On Tuesday, February 21st the STEM Education Coalition hosted a Congressional briefing to provide an overview STEM education issues facing the 118th Congress. The speakers were Karen Horting, the CEO and Executive Director of the Society of Women Engineers; Allyson Knox the Senior Director of Education Policy and Programs at Microsoft; Dr. Yvonne Lai a Milton Mohr Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska; and, Rhonda Foxx the Head of Global Corporate Affairs at Solidigm. James Brown, Executive Director of the Coalition, moderated the panel.
The speakers discussed the challenges of supporting a diverse STEM workforce to meet the demand of STEM employers, ensuring all school districts have well-qualified educators in STEM subjects and the professional development they need, and how Congress can better align systems and efforts so stakeholders have more flexibility to respond to these challenges at a larger scale.
A special thanks to our sponsors for making this briefing possible.