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May 13, 2024
Hampton, VA - Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command (NMCFHPC) participated in the Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International (AFCEA) Tidewater Chapter, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) day at the Tidewater Integrated Combat Symposium (TWICS) May 8, 2024. The event, held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, in Hampton, Virginia, was aimed at providing students with hands-on interactions and expose them to potential career pathways. NMCFHPC staff established a booth to educate the students about gravity and buoyancy, as well as robotics, computer programming, and cybersecurity. During the event, Andrew Bishop, director deputy of laboratory services at Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command, educates a student about gravity and buoyancy. This station was held to inform students how life preservers work. The density of a substance is its mass divided by the volume. At the station there were four balls with the same volume but different masses. The balls with greater mass have greater weight and density. Density is how much stuff is packed into a volume. The balls with a density greater than water will sink, and the balls with a density less than water will float. (Navy photo by Desmond Martin)


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