Archive for June, 2015

300 Teachers Attend STEM Night Event at NSTA STEM Forum

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The Foundation for Family Science & Engineering (Portland, OR) partnered with Michigan Technological University to conduct a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Night for a sold-out crowd of 300 teachers from across the country who were attending the 2015 National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) STEM Forum & Expo in Minneapolis, May 20-23. Three of the four co-authors of the Family Engineering Activity & Event Planning Guide published in 2011, facilitated the event—- David Heil of the Foundation for Family Science & Engineering, along with Joan Chadde, Director of the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, and Neil Hutzler, retired past chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University. Anza Mitchell, president of the MTU student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), also assisted with the event. Mitchell has coordinated two NSBE-sponsored ‘Alternative Spring Break” trips to Detroit where the Family Engineering guide is used to engage elementary children and their families in learning about engineering.

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