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Media Advisory: NSF/UF Engineering showcase for K-5 educators | Sept. 20, 2017

STEM is Elementary: NSF/UF Engineering Showcase for K-5 Educators

Faculty from the University of Florida will host a National Science Foundation-sponsored showcase for K-5 educators in Alachua County at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention on September 20, 2017 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

More than 80 teachers and administers are confirmed to attend the showcase, which aims to bring together K-5 teachers, engineering faculty, engineering students, and industry professionals to cultivate the next generation of STEM professionals. Several faculty in the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and UF College of Education are collaborators this NSF initiative.  

Activities include a poster session from UF engineering graduate students, a STEM curriculum mixer and updates from several key STEM leaders in the county including:

  • Chelsey Simmons                  UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, Assistant

Professor and Principal Investigator of MRET Program

  • Kevin Berry                               School Board of Alachua County, Elementary Curriculum Supervisor
  • Stephanie Bailes                     Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, Executive Director
  • Curtis Taylor                             UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, Associate Dean
  • Julie Bokor                                                UF Center for Pre-collegiate Education and Training (CPET)

The STEM is Elementary showcase will take place at the Cade Museum located at 904 S Main St. Gainesville, Florida, FL 32601.

To inquire about interview or media opportunities, please contact:
Helen Goh, Director of Marketing & Communications     Jen Li, Marketing Coordinator   

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering                            Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Phone: (352) 392-0984                                                                   Phone: (352) 392-7956

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