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April 2015

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Mass. Life Sciences Center CEO Addresses Diversity with STEM EducatorsDear STEM Supporters,

We are excited to report that a $5 million gift from The Gordon Foundation, established by Sophia and Bernard M. Gordon, will significantly expand our ability to transform engineering education nationwide. This new gift builds on achievements of our National Center for Technological Literacy®, made possible by a $20 million Gordon gift in 2006.

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Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team

THE NATION


Senate Committee Narrowly Adopts STEM Education Amendment

A bipartisan STEM education amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, adopted by a 12-10 voice vote, reworks the existing U.S. Department of Education Math Science Partnership to be STEM-inclusive, including engineering and computer science. The Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved the bill 22-0.

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Three STEM Conference Keynotes Focus on Museum Curriculum

The award-winning Engineering is Elementary® curriculum developed at the Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® was the focus of three keynote presentations by Museum vice president and EiE director Christine Cunningham.

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NCTL Addresses STEM Education in Northern Ireland


In February, Yvonne Spicer, NCTL vice president of advocacy and educational partnerships, highlighted the Museum's innovative STEM outreach at two STEM Master Class events as part of the inaugural Northern Ireland Science Festival.

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STATE NEWS


Mass. Life Sciences Center CEO Addresses Diversity with STEM Educators Mass. Life Sciences Center CEO Addresses Diversity with STEM Educators

In March, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center founding president and CEO Susan Windham-Bannister told teachers and superintendents from Massachusetts and New Hampshire school districts at the 10th anniversary of the Museum's Gateway Project, "We need a talented workforce regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and zip code."

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Engineering is Elementary Transforms Kentucky Educator


When Tully Elementary School teacher Laura Keeling tried the Museum's Engineering is Elementary® curriculum with her third graders, she "learned so much that people now sometimes ask me if I'm an engineer!" She's also helped introduce engineering to hundreds of other students.

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


NCTL Presents National Science Foundation Projects on Capitol Hill

On April 29: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, the Museum's NCTL will share two NSF-funded STEM educational projects at the 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition & Reception on Capitol Hill: the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and the "Building with Biology" project.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- STEM Education Amendment
- STEM Conference Keynotes on EiE
- NCTL on STEM in Northern Ireland

STATE NEWS
- Mass. Life Sciences Center on Diversity
- EiE Transforms Kentucky Teacher

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- NCTL Presents NSF Projects on Capitol Hill!

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News of the NCTL's Engineering the Future® high school curriculum.


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GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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