Christopher Stone, PE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, LEED AP, has been named to the national MATHCOUNTS Foundation Board of Directors. Alexandria-based MATHCOUNTS works to increase student interest in mathematics by engaging middle school students of all ability and interest levels in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities.
“Math literacy is critical to so many STEM (science, technology engineering and mathematics) jobs in the knowledge economy. MATHCOUNTS serves to foster and strengthen math as a core building block and one that I think directly leads to innovation and critical thinking,” said Stone. “As a business leader, I believe MATHCOUNTS can help US students develop successful careers as problem solvers across a wide spectrum of fields and industries.”
Stone is President of Clark Nexsen, a national architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With more than 35 years of experience, Stone has been a strong advocate for the engineering profession on the local, state, and national level. From 2011-12, he served as president of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), having previously served as president of both the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE) and the Tidewater Chapter of VSPE. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers and has been named a Fellow with both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Stone holds a M.S. in Engineering from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute.
MATHCOUNTS was started in 1982 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and CNA Foundation as a competitive environment to increase middle school interest in mathematics. Through a partnership involving volunteers, educators, and industry sponsors, MATHCOUNTS helps more than 500,000 students nationwide participate annually at the school level through coaching and competitions.