New Director of BOSE
Heidi Schweingruber has been named the new director of the Board on Science Education (BOSE) at the National Research Council of the National Academies.
Dr. Schweingruber has been the deputy director of BOSE since 2008 and served as study director for many projects within the BOSE portfolio such as the NRC report A Framework for K-12 Science Education (2011) which was the first step in developing new standards for K-12 science education.
|The Importance of STEM Education|
At the 2014 White House Science Fair, held May 27, new steps to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education were announced as part of the president's Educate to Innovate campaign.
The Academies have produced dozens of expert reports on this topic, including a recent report that focused on integrating STEM disciplines in K-12 education and what would most likely lead to positive learning outcomes. Also important, STEM learning outside the classroom in informal and after-school settings is the subject of a June 3-4 workshop.
|Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning|
June 3-4, 2014
The workshop identified the impacts of informal and afterschool STEM learning experiences and explored how school and out-of-school environments can build upon and support one another.
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