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STEM Conference to be Held at Space Foundation Feb. 7

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STEM education will be the theme of the Women in Defense (WID) – Rocky Mountain Chapter February luncheon, to be held at Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Feb. 7.

STEM education focuses on developing students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and is a primary mission of Space Foundation education programs.

Space Foundation Education Head to Moderate Panel

The panel of experts for The Colorado Springs STEM Consortium and STEM Education on Feb. 7 will be moderated by Space Foundation Vice President – Education Iain Probert (pictured, right).

 The panel comprises:

  • Dr. William Crisler, director USAF Academy K-12 STEM Outreach Center
  • Dianne Kingsland, preK-12 STEM coordinator, Falcon School District 49
  • Tracey Tomme, president and CEO, Challenger Learning Center of Colorado

Public Invited; Visitors Center Tour Included

The program is open to the public and will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration and networking, followed by lunch at noon and the panel discussion beginning at 12:30.

The fee – $20 for WID members and for National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) members and $23 for non-members – includes a tour of the Space Foundation Visitors Center, featuring the El Pomar Space Gallery and Northrop Grumman Science Center. Register for the event here.

Space Foundation World Headquarters and Visitors Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs. See details about the Visitors Center here.

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This article is part of Space Watch: February 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 2).