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State Board of Ed to host ‘STEM Summit’

A day-long STEM Summit is being planned June 10 at Boise State University, hosted by the state Board of Education, to bring together educators, administrators, students, industry leaders, policymakers, and other STEM advocates to focus on how to “expand Idaho’s STEM talent pipeline from education to employment.” STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Bob Lokken, CEO of WhiteCloud Analytics, will give the keynote address.

The summit, which will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., is free and includes breakfast and lunch, but space is limited. The public is invited to attend, especially educators and industry leaders in STEM fields, legislators and high school or postsecondary STEM students. The registration deadline is Monday; there’s more info here.

The summit is being underwritten by the Idaho National Laboratory; BSU; iSTEM, a teacher professional development group; Idaho Business for Education; and the state board; its overall cost is $20,000, half of that in in-kind donations. Gov. Butch Otter will give opening remarks, and the day will include interactive discussions on carrying out the state’s STEM strategic plan.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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