Dr. Tee Guidotti, President of Sigma XI (The Scientific Research Society), was asked in 2014 to discuss several important issues facing the scientific community in the U.S. and the world. As a trained physician and former chairperson of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University’s School of Public Health, he has a broad perspective from which to answer this question.
Finding ways to educate Delaware youth to prepare them for economic self-sufficiency should not be such a mystery. Or should it?
As the father of an 8-year old, I see first-hand how a mystery can stimulate a child’s intellectual curiosity, inspire investigation, and invest them in working together in teams, or on their own, toward a solution.
As adults, we call this problem solving: an essential life and work skill that has at its core the qualities of resilience and perseverance students need for basic academic success.
The State of Delaware has a long, proud history of education reform, much of which is in the areas of science, math and, now, what we call STEM. For those who acknowledge the broader national use of “STEM” to describe the efforts of programs and organizations as being directed not only to content and skills, but also to pedagogy, problem solving and career readiness through technology, the Delaware STEM story is exciting.
By Ryan Gingo
The first Delaware regional meet and greet of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) enthusiasts was a resounding success with dozens of individuals representing educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and corporate partners attending in Wilmington this past Thursday. The gathering was a joint venture between the Delaware STEM Council and the Delaware Foundation for Science and Math Education (DFSME).
This month's Delaware BioBreakfast will feature a half dozen schools and programs preparing students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Representatives from the organizations will give a 3- to 5-minute presentation about their programs during the hour-long event on Sept. 16.
"It's a great way to get a start on the new school year," said Denee Crumrine, event and marketing coordinator for the Delaware BioScience Association.
Those slated to present at the event include: