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D.C. Public Schools Holds First STEM Summit with Battelle, Innovate + Educate

Posted on Mar 5, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH., 5 March, 2012—Battelle and Innovate+Educate today are collaborating in support of an inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event in the nation’s capital.

The STEM Stakeholders Summit for Washington D.C. Public Schools is intended to build support for STEM and computer science/information technology education in D.C. Participants from academia, government, industry, professional societies and nonprofits will engage in interactive, collaborative sessions to identify short-, medium- and long-term goals for supporting students and educators. They also will brainstorm ways for the community to coordinate efforts to support these goals. 

Participants, including officials from such high-level government and private companies as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Department of Energy, Apple, Microsoft and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, also will nominate members to form a DCPS STEM Advisory Board to meet quarterly to evaluate progress, identify best practices and monitor progress toward meeting collective goals.

Details about the event include: 

Dr. Carey Wright, DCPS Chief Academic Officer
Camsie McAdams, STEM Director for DCPS
Regina Schofield, Director, Corporate Engagement/Educational Outreach, Battelle
Dr. Richard Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution
The Hon. Eric D. Fingerhut, Vice President, Education and STEM Learning, Battelle 
Jamai Blivin, CEO, Innovate+Educate

WHEN: March 5, 2012, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE:  Carnegie Institution, 1530 P St. NW Washington, D.C. 20005

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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