James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, was recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on June 25-26, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
At the invitation of Ignite Minnesota, the state afterschool network, STEM Education Coalition Executive Director James Brown was the lead-off speaker at the Minnesota Youth Policy Forum. The Forum was hosted on June 6 at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, MN, just down the street from the state capitol.
On June 13, representatives from the STEM Education Coalition and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) met with policy staff from the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). ATEC is a longstanding member of the Coalition’s leadership council and represents aviation employers, vendors, and educational institutions with maintenance technician programs.
The STEM Education Caucus, along with special guests the STEM Education Coalition, National Association of Manufacturers, and American Council on Education held a briefing to discuss the ways in which colleges and universities are working with industry partners to prepare students for current and future STEM jobs. The briefing was hosted in the House Space, Science, and Technology Committee hearing room.
The STEM Education Coalition is excited to present our 2017 Annual Report! 2017 was an eventful, impactful year for the Coalition. This report highlights the activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of our work over the past year. Coalition staff met with more than 100 legislators and their staffs, hosted briefings attended by more than 600 policymakers, and testified in front of congressional committees.