Students pursuing opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are filling a critical need for the nation and as future leaders, as they will be entrusted with significant responsibilities and decisions that can have a far reaching impact on society. The Tribute to Valor Foundation C.a.S.E program brings a critical resource, perspective and call to action to help shape and influence in a positive and dynamic way, students pursuing opportunities in STEM. The intent of our C.a.S.E. program is to inspire students to view STEM through a unique lens and to take a critical look at STEM as an opportunity to pursue. Working with educators and administrators, we will provide opportunities for students to participate in programs that enhance their understanding of STEM and Character Education. The result is a unique and powerful experience that engages and encourages students to embrace and incorporate the values of character in their lives.
While the Tribute to Valor Foundation’s primary focus is on students engaged in STEM curriculum, we also look for opportunities to impact and influence students not involved in STEM, to learn about those opportunities and the indelible and positive impact STEM can have on the lives of others. Technologies such as the iBOT mobility system, the Trax Chair and the Exsoskeleton have been vital to enhancing mobility and independence for many disabled men and women, including many of our nation’s veterans.
We provide students with opportunities to meet and learn from wounded, ill, or injured service members, and understand the importance of STEM and how new technologies have been critical to improving their quality of life and that of their families. Engaging young people with these veterans gives the student a unique perspective of the positive impact STEM can make in the lives of others.