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STEM Symposium Focusing on Encouraging More Girls

Chase Niesner | October 30, 2013

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STEM CaliforniaWith implementation of the Common Core standards and Next Generation Science Standards in full swing, a symposium in Sacramento next month will bring together teachers, administrators, students and industry professionals to discuss betters ways to develop robust science, technology, and mathematics programs in local schools.

The inaugural California STEM Symposium is sponsored by the Californians Dedicated to Education foundation and will have a special focus on encouraging girls to participate in STEM fields.

LA Unified is scheduled to make a strong showing, with three featured presentations from district officials. In a joint presentation with NASA, they will highlight how to infuse after-school programs with the engineering and design process by engaging students with “Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles.” They will also discuss the district’s Advanced Placement Boost Program, which has raised district-wide AP testing participation and scores by 8.1 percent and 11.2 percent respectively.

Registration for the symposium is available here.


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