Come Together for STEM Education

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about the need for better education in our public schools. For our youth to be able to prepared for and successful in the ever-changing and growing global community, they will need a strong set of skills – not just any skills but those in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Citizen Schools is hosting a STEM Summit with leaders and innovators from the field on Wednesday 4/18. Reserve your seat today.

Here are some things we know:

• By 2014, there are expected to be 2 million jobs created in STEM-related fields (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

• Forty percent (40%) of all students test at below basic math level; 70% African Americans and 3/5 Latinos test below math level (2005 National Assessment of Education Progress)

• The number of engineering degrees awarded in the United States is down 20% from the peak year of 1985. (Tapping America’s Potential)

• Concern about America’s ability to be competitive in the global economy has led to a number of calls to action to strengthen the pipeline into these fields (National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Science, Engineering & Public Policy, 2007; U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2006; U.S. Department of Education, 2006).

Citizen Schools is taking steps to answer that call to action right now with our 2012 STEM Summit. The event will build the knowledge, inspiration, and action necessary to ensure that underrepresented minority and female youth have access to top class science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Listen to what is working from our panel guests featuring expertise from New York Academy of Sciences, InfosysGoogle, and Cognizant. Participate in workshops presented by IBMPfizerSt. Philip's Academy, and Verizon. Be inspired by our keynote speakers, Citizen Schools' CEO & Co-Founder, Eric Schwarz, Cisco's Business Development Manager, Kevin Aspell, and Navarrow Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Interactive One.

We invite you stand up to this call to action and be a part of what works. Space is limited and seats in workshops are filling up quickly. Register today to secure your seat!