President Mohammad Qayoumi invites the CSUEB community to attend town hall meetings on the University’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiative February 8 and February 9.
Through his columns in The View in 2010, President Qayoumi outlined the University’s plans to become "STEM-centered." In his column in The View this month, the president makes the case that STEM represents our most important opportunity.
To broaden this conversation, the president wants to hear the thoughts and ideas of faculty, staff, and students about STEM-centeredness and the future of CSUEB. Each college and division is invited to a dedicated meeting. All members of the community are welcome to share their perspectives.
Participants at the town hall meetings will address the following questions regarding STEM-centered education:
Following the meetings, the President’s Office will prepare a report summarizing findings from the meetings, next steps, and implications for the future of CSUEB.
Those who are unable to attend are welcome to share their thoughts with the president by e-mail.
Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future — National Academy of Sciences
The STEM Workforce Challenge: The Role of the Public Workforce System in a National Solution for a Competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce (PDF) — U.S. Department of Labor
The Opportunity Equation: Mobilizing for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics and Science Education — Institute for Advanced Study / Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York Times Science article on STEM education — October 2010