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#KEM Values Strength through Diversity: Honoring DoD STEM Contributions during National African American History Month & National Engineers’ Week

#KEM Value: STRENGTH THROUGH DIVERSITY

#KEM joins the nation in celebrating National African American History Month (1-26 February) and National Engineers’ Week (19-25 February).

We honor all African Americans who have served our armed forces and contributed significantly to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) legacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) cultivating a “stronger, more diverse” military and civilian force.

In the spirit of National African American History Month and National Engineers’ Week, #KEM stays committed to ensuring a diverse and well educated STEM future workforce.  We develop and promote diverse present and future Aerospace and Defense (A&D) STEM teams and industry leaders that create effective solutions as DoD challenges rapidly increase globally through the following activities:

 

Major General Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army, shares #KEM’s value of “Strength through Diversity” best in the below video: “The strength of our Army is when all service members are working together to accomplish a common goal”.

 

(Source: Defense.gov)

#KEM Honors Contributions of African Americans in #DoD by Expanding #STEM Opportunities with Intern Program

National Black History Month

#KEM takes a moment to reflect and give honor all the African Americans who have contributed and sacrificed to keeping our country safe.  We owe much gratitude to those who continue to work to ensure our country remains safe in dynamic times.

Honoring African Americans in DoD African Americans DOD

#KEM honors the contributions of African Americans in #DoD by supporting and expanding #STEM education programs as a key factor for our country to maintain its innovative and global leadership.

For four years #KEM has run a summer Intern Program focused on developing future innovators.  Our interns work on robust, real-world Aerospace and Defense media, research and analysis, and competitive intelligence projects.

KEM Intern Program

A key tenant to the #KEM intern program is to motivate students to pursue degrees and careers in #STEM to continue the legacy of our founder and CEO, Ken Miller, who started as an Aerospace Engineering Major at Mississippi State University then served over 35 years in the U.S. Government and now runs our recognized global Defense and Aerospace consulting practice.

KEM Intern Highlight

We are very proud of all our interns and their successes.

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Ken Miller (CEO) and Cameron Holmes (Intern) KEM and Associates LLC

One of our talented young professionals, Cameron Holmes, has interned for multiple years demonstrating himself as a dynamic, smart, and capable #KEM team member.  Each summer he continues to gain new skills, explore our capabilities, and connect with our corporate and industry leaders.  His work has been integral in building our new KEM marketing content and platforms, best practice and training repository, and competitive intelligence tracking.  Today, Cameron is a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore and now attends Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio majoring in Biomedical Engineering in the Biomechanics Track.

 

#KEM truly believes our interns like Cameron Holmes will change the world so we remain committed to honoring the contributions of African Americans in #DoD by continuing to expand #STEM education opportunities through the #KEM intern program.