Best Practices for Tennessee Girls In STEM

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:00am - 2:00pm
Columbia State Community College
980 South Ellington Parkway
Lewisburg, TN 37091
United States
Phone: 931-540-2703

On Monday, March 12, 2012, Columbia State Community College, in collaboration with the Marshall County Board of Education and the Women In STEM Center at MTSU (GRITS Collaborative Project), will host a forum at its Lewisburg Campus. The forum is being provided for the middle and high school science and math teachers from Marshall County with the goal to provide lessons learned, best practices, and project based activities that can be used by the teachers in educating and preparing young students for STEM-related fields. The program will include the professionals Dr. Tom D’Apolito – Tennessee Department of Education, Ray Fox – T3 educator with Texas Instruments, and Terri Schoof – a teacher from Brentwood Middle School. Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, a professor of chemistry at MTSU and a regional and national leader on STEM education particularly for females, will present a keynote message on the status of STEM in Tennessee and an update on females in STEM. The professionals will present projects that the teachers will actively develop and perform during the forum so that the activities can be finalized during the summer and hopefully used in classroom settings during the fall of 2012.

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