Tuesday, May 20, 2008

CEE Discusses STEM Education and U.S. Competitiveness

CEE Discusses STEM Education and U.S. Competitiveness: On Wednesday, the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) held its Annual Congressional Luncheon featuring a panel discussion on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and the role this plays in international competitiveness. During the event, panelists Wes Bush of Northrup Grumman, Dr. Leah Jamieson of Purdue University and Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson of the NASA Advisory Council discussed the importance of emphasizing STEM education in K-12 schools, providing international STEM college and graduate students with U.S. citizenship opportunities and emphasizing the creative and innovative aspects of STEM education. CEE also took this opportunity to showcase some of the achievements made through its Research Science Institute (RSI) program. RSI is a partnership program between CEE and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that allows high school students to spend six weeks conducting research and attending college-level courses in STEM subjects.

More info at: http://www.science.house.gov/publications/hearings_markups_details.aspx?NewsID=2181


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