In brief

In brief

  • We are committed to engaging and inspiring students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • Our people are creating a stronger future by volunteering with organizations such as FIRST Chesapeake and FIRST in Texas.
  • Learn why our people are passionate about developing the next generation of technology leaders. (Oh, and robots, too.)


At Accenture Federal Services, our people have a passion for helping shape tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

That’s why they are ardent supporters of programs such as FIRST, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring young people to lead and innovate in science and technology.

See how Accenture Federal Services is delivering on its commitment to education and opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to inspire today’s youth to positively change how the world works and lives in the future.

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One of FIRST’s three prominent events is the FIRST Robotics Competition program for high schoolers. Students form teams to build a robot (in just six weeks!) and experience the entire spectrum of innovation as well—from raising funds to creating a team brand to strategizing and assembling industrial-sized robots that perform in a live competition.

"FIRST is a chance for a student with any skill level to jump in and contribute something … they just need to have an imagination."

— Charlene Quaine, Business Integration and ARCH Manager – Accenture

Beyond STEM skills, FIRST teaches young people soft skills, such as the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and sense of self.

"FIRST gave me the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment and solve real-world challenges while staying true to my authentic self."

— Tiffany Wong, Systems Developer Specialist – Accenture Federal Services

FIRST volunteers have a front row seat to watch young minds shape ideas, work toward a common goal, use innovation and creativity and learn new skills that they can apply toward any career in their future.

"The experiences that these students walk away with are infinite. It really teaches them that nothing is impossible."

— Chris Bjornson, Chief Information Officer – Accenture Federal Services

About the Authors

Chris Bjornson

Chief Information Officer – Accenture Federal Services


Tiffany Wong

Systems Developer Specialist – Accenture Federal Services


Jarrett Cravey

Director XDR/MSS – Accenture Federal Services


Martin Hobson

Software Developer Manager – Accenture Federal Services


Charlene Quaine

Business Integration and ARCH Manager – Accenture

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