FMA Live! Teaches Military Students the Importance of STEM Education
As part of our Family blog series, every week we will cover a topic relevant to military and veteran families. Today we highlight FMA Live! – a unique one-of-a-kind show that teaches students the basic principles of physics and connects the dots between Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and the great job opportunities of the future.
In support of our nation’s military families, the FMA Live! Forces in Motion show kicked off their fall season by performing at a military-impacted school in Washington, DC. The show uses live actors, hip-hop music and dance, larger-than-life demonstrations, and audience participation to inspire teachers and military students to embrace STEM education.
FMA Live! was created in 2004 by Honeywell Hometown Solutions and NASA with the goal of using innovative methods to instill a passion for innovation and technology within our future workforce. FMA Live!, along with the Joining Forces Initiative, aim to cultivate the talent of our youth to ensure that our country is equipped with scientists need to meet the challenges of the next century.
“Our country shouldn't lose out on its most promising talent because the career path is untenable,” explained First Lady Michelle Obama. “So we have got to do everything we can to keep fueling this country's engine of innovation and discovery.”
To obtain this goal, we, as a nation, must do everything we can to reach out and equip our youth with the resources they need to pursue a STEM career. Programs, such as the FMA Live! Forces in Motion Show help to strengthen our role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological advancement.
On behalf of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the FMA Live! team and to all the individuals, groups, and organizations out there that are committed to educating our youth on the importance of STEM education.
Colonel Rich Morales is Executive Director of Joining Forces