STEM Symposia

The LOFT U.S. Army STEM Leadership Symposium is a FREE leadership and workforce development program that provides career-path guidance, educational opportunities and connectivity for students and young professionals in the STEM fields.

The program features:

  • Dynamic, exclusive leadership trainings led by the U.S. Army, designed to help student-leaders define their role within their schools or organizations, and encourage them to make an impact on their communities.
  • Insightful panel of STEM professionals showcasing their different careers paths, and the resources and opportunities available for Latinos to enter the STEM fields.
  • Chance to network with professionals and other young Latinos interested in STEM.
  • Connectivity to a greater network of other Latinos in the LOFT network which includes tens of thousands across the country.

The training will include information about the seven Army values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage), and how these are used to create Army leaders. Participants will discuss the leaders that are influential in their lives, and will learn how these leaders become effective voices within their community. Using the “Be-Know-Do” model in conjunction with role playing exercises, students will learn how character, intellectual capacity and the manner in which a leader makes decisions, can influence a group. Participants will come away with a different understanding of what it takes to be a leader, including Army Strong.