By Keith J. Peden, senior vice president of Human Resources and Security for Raytheon Company.
WASHINGTON, DC.—America needs a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and a notable group of companies and organizations is uniting to ensure that the nation gets the message.
Great Minds, Great Ideas, Great Partnerships
Join Greater Spokane Inc. for a community conversation on STEM Education. The keynote speaker will be Domenic Giandomenico, Director of Education and Workforce for the Institute for A Competitive Workforce (ICW). Conversation facilitated by the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) Center for Inquiry Science.
From Ed Daily -- Education stakeholders say the U.S. business community is in a better position than school systems to address the problems facing science, technology, engineering, and math education, although some experts assert companies have played it too safe.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—At today’s national summit of business and education leaders, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) released a report outlining the essential role business plays in the success of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, which is crucial to U.S. students’ preparation for the future workforce and ensuring American economic health for future generations.
ICW's April webinar is a LIVE webcast of The Case for Being Bold: A New Agenda for Business in Improving STEM Education. We will be unveiling a new report addressing what needs to be done to strengthen the quality of STEM education in the United States and what kinds of bold leadership will be required on the part of the business community to make it happen.
Too often, STEM reform has entailed well-intentioned efforts to superimpose good ideas on a rickety, aged set of institutions and organizations. If today’s earnest efforts are to deliver more than that, then good intentions and thoughtful proposals must be joined by a fierce commitment to remaking America’s schools and school systems for the 21st century.
Can you imagine kids excited enough about math and science to leap out of bed on a Saturday morning?