by Mike Feder, STEMx Director

Today, I’m incredibly proud to announce to you a major step forward for STEMx.

We’re announcing the first six members of the STEMx Advisory Board. The formal press release is below. I urge you to take a look at these six strong advocates for STEM. They’ll provide us detailed guidance moving forward.

In particular, I want to draw your attention to the diversity of groups these leaders represent. Naturally, we have strong representation from STEMx members. Here Patrick D’Amelio from Washington STEM, Dr. Thomas Peters from South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science, and Angela Hemingway from the Idaho STEM Action Center are joining the board.

We also have Dr. David Evans, executive director of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Reginald McGregor will help provide a business perspective, with his deep connections at Rolls Royce. And we’re proud to have Dr. Anita Krishnamurthi, from the Afterschool Alliance, who will help understand how to better sync up with the extensive reach of afterschool providers.

This intersection of STEM education advocates, business, and other groups is key to helping us achieve our goals. Please help me give warm welcome to these members of our team.

Read the release on Battelle’s website here.

1 thought on “Announcing the STEMx Advisory Board”

  1. Brent Cummings says:

    I am super excited for your advisory board. I know a couple of these first six members personally, they will have a tremendous positive impact on your goals and objectives. However, in terms of diversity, this board seems lacking; it is very top-down. You say “These six leaders in business, education and advocacy each offer key experience in turning the promise of STEM into real impact for students,” which is true from a very defined perspective, but I am concerned that none currently work directly with youth. More importantly, like we always do in education, we talk about what’s best for our students/youth without really ever asking them or involving them in the decision making process and empowering them in leadership roles. Now is the time to engage our youth! “Six more STEM education leaders will join the board in 2017;” I hope that several of these education leaders are actual students. Our youth need to be at the table in real leadership roles with these first six members. No excuses, or lip-service, make it happen! I would love to chat, please reach out to me. Thanks!

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