FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 23, 2013

Briefing focuses on role of legislature in promoting science education in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Reporters, scientists and the general public are invited to participate in an online briefing on July 30 about the future of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the state, and what the legislature is doing and can do to ensure that Tennessee is a national leader in this vital area. The briefing, sponsored by the Tennessee STEM Education Caucus, will be available on the Web and via conference call.

Formed in 2012, the caucus is the first state-level STEM education caucus in the nation. It provides information about STEM education for legislators, lawmakers and outside organizations. Speakers at the briefing will discuss past STEM legislation and the likelihood of additional bill passage. They will also address higher education initiatives reported by the governor, as well as the reasons why businesses are drawn to states that have a strong STEM workforce.

What: Online briefing about the current trends in STEM education legislation and the Tennessee STEM workforce. (webinar, conference call)

Where: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/458294850  

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 10 – 11 a.m.

 Speakers: Tennessee state legislators, STEM organizations and Governor’s office representatives

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