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“The STEM Crisis in American Schools”
At The Metropolitan Water District, Conference Room 6‐199APRIL 21st, 2016 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMAll ASME members, student members, public, engineering students and teaching staff are invited.Plenty of free parking is available. Prior to the presentation there will be a short business meeting of the LA Section Executive Committee.
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Topic: We have all heard the recent outcry about math and science achievement in the United States; in a 2012 international study, US students ranked 30th in math proficiency and 23rd in science proficiency. As an industry professional, what can you do about it? The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program (www.encorps.org), is a nonprofit whose mission is to help science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals get involved with deserving middle and high school students from under-resourced communities.
Speaker (bio): Bethany Orozco, Southern California Program and Recruitment Director for EnCorps, will discuss how you can inspire a love of STEM by contributing 2-5 hours per week as a STEM tutor. After volunteering as a university student in the Minneapolis Public Schools, Bethany was compelled to inspire a love of math in urban students and became a high school teacher in Hawthorne. Realizing the huge shortage for STEM talent in schools, Bethany joined EnCorps to find passionate scientists, engineers and STEM professionals and partner them with highneedsmiddle and high schools. Every child should have the opportunity to develop a love for STEM helpthem become problem solvers, innovators, creators and collaborators!
Directions:Fwy 110: Drive to downtown LA, Take 101 South Fwy and exit at Alameda East to the Union Station.Fwy 5: If going North, take 101 Fwy and exit at Alameda East. If going south, take Fwy 10 exit to downtown, and thenFwy 101 and take Alameda East exit.Fwy 10: Drive to downtown LA, take 101 North Fwy and exit at Alameda East to the Union Station.Metro/Rail: As the MWD is next to the Union Station Metro rail stop, Metro/Rail can be used to attend the event.Park anywhere in the underground garage (it’s after hours so there is plenty of parking). Take an elevator to the lobby, and register at the Lobby guard desk. The Meeting is in the MWD Conference Room 101 on the Lobby level, diagonally across from the guard desk.