CU-Boulder Professor to Testify Before U.S. House Subcommittee on the State of Science Education Feb. 4

February 2, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder Associate Professor Noah Finkelstein will testify before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on the state of science and math education on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m. EST in Washington, D.C.

Finkelstein, an associate professor of physics and co-principal investigator in the university's Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or iSTEM program, will testify before the House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education of the House Committee on Science and Technology.

During his testimony he will discuss leading research, reforms and models for improving STEM education, including CU-Boulder's nationally recognized efforts. He also will talk about the most effective ways to engage students in the classroom.

CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano visited the White House on Jan. 6 as one of four public research university leaders representing about 120 universities pledging to address the national shortage of science and mathematics teachers.

A live webcast of the testimony will be available at science.house.gov/Publications/hearings_markups_details.aspx?NewsID=2723.

For information about CU's STEM efforts visit www.colorado.edu/istem/ or www.colorado.edu/news/reports/stemeducation/.

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