dedication¬† to increasing STEM awareness as well as providing a positive educational experience for our students is to be commended,” said Michael Thompson, Superintendent, Okinawa District, DODDS.


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