STEM: Strengthening education, and the power of a nation

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education at CU-Boulder is having a ripple effect.

It's transforming undergraduate and graduate-level classrooms. It's boosting the number of STEM majors pursuing teaching careers. It's fanning out to improve STEM learning at K-12 levels. And it's all part of a goal to bolster the U.S. rank in STEM disciplines. 

More than 45 programs in 14 departments across campus are part of the effort including the Learning Assistant program -- now a model for schools across the country. Learning Assistants, like coaches, work with faculty to engage students in physics, chemistry, astrophysical planetary sciences and other STEM subjects.

CU-Boulder's 4th Annual Symposium on STEM Education will feature a keynote address by Scott Green, Engineering Site Director of Google Boulder, as well as the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in STEM Education. It also will highlight groundbreaking STEM education projects on campus and introduce a new generation of STEM education scholars.

The symposium will take place on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Club Level of Folsom Stadium. The event is free and open to the campus community and registration is available at http://colorado.edu/istem/2012_Symposium_registration.html

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