July 9, 2015
The STEM Education Coalition works to raise awareness to the administration, congress, and other organizations to ensure the United States will continue to be the economic and technological thought-leader on the topic of STEM in the world. Its members believe that the nation must improve the way students learn science, math, technology, and engineering. The fourth U.S. STEM Solutions Conference was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. This program attempts to engage educators, policy makers, and business leaders to discuss critical topics in an attempt to solve critical issues that pertain to STEM.
On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, ByteCubed’s Camylle Coley, Senior Advisor to the Director for the Department of Defense Basic Research Office, took part in the 2015 U.S News STEM Solutions Conference as a panelist to discuss how the public and private sectors can collaborate on their efforts in order to advance achievements for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. As a result, the Department of Defense has joined forces with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to provide additional resources and trainings to teachers in need. Coley states, “the department doesn’t just have a vested interest in STEM education through its responsibility to the country, we have our service men and women who are putting their lives on the line every day.” Since the partnership is imperative in enhancing efforts for students, the partners are expanding the College Readiness Program to 200 military connected schools in 35 states. Coley added that “it’s important to remember that parents and communities also need to be engaged in STEM education.”