FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Jan. 24, 2014) -- The Honolulu District and the government of American Samoa signed a Memorandum of Agreement today to formalize a partnership for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to sponsor STEM activities in American Samoa schools. The goal is to advance science, technology, engineering and math education in local schools. This partnership aligns with the focus of the White House, Department of Education, and the Chief of Engineers to prepare students for STEM careers in the 21st Century global economy. Signing the MOA for the Corps was Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Thomas D. Asbery (right) and signing for the government of American Samoa was American Samoa Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga (left).