Upcoming Event: National Center for Science and Civic Engagement Event on STEM Education
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement’s annual Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session features presentations by educators and undergraduate students on improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by connecting course content to issues of civic importance. The program will feature a keynote talk by Ira Flatow and Flora Lichtman of Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, poster presentations on campus projects and results, discussions on connecting formal and informal science education, interdisciplinary faculty collaborations at the United States Military Academy, and examples of student initiatives. Posters will be presented by educators and students who have been involved with the National Science Foundation supported SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) initiative.
The symposium will begin with an evening reception at the Koshland Museum of Science in downtown Washington, DC on March 11, 2012. Symposium sessions will continue on March 12 and 13 on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office Building. Dr. Martin Storksdieck, director of the Board on Science Education, will provide opening remarks for events on March 12.
A detailed schedule and additional symposium information, is available here.
April 18 Event: Bayer to Host Timely Forum on STEM Diversity and U.S. Higher Education at the National Press Club in April
Bayer will host “Bridging the Gap: Recruiting, Retaining and Reinvigorating College STEM Programs,” a half-day forum on the state of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) diversity at U.S. colleges today. It is slated for Wednesday, April 18 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
As the nation struggles to attract more women, African-Americans, Hispanics and American Indians to its STEM fields, the forum will examine the undergraduate college environment in which these students make their career decisions. It will feature a national panel of experts who will share their knowledge, insights and analysis, while also presenting best practice models of college STEM diversity programs. Dr. Mae C. Jemison, Bayer’s longtime national Making Science Make Sense(r) spokesperson, will moderate.
To register to attend, please check here