STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum Hosts Hill Briefing
On May 10, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing, entitled “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress,” featured expert panelists Dr. David Evans of the National Science Teachers Association, Allyson Knox of Microsoft, Dr. Norman Fortenberry of the American Society for Engineering Education, Domenic Giandomenico of Project Lead the Way, Erik Peterson of the Afterschool Alliance, and James Brown of the STEM Education Coalition. With over 100 congressional staff and education policy leaders in the room, the panelists covered several issues including appropriations, widening the STEM pipeline, integrating hands-on and engineering education, equity and access, afterschool STEM, and computer science.
The briefing was generously sponsored by: STEM Education Coalition, Association for Computing Machinery, Education Development Center, National Science Teachers Association, North American Association for Environmental Education, Afterschool Alliance, American Society for Engineering Education, Battelle/STEMx, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, American Chemical Society, Campaign for Environmental Literacy, and Society for Women Engineers.