Message from Hugh Montgomery - STEAM Academy Colloquium Today
Nov. 26, 2012
I invite members of the Jefferson Lab community to a colloquium today (Monday, Nov. 26) at 3 p.m. in the CEBAF Center auditorium. The program will be The Virginia STEAM Academy: An Initiative for Growing the Commonwealth's Next Generation of Scientists, Engineers and Technology Professionals, and will be given by academy co-founders, Dr. Judy Stewart and Mrs. Caroline Martin.
The Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Academy is a proposed four-year residential program intended to be a uniquely challenging experience for high-school students with ability and potential in science, technology, engineering or math. It is slated to accept its first freshman class in 2014. The program will be designed to prepare students to enter higher education and then the workplace with knowledge and skills in science and technology, so they are prepared to contribute to U.S. competitiveness in a world economy.
The colloquium will be preceded by Jefferson Science Associates/Jefferson Lab and the VA STEAM Academy signing a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU will help to establish a partnership that will provide outstanding educational opportunities to STEAM faculty and students.
Jefferson Lab has long been a strong supporter for improving and advancing education in the areas of science, technology and math. Everyone with an interest in this initiative or in education outreach is encouraged to attend the colloquium.