STEM Professionals in the Classroom: Volunteering to Improve K-12 Education

February 2, 2010, 12:00 -1:30 PM
2168 Rayburn House Office Building

Summary

There is growing interest at the state and federal levels in increasing the involvement of active or late career science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals in K-12 education by sharing their content knowledge and hands-on experience into classroom or informal environments. As many states struggle to maintain their education budgets, increased use of alternative certification, informal and afterschool programs, and teacher mentoring opportunities are emerging as new avenues for scientists and engineers to contribute in K-12 environments. This briefing will explore ways to leverage STEM professionals to improve educational outcomes.

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Honorary Host

Speakers

Mary Kirchhoff
moderator

American Chemical Society
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Angela Baber
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
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Della Cronin
Washington Partners LLC
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http://acswebcontent.acs.org/flv/SC_Briefings/Feb_2_2010/cronin.flv

Robin Willner
IBM Corporation
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http://acswebcontent.acs.org/flv/SC_Briefings/Feb_2_2010/willner.flv

Francis Eberle
National Science Teachers Association
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http://acswebcontent.acs.org/flv/SC_Briefings/Feb_2_2010/eberle.flv

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