#KEM: Month of the Military Child & Raytheon’s Math Hero Awards

April is the Month of the Military Child.

KEM and Associates recognizes that as our U.S. Troops are called to serve, their families serve too.  We recognize the special sacrifices our military children make as they share their parents with the world in order to defend our way of life.

Raytheon’s Math Hero Awards are Open!

One way KEM is committed to our Military Children’s future is through promoting the best math and science teachers, approaches, & opportunities to begin a life long love of STEM learning.

Join KEM and Enter your favorite math or science teacher to win $2,500 through Raytheon’s Math Hero Awards.

  • Each year Raytheon recognizes up to 30 teachers as “Math Heroes” for their effective, innovative methods to promote student enthusiasm and achievement in math and science.
  • Nominated by students, parents and school administrators, these middle and high school math and science teachers are honored for using interactive and creative learning approaches to make math real and relatable for their students.

KEM STEM & Month of the Military Child Fun Facts:

  • KEM’s CEO, Ken Miller, became an Aerospace Engineer serving the Navy,  Air Force and supporting Defense firms after his Math Hero, Miss. Mary Flowers impacted his life.
  • KEM’s Director of Strategic Analysis & Communications, Lauren Longwell, is an Air Force Military Child who studied Chemistry before working to support the Defense and Aerospace arena after her Math Hero, Mr. Ronald Umbeck, impacted her life at Bishop Ireton High School.

#KEM Quarterly on Defense: President’s DoD FY 2016 Budget Proposal & Sequestration Impacts

The President’s DoD FY 2016 DoD Budget Proposal (PBR) provides $534B for the base budget and $51B in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding for a total of $585B. 

The PBR strives to reverse the decline in national defense spending over the past 5 years in order to counter threats while ensuring force readiness, capacity, capability & modernization.

KEM believes Sequestration’s funding levels degrade military readiness, force size & lives of our troops.


KEM Devoted to Fostering Excellence in Space – 58th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner

KEM privileged to attend the 58th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Washington Hilton.

KEM extends its highest congratulations and support of her future leadership in space to Sophia Porter, the winner of the National Space Club Keynote.  Ms. Porter’s awe inspiring accomplishments in space science are rivaled only by her service to humanity:

“I think it’s important to keep the balance between looking at the universe as a whole and then looking at humanity,” said  Sophia, “and realizing that we’re people and people aren’t perfect. Whereas the universe follows these concrete rules, people are much more colorful. And so, it’s a nice dichotomy. And it’s nice balance to really keep in mind.

And I think that’s a great outlook on life.”  Sophia Porter, 2015

The Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner is the major event of the Washington space calendar.  The National Space Club is devoted to fostering excellence in space activity through interaction between industry and government, and through a continuing program of educational support.

The National Space Club Keynote Scholarship was created in 2012 and is provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with the intention to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields.  Awards are offered to recognize significant achievements in space science and enterprise. Scholarships and other education support are a major focus of Club activity.

KEM is grateful for the ability to support and foster excellence in space activity and applauds all the outstanding individuals honored at the 59th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner for their accomplishments in spaceflight, engineering, science, management and education (STEM fields).