March 22 Event Makes the Case: College and Career Readiness Demand Good Preparation in STEM
NSF-sponsored workshop in Baltimore brings together educators and education researchers to share evidence-based practices for improving student performance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Experts in the realm of STEM education are coming to Baltimore on March 22 to offer successful evidenced-based practices for STEM teaching and learning among K-12 students. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is the setting for the all-day colloquium, which has a special focus on college and career readiness. Sessions include:
A full agenda for the day is accessible at the Successful STEM Education website. The website also links to free downloads of two reports funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and developed by the National Research Council. The Baltimore workshop is the latest in a series of workshops sponsored by NSF to bring the recommendations of the reports--Successful K-12 STEM Education and Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing?--to state and district superintendents, principals, teachers and education researchers.
Media can contact Maria Zacharias at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-292-8454 regarding attending any of the sessions or arranging interviews with participants.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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