Dr. Jamie Bracey, Director of the Center for Inclusive Competitiveness and Director of STEM Education, Outreach & Research at Temple College of Engineering, will attend the upcoming State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
“This is an exciting opportunity to continue advancing the critically-important conversation around STEM education and entrepreneurship,” Dr. Bracey said. “I'm honored to have been selected by Governor Wolf's office to represent the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusive economic mobility and sustainability."
According to the OSTP, the summit will convene a diverse group of state STEM leaders, including officials from governors’ offices, K-20 educators, workforce and industry representatives, state policy experts, and non-government organization executives. These attendees will participate in the development of a new federal five-year STEM Education Strategic Plan in compliance with America COMPETES Act of 2010.
Jeff Weld, senior policy advisor and assistant director for STEM education at OSTP, added that “top-down approaches to STEM education can often yield wonderful ideas, but it’s at the state and community-level where the momentum happens.”
The summit is being held in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Smithsonian Institution.
Dr. Bracey leads the Center for Inclusive Competitiveness at Temple College of Engineering. Launched earlier this year, the CIC seeks to leverage Temple’s engineering and STEM institutions to place underrepresented students on the pathway to success in the workforce and in entrepreneurial careers – with a focus on urban health, economic vitality and environmental sustainability. To learn more, visit engineering.temple.edu/cic.
The summit will take place on June 25-26, 2018, in Washington, D.C.