DS2 is a proud supporter of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) hosted by Congressman Matt Gaetz at the STEM/Cyber Security Expo held on the University of West Florida Pensacola Campus. DS2 travelled to the 2019 CAC, where DS2's Vice President Richard Pruitt participated as a volunteer judge.
The Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education fields. This nationwide event allows students from across the country to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
This year’s winners included Blake Gaither from Sims Middle School, Grace Minton from South Walton High School, and Collin Padgett from Northwest Florida Collegiate High School. Congressman Gaetz stated "It is always exciting to see what our students are capable of, and this year exceeded my expectations...I am incredibly proud of our students for what they've accomplished. The future looks very bright!"
Click here for additional information on the CAC.
Inaugural FIRST® Tech Challenge AeroCoast League Championship Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) projects.
DS2 was asked to evaluate and judge each of the 13 participating teams and selecting the teams that best displayed the use of the engineering process, community engagement and support of STEM projects.
The DS2 Team was happy to support the 2019 IRONMAN Florida in Panama City Beach by volunteering to hand out water, Gatorade, and snacks to the participants.
The DS2 Team gives back during the 2019 Earth Day Beach Clean-Up!
DS2 attended the 2019 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando to learn more about the cutting edge of simulation and training technology.
DS2 recently announced facility build-out has begun on a new DS2 facility located in Valparaiso, FL which includes 4,500 sq. ft. for offices and development labs. In addition, specialty development of R&D space will be added in the 1st quarter of 2019.
DS2 co-sponsors the 2019 Annual Hunger Run 5K hosted by Bluewater Fitness held on Saturday, April 6, 2019.