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STEMtheGAP Teacher Challenge

DOW teacher-challengeThe United States ranks 25th among industrialized nations in terms of college majors pursuing mathematics careers and 17th in those pursuing careers in the sciences.

To address this critical shortfall, Dow has launched STEMtheGAP Teachers Challenge at the National Science Teachers Association annual conference in Boston April 4. [Click here to watch short YouTube interview with Dow Corp.’s Rob Vallentine from the conference.]

Open to all K-12 teachers across the country, the Challenge asks teachers to identify their greatest STEM gap and what they’d do to close it. The best 100 ideas for boosting STEM education, as judged by an outside panel of business leaders and educators from the Center for Science Teaching and Learning in New York, will each win $1,000.  The grants will be awarded in three phases, 25 in the spring 25 in the summer and 50 this fall.

Share your best ideas for improving STEM education for the Spring Teacher Challenge by May 16, 2014.


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