STEM East Draws National Attention at STEM Solutions Summit in Dallas

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Steve Hill, Executive Director of NCER STEM East Initiative, will be a presenter at STEM Solutions, a national leadership summit. The three day summit, presented by U.S. News and STEM connector, will bring together business, education and government leaders who have long recognized the need to connect the dots between STEM education and careers. It will provide a forum for important conversation that will develop into action plans for our nation.

Steve Hill, Executive Director of NCER STEM East Initiative, will be a presenter at STEM Solutions, a national leadership summit.  The three day summit, presented by U.S. News and STEM connector, will bring together business, education and government leaders who have long recognized the need to connect the dots between STEM education and careers. It will provide a forum for important conversation that will develop into action plans for our nation.

More than 50 key organizations representing industry and education have signed on as co-chairs to support STEM Solutions 2012 during this three-day summit, June 27-29, 2012, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Participants will explore solutions and define successes in science, technology, engineering and math education as a pathway to jobs.

Hill will join colleagues from across the nation during the 3 day event. He will give conference attendees a vantage point on how to bring together private industry, community partners and public education to create a cohesive network to strengthen STEM education.

“We are excited for the opportunity to share at a national level the successes of the STEM East network and the positive effects it has on STEM education and workforce development for North Carolina’s Eastern Region,” said Hill.

STEM East, a 2 year old partnership in Eastern North Carolina has taken a novel approach to STEM education and it has yielded strong results in several local middle schools. Partners include small business owners, major manufacturers, public education superintendents, pastors, economic developers government organizations, colleges, universities and community members.

North Carolina’s Eastern Region is an economic development agency representing 13 counties in Eastern North Carolina. For more information visit www.nceast.org or contact, Steven Pearce, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at pearce@nceast.org.