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STEM NAF Advisory Board

  • Engage Students and Educators in Career Awareness and Exploration

  • Develop Work-Based Learning Activities

  • Sustain Academies with Training and Fundraising

Our Mission: The STEM Advisory Board promotes community/industry/stakeholder awareness and interdisciplinary learning to connect the classroom with the real world, prepare students for post-secondary education, foster innovation and encourage passion.

 

STEM EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Miami industry and community leaders partner with Miami NAF Academies, aligning their industry expertise, community leadership, and pipeline development needs to transform the high school experience.

Chair: James E. Osteen, Jr.

South Florida Digital Alliance, Director of Community Initiatives

Vice Chair: Albert Sosa

HNTB, Vice President

Secretary: Sandra Hodge

STANTEC Consulting, Public Information Officer

Treasurer: Omelio Ramirez

Miami Dade College – InterAmerican Campus, CIO

STEM Board Roster

Minutes, Strategic Plans and Bylaws

 

STEM Advisory Board Members coordinate, sponsor and participate in many student and teacher activities:

  • Annual "Groundhog" Job Shadow Day
  • Industry Tours
  • Provide Internships for Summer Youth Internship Program
  • Review and guidance on Internship Preparation Course
  • Guest Classroom Speakers & Campus Career Fairs
  • "Day in the Life of a Nurse"
  • eMerge Conference
  • CIO Annual Golf Tournament - Fundraiser and Scholarship Awards
  • Cybersecurity Day hosted by Miami Dade College
  • Cybersecurity Day hosted by NOVA
  • CyberPatriot Competition
  • Miami Dade College EnTEC Summer Camps
  • Annual NAF Mega Student Industry Conference Breakout Sessions
  • Give Miami Day Fundraiser
  • Career Experiential Workshops
  • FIU Engineering Expo
  • Academy Capstone Project Reviews
  • Mock Job Interviews
  • Advise on Curriculum
  • Program Review of .Net IT Academy
  • FIU StartUp Activities
  • Training of Teachers for Industry Certification

ACADEMIES OF ENGINEERING

Using nationally acclaimed Project Lead the Way curriculum, studies include Civil, Aerospace, Mechanical and Architectural.

ACADEMIES OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Academy studies include areas of Dental, Emergency, Home Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Vision.

ACADEMIES OF IT

Academy studies include areas of Digital Design, Programming, Gaming, Network Systems, Web Development.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

GROUND HOG JOB SHADOW DAY

NAF MEGA STUDENT INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

You have the power to prepare future leaders and widen the workforce pipeline with knowledgeable, diverse, and driven talent.

  • Volunteer at Schools

  • Lead Workshop

  • Host Job Shadow Day

  • Hire Summer Intern

  • Join Advisory Board

  • Make a Donation