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Ohio STEM: Southeast Regional Conference

posted 06.08.2010 at 7:21 a.m. by Teresa

SSU President Dr. Rita Rice Morris 

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland declared March 2010 as Ohio STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education Month and to celebrate hosted a statewide STEM conference in Columbus on March 2. Regional STEM conferences were scheduled to occur all across the state to continue the Governor’s charge to recognize STEM. The final Regional STEM Conference in Ohio was hosted in Portsmouth at Shawnee State University on May 21, 2010. Serving Ohio’s southeast region, the conference enjoyed attendance from over 150 participants representing education, business, civic and philanthropic sectors and served as a first step in the southeast STEM Initiative Planning Grant. 

Co-hosted by Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education, South East Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, and Shawnee State University with support from the State of Ohio, the Ohio STEM Learning Network and the National Governor’s Association, the conference was a unique opportunity for engaged and committed leaders from all sectors to gather in celebration of successful STEM efforts at work in the region and join in discussion to shape the vision of what a STEM Hub for southeastern Ohio will mean and how it can best equip our students with the 21st century skills necessary for success in a global workplace. With the exciting work of the planning grant ahead, the conference was a launching point for discussion between leaders from diverse, but related sectors, and emphasized the need for collaboration throughout the region to best serve our students and the region’s economy.

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Save the Date - Ohio Regional Stem Conference

posted 04.06.2010 at 10:43 a.m. by Teresa

The Southeat Ohio Regional STEM Conference is being held at Shawnee State University on Friday May 21, 2010.  Save the date.

OACHE hosts STEM Conference

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A STEM Program for Girls

posted 01.15.2009 at 8:44 a.m. by Gina

The OACHE has been working with schools in the region to develop STEM programs and activities, as well as P-16 councils.

After attending meetings yesterday with regional schools discussing some of those very topics, I came back to the office to see an article on a STEM program that is targeting girls.

Project IT Girl is a Texas program that foster’s young women’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  The program was started with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

You can read the full article here.

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