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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

12/9: Leading Non-Profits Host Panel Discussion on STEM Education In New Mexico

Citizen Schools of New Mexico and Innovate Educate, two leading nonprofits focused on substantive education reform in New Mexico, announced a top-tier panel discussion on the state of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in New Mexico. The panelists, which include local and national leaders, bring together a group of premiere experts who have a combined experience of over 75 years. Panelists include:

  • Carlos Contreras - U.S. Education Director, Intel
  • Eric Schwarz - CEO and Co-Founder, Citizen Schools
  • Bobbie Gutierrez - Superintendent, Santa Fe Public School
  • Eugene Schmidt - Superintendent, Los Alamos Public Schools

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a longtime supporter of STEM education, leat his support to the event. “If our students are to succeed in an increasingly competitive world, they must be prepared in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math," said Udall. “I applaud Citizen Schools and Innovate Educate for exposing kids to professionals who are excited about their fields and can demonstrate how their work is important and relevant. The expert panel at this event is proof of the positive things that are happening in New Mexico when it comes to education.”

The event, titled “Pay it Forward for STEM”, will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Rio Chama in Sante Fe, New Mexico. For more information please visit tinyurl.com/STEMinNM or contact Michael Huerta at (202) 550-3503.

December 8, 2010 at 07:11 PM in Education, Events, Science, Sen. Tom Udall | Permalink