STEM ed … with whiz

Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania addressed the “Science Matters” Town Hall Meeting in Philadelphia on Friday, March 19. In addition to describing the success of Pennsylvania’s STEM education programs and reeling off some facts and figures (e.g., Pennsylvania is the only state, according to Gov. Rendell, that has increased education spending during this recession), he listed the three things other places invariably get wrong when they try to make a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. You can watch his 25-minute talk on YouTube (that’s where the complete playlist is—below is part 1).

Appropriately enough, Gov. Rendell was sandwiched between two slices of panel discussion. The session was moderated by NSTA Executive Director Francis Eberle and included Dr. Cora Marrett, Acting Deputy Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Christine Royce, Associate Professor of Education, Shippensburg University, and Executive Secretary of the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association; and Carlos Contreras, US Education Director, Intel Corporation. These videos are also available for consumption on YouTube (part 1 below).
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