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Media Advisory 10-022

Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators

National Science Board releases report aimed at identifying and developing the nation's human capital

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The National Science Board is releasing a new report during a press conference on Sept. 15, 2010.

September 8, 2010

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The National Science Board is releasing a new report, "Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing our Nation's Human Capital," during a press conference at the National Press Club on September 15, 2010 at 9:45 a.m.

The development of our nation's human capital through our education system is an essential building block for future innovation. Currently, the abilities of far too many of America's young men and women go unrecognized and underdeveloped, and, thus, they fail to reach their full potential. This represents a loss for both the individual and society. There are students with high potential from every demographic and from every part of our country, who with hard work and the proper educational opportunities, will form the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) innovators. The National Science Board (Board) believes that the recommendations set forth in this report will help ensure a legacy of continued prosperity and a renewed aspiration towards equity and excellence in U.S. STEM education.

What:"Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing our Nation's Human Capital"

  • National Science Board Members, Dr. Ray Bowen (Chairman) and Dr. Camilla Benbow (STEM Innovators Project Lead)
  • Dr. Cora Marrett (Acting NSF Director)
  • Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy (Acting Assistant Director, NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources)
When:September 15, 2010, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
(Light refreshments will be available
beginning at 9:15 a.m.)

Where:The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045 (map)

RSVP: Media interested in attending should contact the National Science Board at
or call (703)-292-7000


Media Contacts
Maria C. Zacharias, NSF, (703) 292-8454, email:

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