Twenty-four Harford County Public Schools students receive certificates for completing APG’s RISE program



Twenty-four Harford County Public Schools students received certificates for completing APG’s RISE rogram. Here are the details:


APG Senior Commander congratulates students who RISE

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MARYLAND (July 21, 2015) – U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) CECOM Commanding General and Aberdeen Proving Ground Senior Installation Commander Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford congratulated and presented certificates to 24 students from Harford County Public Schools for completion of the Real-world Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE) Program on Friday, July 17, 2015.

“What makes me proudest about being the commander of APG is we touch 20,000 students each and every year over three metropolitan areas,” said Crawford during the ceremony. “The folks that are part of this program – – the trusted professionals serving this nation, giving back to our youth, sitting in this room — they are the true heroes and stars of a place that I’m lucky to find myself in.”

The APG RISE Program is a partnership between U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, and CECOM. The two-week, in-laboratory, experience was developed for rising eleventh-grade students interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) fields, who might otherwise lack inroads. Students are selected for the program by their school’s educators and counselors based on aptitude and interest. Selected students are assigned to working labs where they are mentored by professional Army engineers and scientists as they complete results-oriented, real-world assignments. In addition, students attend a four-part leadership series designed to help them identify and develop the relevant professional skills that, when coupled with technical acumen, will lead them to success.