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Delaware STEM Symposium and Awards

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"It's never been a better time to be somebody with the right skills. And it's never been a worse time for someone without." — Governor Markell at the The Delaware STEM Symposium and Council Educator Awards Ceremony on Monday. 

The Delaware STEM Council wants to let people know that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are now considered general skills. That means they are a part of all fields, not just specific degrees. 

Markell meets with scientists at STAR campus

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Gov. Jack Markell met with members of the international bio-science community Friday at the University of Delaware's STAR campus.

Markell talked with physicians, scientists and entrepreneurs about the work being done in the fields of translational medicine and oncology research in Delaware. The event was part of the week-long International BIO Convention in Philadelphia.

Governor Jack Markell on STEM and Advancing a Jobs Driven Economy

Jack Markell, Daniel Suchenski, and Randy Guschl on STEM and Advancing a Jobs Driven Economy

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell met Daniel Suchenski from the Delaware STEM Council and Randy Guschl from the Delaware Foundation for Science and Math Education at Legislative Hall in Dover Delaware for a discussion on growing STEM in the state of Delaware and Advancing a Jobs Driven Economy. As part of the discussion, Governor Markell was presented a copy of Advancing a Jobs Driven Economy, a book produced by STEMconnector's

UD president announces resignation

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In a message sent to the university community, Patrick Harker said he will step down as president of the University of Delaware this summer.

The announcement was made Monday morning. Harker will leave his post at UD to become president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, effective July 1.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president of this University. Working with our motivated students, illustrious faculty and dedicated staff has been inspiring, invigorating and unforgettable," Harker said.

Delaware Panel Releases Report For Climate Change Impact Preparation And Response

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Delaware Governor Jack Markell created the Cabinet Committee on Climate and Resiliency under Executive Order 41 in 2013. The CCoCAR was made up of members from 11 state departments and agencies, all gathered to address the causes and consequences of climate change in Delaware.

The group is tasked with coming up with recommendations to cut back on greenhouse emissions, prevent and minimize flood risk due to rising sea levels and generally increase the state's resiliency to climate change effects.

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