NSWC PCD Science Brothers Earn STEM Outreach Award

Story Number: NNS160602-16Release Date: 6/2/2016 12:34:00 PM
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From Office of Congressional & Public Affairs (Code 1031)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) -- The "Science Brothers," based out of Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, were named the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter for third quarter, fiscal year 2016.

The Science Brothers team consists of the following members: Project Lead Bill Porter; Deputy Lead Dan Flisek; Mentor Ed Linsenmeyer and team members Gavin Taylor, Kinsey Naud, and Rachel Ivy.

The Science Brothers is a nonprofit outreach program aimed at sparking elementary school students' interest in STEM activities and offers free, engaging presentations to schools and community organizations. Two main NSWC Panama City Division employees, Flisek and Porter, are the faces of the science demonstrations and shows, but behind the scenes reside a dedicated team of federal civil servants with one focus -- educating school-aged children about the fun of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

"We are very excited and honored to receive this award," said Porter. "We work very hard and the students are very receptive. It's very nice to be recognized for what we do."

"If you see Bill Porter, Dan Flisek, Gavin Taylor, Kinsey Naud, and Rachel Ivy around campus, don't forget to congratulate and thank them for putting on a very entertaining show for all ages that showcases for elementary school students how fun and exciting science can be," said NSWC PCD Technical Director Ed Stewart (SES). "I am confident that there are young students who will one day come to work at PCD because they were inspired at one of the Science Brothers shows. Special thanks to Ed Linsenmeyer for serving as mentor."

The Science Brothers formed March 1, 2011, and continue to be requested by schools, military commands, and organizations to conduct their STEM outreach presentations across the United States.

The STEM Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter award ceremony will be held at the Pentagon at the end of June 2016.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more information about the Science Brothers, visit: http://www.sciencebrothers.org/.

For more news from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, visit www.navy.mil/local/NSWC/.

Science Brothers Promote STEM
Navy Physicist Dan Flisek and Engineer Bill Porter perform their "Walk the Dog" demonstration in front of elementary school children as part of Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Outreach. 120426-N-CM547-004. (RELEASED). U.S. Navy photo by Dan Broadstreet.
June 2, 2016
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