USSD Supports STEM Education In Denver


The individual speaking in the picture, above, Joe Saboe, Director of Denver Public Schools Career/Connect. Both Joe and Mary McGee, Senior Director of Major Gifts, Denver Public Schools Foundation attended the awards banquet. Joe is employed by DPS, Mary is a volunteer. Joe accepted a donation of $3.095 from USSD in support of STEM Education in the Denver school system.

The USSD has adopted as two of its key strategic goals, Cultivate and Advocate; championing the role of dam and levee systems in our society, and nurturing the growth of the community of practice. One way to do this can be to enhance the understanding and development of younger generations. In fact, our country has adopted this very cause in the promote the education of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in our schools.

The USSD Board of Directors discussed several options at its Denver annual board meeting. As a Board, it was agreed that USSD would sponsor a donation to the city of Denver, who is our host for this conference.

STEM powerpoint slide

The gift to the DPS STEM Program was an opportunity for all of us, members and guests, to give towards a worthy cause, and take part in the strategic goals to Advocate and Cultivate.

A donation €˜box' was at the door for all sessions, meetings, and workshops. All funds collected were given to the Denver STEM Program.


An important part of USSD's mission is to cultivate young people's interest in pursuing education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math - areas where as a nation we are falling behind in relation to the rest of the world. Every member and guest can lend a hand in supporting STEM education, particularly among schools with disadvantaged students, by making a small contribution to this effort during our annual meetings.