Thousands of education, policy and industry thought leaders, including Afterschool Alliance Director of STEM Policy Anita Krishnamurthi, will convene in Dallas, Texas, in June for STEM Solutions 2012, a groundbreaking leadership summit that will bring the best minds and best practices together on a national stage to open the conversation about and develop solutions to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills shortage.
According to Krishnamurthi, “Our organization is participating in STEM Solutions because it offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with some of the leading minds working to advance STEM education in this country. We consider this a stellar opportunity to bring messages about the importance of STEM in afterschool to public policy, science, business, community and other leaders and practitioners. We want to invite those in related fields to learn more about the opportunities for STEM education in afterschool programs, to invite them to participate in our local Lights On Afterschool events this fall, and to engage with our community in other ways.” The Afterschool Alliance is one of the conference’s co-chairs.
Event organizers U.S. News & World Report, Innovate+Educate and STEMConnector™ have enthusiastically welcomed the group’s involvement. “STEMConnector is so proud that the Afterschool Alliance is committing its strong voice and resources towards addressing one of the most pressing issues facing America’s economic future. We respect and admire the Afterschool Alliance’s work and look forward to their critical contributions to the STEM Solutions Conference in Dallas,” said Edie Fraser, CEO of STEMConnector.
To learn more about STEM Solutions 2012, visit www.USNewsSTEMSolutions.com. Use the code ASA002 to register and get a special afterschool program rate.
This story originally appeared in the Afterschool Advocate (Vol. 13, Issue 4).
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