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BioEnergy Workshop for STEM Teachers

switchgrassBiofuels and other interdisciplinary energy topics are the subject of free “train the trainer” workshops for STEM and agriculture teachers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Program. The central New York workshop runs from July 27 – 30, with a Washington, D.C., workshop from August 10 – 13.

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Commerce Secretary, NAE Head Talk STEM

Brookings Rebecca BlankIn a keynote speech held Monday at The Brookings Institution in D.C., acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca M. Blank unveiled new research on employment and education of racial and ethnic minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields released by her department that morning. The speech was followed by a panel discussion with representatives from academia and industry that touched upon K-12 STEM education.

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New Push for Science Teachers

Student in ClassAttention, STEM majors. The nation needs more middle and high school science teachers — and there are several new initiatives to encourage you to sign up for training. Indiana’s Valparaiso University, for instance, just received a $500,000 federal grant to train science undergraduates as educators. The program will include paid summer internships and student-teaching stints.

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