Washington D.C. Event to Encourage Investment in STEM Education
(San Diego, CA) – Leesa Hubbard, a Sally Ride Science Teacher-in-Residence, will be a keynote speaker at the 13th Annual STEM Education Conference hosted by the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education in Washington D.C., September 11-13.
A teacher in Wilson County, Tennessee, Ms. Hubbard provides an educator’s perspective on the varied STEM education products, programs, and services designed by Sally Ride Science. Additionally, she is a faculty member in the Sally Ride Science Academy, where the Company offers professional development to educators seeking to increase student interest in STEM topics and careers.
In the 2002-2003 school year, Ms. Hubbard was awarded an Einstein Fellowship through the Triangle Coalition, and worked at NASA Headquarters with the Educator Astronaut Program. The Einstein Fellowship program provides a unique professional development opportunity for educators in which Fellows spend eleven months working in a federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and classroom experience to education programs and policy efforts. A new group of Einstein Fellows will be recognized at this year’s event.
“In 2002, I was the first teacher from Tennessee chosen to be an Einstein Fellow,” said Ms. Hubbard. “Now, I am thrilled to return to Triangle Coalition as a keynote speaker, representing Sally Ride Science, and helping the Coalition in its ongoing commitment to STEM education.”
“As one of our teachers-in-residence, Leesa plays an invaluable role at Sally Ride Science,” said CEO Sheryle Bolton. “Voices like hers help inform our entire organization with a STEM teacher’s perspective, and help us better equip educators to ignite and maintain student passion for STEM.”
Triangle Coalition’s Annual STEM Education Conference seeks to inform program directors, administrators, policy makers, educators, and other stakeholders of advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the U.S., and to encourage further investment in pedagogy, institutions, and policies that support STEM education.
Guests of honor at this year’s event will include Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), recipients of the 2013 STEM Education Champion Award. For more information on the event, visit http://www.trianglecoalition.org/conference.
About the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education
Triangle Coalition for STEM Education is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization that works in partnership with its members to lead the nation in advocating for improved STEM education. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the Triangle Coalition is uniquely comprised of member organizations that represent the diverse voices of businesses, education alliances, nonprofit organizations, and STEM societies from across the U.S.
About Sally Ride Science
Sally Ride Science provides college and career readiness training and tools to build students’ passion for STEM fields and careers. Founded by Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, the Company brings science to life for upper-elementary and middle school students, and offers professional development via the Sally Ride Online Academy, showing educators how to incorporate engaging career-focused approaches into their existing instruction. Visit www.sallyridescience.com.