Congratulations Luis Valcourt-Colón of NAVSEA, recipient of a 2021 STEM Hero Award!
Luis Valcourt-Colón is the Lead Software Developer for the Battle Management System at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. He also serves as the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Lead for the SeaPerch Program, a STEM outreach program designed to unite science and engineering professionals with middle and high school students and teachers.
Mr. Valcourt-Colón has used his professional work and partnerships to enhance his effectiveness as a SeaPerch collaborator and mentor, expanding his area of impact from 4 local school districts to 40 schools in Virginia and 10 schools in Puerto Rico. He’s proven quite effective at introducing innovative ideas and engaging students and teachers, and this skill has allowed him to take what started as a very small outreach program within the local vicinity of Dahlgren, Virginia and grow it into one of the most active and effective STEM programs Naval Surface Warfare Center, engaging over 350 students and 40 teachers of across multiple nationalities and ethnicities.
Luis will be featured at “Commitment to Country,” the professional awards showcase on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, during week 2 of the GMIS