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Lisa R. Ransom Attends STEM Ed Coalition Congressional Briefing

STEM Education 101:  Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Our nation’s current and future prosperity is directly tied to excellence in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science education ((the STEM fields).   American leadership demands having a world-class education system, focusing on 21st century skills and preparing the best workforce in the world.  Furthermore, the best, highest-paying jobs of today are nearly all in the STEM fields and these jobs demand problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, and out- of -the -box thinking – all skills that are best cultivated through high quality learning opportunities in STEM.   The event will highlight K-12, higher education, CTE, informal and afterschool, and workforce issues that have implications for STEM education – and the work of the 115th Congress.

Speakers:
Dr. David Evans, Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association (Moderator)
James Brown, Executive Director, STEM Education Coalition
Dr. Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director, American Society for Engineering Education
Domenic Giandomenico, Director of Government Relations, Project Lead The Way
Erik Peterson, Director of Government Affairs, Afterschool Alliance
Allyson Knox, Director of Education and Workforce Policy, Microsoft

Sponsors: STEM Education Coalition, Association for Computing Machinery, Education Development Center, National Science Teachers Association, North American Association for Environmental Education, Afterschool Alliance, American Society for Engineering Education, Battelle/STEMx, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, American Chemical Society, Campaign for Environmental Literacy, Society for Women Engineers

Thanks to Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for hosting the event.  

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