Wednesday, July 27, 2016
2:00 p.m. ET
When considering where to look for program funding, science center and museum staff rarely look to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) or to State Departments of Education as potential sources of support. Please join ASTC and Dr. Ellen Lettvin Robert, Noyce Senior Fellow in Informal STEM Learning at the U.S. Department of Education, on Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET to learn more about the many funding opportunities from the Department of Education that include STEM as a priority. In this hour-long webinar, we will discuss the goals of the Office of STEM Initiatives at the Department of Education, which seeks to:
- Maximize access to high-quality STEM education for all students from pre-k through post-secondary both inside and outside the classroom,
- Inspire and prepare students to achieve proficiency in the STEM disciplines, and to consider pursuing careers in STEM fields,
- Support museum educators to ensure that they have access to the tools and resources they need to help prepare youth with the STEM skills needed for higher education, career and life,
- Identify innovative and scalable approaches and research strategies that improve the effectiveness of STEM education in informal learning environments, and support their implementation.
For more information or if you have any questions, contact Wendy Hancock, firstname.lastname@example.org.