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Women's History Month Role Models

BEYA Community Service | STEM in Action
By USBE Online
Mar 17, 2014, 14:34

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Paige Lewter has a successful career with NAVAIR and works tirelessly to develop a new generation of STEM leaders. As an alumni member of the NSBE Patuxent River Alumni Extension Chapter, she served as student development chair, and coordinator and advisor for the Southern Maryland NSBE Jr. Chapter.

Lewter was pivotal in establishing the Southern Maryland NSBE Jr. Chapter. The chapter encourages middle school and high school students to pursue careers in engineering. She worked hard to get funding for students to attend NSBEís National Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Once there, the students participated in workshops and a science fair. She also made it possible for students to attend the BEYA conference in Washington, DC, where they participated in the STEM Carnival and the College and Career Fair.

She also dedicates time to The Ladies & Gentlemen of the Village organization, where she mentors students and tutors them in STEM subjects. She provides tutoring for students through The Smart Program.

ďWorking with children is one of my passions,Ē she said. ďI am a 24-year old and only 2.5 years in my career. I donít have that many years of experience, but thus far I would have to say the most important choices Iíve made are that Iíve found mentors. I think itís important to have a mentor at all stages of your career because they can provide great insight on issues that you are not familiar with,Ē Lewter said.

ďIíve also made the choice to take on roles and duties that challenge me. Of course itís easy to take the job that is less stressful but why not challenge yourself? Take on a role that will in the end, help you to grow and prepare you for the next stages in your career. It will prove to be very beneficial in the long run.Ē
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