STEM Ed Center prepares Minnesota's next generation of learners
The STEM Education Center and co-director Gillian Roehrig are featured in a MinnPost story on the center's many projects aimed at improving math and science education in Minnesota, with a focus on closing the achievement gap for underserved kids. The story, which includes photos and video clips, not only describes center initiatives, such Reach for the Sky on the White Earth Reservation, but also provides comments from educators across the state who regularly partner with the center.
Roehrig's perspectives on the importance of STEM education and its integration into all teaching and learning (see video below) are included throughout the story.
"Improving STEM education is a huge challenge for Minnesota and the United States right now—frankly, across the globe," Roehrig says in the story. "We do not have enough scientists and engineers to solve all of the problems facing us on the planet."
Read the full story here. Also see the companion MinnPost story with former Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Bill Green's high praise for Roehrig and the Stem Education Center, especially for bridging cultural divides.