BEYA Stars and Stripes
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February 8-10, 2018 Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington DC, 20008 USA





BEYA Stars and Stripes Mentoring Program is a special component to the BEYA Conference, as it offers an invaluable experience where approximately 300 pre-college (middle and high school) students and engineering majors from local colleges and universities are able to engage nearly 100 flag officers of all Services in inspirational conversation, guidance and mentorship.

Created in February 2011 under the leadership of VADM (Ret) Anthony Winns and VADM (Ret) Walter Davis, the BEYA Stars and Stripes Mentoring Program is a two hour event where mentors not only speak to multiple groups of young people about leadership, STEM, and the rewards of military service, but take the time to deliver Service messages, build relationships, and serve as role models for influencers and prospective employees.

  “I believe students would greatly benefit from the BEYA Stars and Stripes Mentoring Program due to the encouragement and influence they’ll receive through discussions of leadership and professional development,” VADM (Ret) Anthony Winns said.

 BEYA Stars and Stripes Mentoring Program is a life-changing event for all student participants and mentors. During the event, there will be informative sessions that discuss leadership and professional development topics, which encourage students who are interested in STEM to continue their studies and strive for a STEM-related career. 

How to Participate

Contact Matt Bowman at or Ana Bertrand at

Which Schools are Involved

BEYA STEM Connections

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is the product of a partnership forged between the business community and Fairfax County Public Schools to improve education in science, mathematics, and technology.  It is one of the schools involved in the BEYA Stars and Stripes Sustained Mentoring Program.  Ms. Andrea Smith, the Thomas Jefferson High Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) administrator.

Dr. Glazer and Ms. Smith took part in the 2017 BEYA Stars and Stripes events. Both participated in the speed mentoring session and attended the awards dinner.

The Stars and Stripes Youth Mentorship Program takes place early in the evening and flag officers take part in mentoring sessions with high school and college students from the Washington metro area. The students are chosen  their by schools to take part in the mentoring program.


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