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New Approaches to Engaging Middle and High School Students in Science and Engineering

  • 236 Russell Senate Office Building (map)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm
236 Russell Senate Office Building
Snacks and drinks will be provided
RSVP to Austin Hall at

Join education experts, researchers and industry leaders for this panel discussion about evidence-based ways to improve middle and high school science and engineering education. Panelists will discuss a major new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which finds that students learn best when they have opportunities to engage in hands-on science investigations and engineering design. Come away with recommendations on how policymakers, schools, and districts can better engage students, support teachers and administrators, and provide the instructional resources, equipment, facilities, and professional learning opportunities necessary so that all students have access to high quality, engaging science and engineering instruction.


  • James Brown, Executive Director, STEM Education Coalition (Moderator)

  •  Jim Short, Program Director for Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning, Carnegie Corporation of New York

  •  Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation

  •  Kerry Brenner, Senior Program Officer, Board on Science Education, National Academy of Sciences, Study Director for Engaging Middle and High School Students in Science and Engineering: New Approaches to Investigation and Design

  • Erin Furtak, Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty, School of Education, University of Colorado

  • Bruce Wellman, NBCT Chemistry and Engineering Chemistry Teacher, Engineering Academy at Olathe Northwest High School, KS