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STEM Ed Announcement: STEM_in_Massachusetts:_A_Decade_of_Progress



UMass Amherst STEM Ed Institute Presents:

(corrected notice)

Joyce Plotkin
Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Governor's
STEM Advisory Council, and Founder & CEO of The DIGITS Project

4 PM, November 5

STEM in Massachusetts:  A Decade of Progress

This talk will provide a brief history of STEM in Massachusetts,
discuss the progress that was been made, highlight 
major accomplishments, and talk about
the challenges ahead.  She will also discuss her own STEM education
project, DIGITS, which increases student interest in STEM subjects
and careers. Last year, the program, endorsed by the state as an
@Scale project, reached 22% of all the sixth graders in the state. 
Joyce will discuss the plan to  grow the program in Pioneer Valley. 
In her prior role as President of the Massachusetts Technology
Leadership Council, Joyce was the recipient of a  distinguished
Outreach Partnership Award from UMass, Amherst.

STEM seminars are held at 4PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each
month during the academic year in Hasbrouck 138. Everyone is welcome; no
reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in
the Campus Center Garage.