IEEE-USA Supports The Big Hoopla as a Silver Sponsor

With volunteer support from the IEEE Dayton Section, IEEE-USA sponsored The Big Hoopla, a set of events opening the “First Four” as part of the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament 13-16 March in Dayton, Ohio.

The Big Hoopla STEM Challenge – Sunday, 13 March

IEEE-USA was at the Big Hoopla STEM Challenge on Sunday, 13 March. An estimated 3,000 parents and children attended, many of whom visited IEEE-USA’s booth to engage in STEM activities and learn more about technology careers. More than 15 IEEE volunteers participated from the Dayton area (including the University of Dayton Student Section), Cincinnati and even Columbus.

The event, which is The Big Hoopla’s anchor event, tied together the excitement and passion for college basketball to the power of STEM education. Regional and national partners, including IEEE-USA, were on-site to engage students with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math demonstrations.

The Big Hoopla Ticket Program

As a Silver Sponsor, IEEE-USA was proud to support a one-of-a-kind experience — NCAA Tournament tickets, free-of-charge —t o those who truly deserve it, including our military service people, their families, and local students. IEEE-USA’s sponsorship also made possible the donation of 80 NCAA First Four game tickets for Military active-duty servicemen and their families at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.