Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Edgewater Federal Solutions Open Two STEM Centers in Frederick County Public Schools

September 21, 2023 / / News





Frederick, MD (September 13) – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF), in partnership with techfrederick member, Edgewater Federal Solutions and Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS), hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration ceremony at Tuscarora Elementary School on Thursday, September 7. The event marked the launching of two STEM Centers in Frederick County, the second STEM center is located at Whittier Elementary School. The celebration included an all-school assembly followed by students demonstrating STEM activities in the school library.

“We’re thrilled to cut the ribbon on these interactive and inspiring STEM Centers with FCPS, and we’re excited to see how these centers will encourage and foster the next generation of STEM students,” said Lorelie Yockman, Co-Owner and Chief Administrative Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions. “In the same way that we strive to support our clients and employees, we’re passionate about making a positive difference in our community.”

“This state-of-the-art STEM Center will help meet a much-needed demand for resources,” said Steve Salem, President & CEO at the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. “We know that introducing these tools to students early on in their education will help them excel and expand their academic focus.”

To date, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has 354 fully operational, turnkey STEM programs in 20 states as well as 11 district-wide public-school systems, impacting nearly 100,000 kids with the help of over 2,000 teachers/educators/mentors. The centers provide opportunities for hands-on learning and exposure to start-of-the-art technology, inspiring a future generation of STEM workers thanks to the partnership.

“We are grateful for the work that Edgewater Federal Solutions and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has done to help advance STEM education for students in Frederick County,” said FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson. “Our students will benefit immensely from this partnership.

About Edgewater Federal Solutions:
Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2002 and has a long-standing record of excellence in supporting its federal customers. Edgewater assists over 30 federal and commercial customers with their IT, cybersecurity, and professional service needs. Its services include enterprise IT, cybersecurity, digital transformation and innovation, agile systems engineering and development, program management, data science and analytics, and professional services. Edgewater is a repeat awardee of the Washington Post Top Workplaces and a 5-time honoree as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company. Edgewater holds CMMI and ISO certifications, and its motto of “Our People… Your Edge” signifies the value and importance that the company holds for its employees. Visit for more information.

About Frederick County Public Schools:
The Frederick County Public School (FCPS) District’s mission is to inspire, innovate & motivate. FCPS serves more than 46,000 students and 280,000 residents in 12 municipalities spread across 667 square miles. FCPS provides a diverse and inclusive learning environment, where excellence in college and career preparedness are paramount. The commitment to our community is to provide exceptional education and equity for “every child, every day.”

About the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation:
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to strengthen America’s most underserved and distressed communities by supporting and advocating for children, building Youth Development Parks and STEM Centers, partnering with law enforcement and youth-service agencies, and addressing community needs through its national program initiatives.

Brooke Faulkner

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