Presidential Report on STEM Education
In September 2010, PCAST, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, presented President Obama with their report "Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education for America’s Future." The report provides "a strategy for improving K-12 STEM education that responds to the tremendous challenges and historic opportunities facing the Nation."
Read the full report (PDF)
Kefyn M. Catley, an associate professor of biology and head of the secondary science education program at Western Carolina University, recently secured a $665,247 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to research ways of improving high school and college biology curricula.
Conferences & Seminars
Conferences such as the National Science Teachers Association Area Conference are a great way to share knowledge, research, and networking opportunities with peers, educators, and experts.
The annual Region 8 Western Regional Science Fair takes place at WCU's Ramsey Regional Activity Center and offers elementary and high school students the opportunity to present their science projects.