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Arkansas STEM Policy Summit. WELCOME APRIL 10-11, 2012. The future of Arkansas depends on a commitment to excellent STEM education involving government, the education system, teachers, students, families, and employers. 2011 STEM Coalition Actions.

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arkansas stem policy summit
Arkansas STEM Policy Summit

WELCOME

APRIL 10-11, 2012

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The future of Arkansas depends on a commitment to excellent STEM education involving government, the education system, teachers, students, families, and employers.

2011 stem coalition actions
2011 STEM Coalition Actions
  • Developed a three-year (2012-2014) Strategic Plan
stem strategy
STEM Strategy

What can we do to affect change in the STEM pipeline regarding these groups?

  • TEACHERS
  • STUDENTS
  • PUBLIC
  • PARTNERSHIPS
  • JOBS
stem impact in established industries
STEM Impact in Established Industries

Food and Agriculture

Retail

Manufacturing

Transportation

Health

Finance

stem strategic plan
STEM Strategic Plan

STEM COALITION ACTIONS TO PROMOTE STEM ISSUES AND IMPROVE THE PIPELINE

  • CONVENING
  • REPORTING
  • FACILITATING
  • ORGANIZATION BUILDING
2011 stem coalition organization building
2011 STEM CoalitionOrganization Building
  • Developed a three-year (2012-2014) Strategic Plan
  • Strengthened Partnerships and Finances
contributing partners
Contributing Partners
  • Accelerate Arkansas
  • Arkansas Community Foundation
  • ARCF IMPAC Endowment
  • Arkansas Committed to Education Foundation
  • Arkansas Department of Career Education
  • Arkansas Department of Education
  • Arkansas Department of Higher Education
  • Arkansas Science & Technology Authority
  • AT & T
  • Chamberlin Family Foundation
  • Molex
  • Power Technology, Inc.
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
2011 stem coalition organization building1
2011 STEM Coalition Organization Building
  • Facebook page

www.facebook.com/arstemcoalition

  • Developed the Arkansas STEM Coalition Website

www.ArkansasStemCoalition.com

2011 stem coalition convening
2011 STEM Coalition Convening
  • First Statewide STEM Policy Summit – April 2011
  • Quarterly Coalition meetings
  • Quarterly STEM Center Director Meetings
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Arkansas Network of Centers for STEM Education

Center for Math & Science Education

NASA Educator Resource Center

Ms. Lynne Hehr

University of Arkansas

346 N. West Avenue

Fayetteville, AR 72701

(479) 575-3875

Center for Mathematics & Science

Dr. Tony Finley

Harding University

Box 12254

Searcy, AR 72149

(501) 279-4242

NEA Rural Institute Math/Science

Ms. Julie Grady

Arkansas State University

P.O. Box 3891 State University, AR 72467-2350

(870) 972-3059

Institute for Math and Science Education

Ms. Darlynn Cast

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

5210 Grand Avenue, Box 3649

Fort Smith, AR 72913

(479)788-7257

NEA Delta Institute Math/Science

Dr. Cynthia Miller

Arkansas State University

P.O. Box 3891

State University, AR 72467-0184

(870) 972-3436

Satellite location at East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City, AR

Arkansas Center for

Math & Science Education

Dr. Uma Garimella

University of Central Arkansas

UCA Box 5103, 201 Donaghey Avenue

Conway, AR 72035-5005

(501) 450-5663

South Arkansas

Math & Science Center

Ms. Betty Ramsey

Henderson State University

Box 7663

Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

(870) 230-5417

Center for Math/Science Education

Dr. Shelton Fitzpatrick

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

1200 North University, Mail Slot 4978

Pine Bluff, AR 71601

(870) 575-8051

Center for Teaching Excellence in

Math & Science Education

Dr. Scott White

Southern Arkansas University

P.O. Box 9397

Magnolia, AR 71754

(870)235-4290

Math & Science Partnership

Dr. Angela Sewall

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 South University Drive

Little Rock, AR 72204

501-569-8938

Center for Math & Science Education

Ms. Pam Beard

University of Arkansas at Monticello

397 University Drive, P.O. Box 3480

Monticello, AR 71656

(870) 460-1062

2011 stem coalition convening to facilitating
2011 STEM Coalition Convening to Facilitating
  • Forum to discuss elements of STEM Works
  • Advocacy Role to Promote STEM Works
  • Administrative Role with UTeach
uteach new tech high schools
UTeach & New Tech High Schools

Gravette SD

Northark Technical Center

Prairie Grove SD

UAF

Jonesboro SD

Lincoln SD

ASU-J

Russellville SD

Cross Co. SD

Riverview SD

ATU

UCA

UALR

Star City SD

2011 stem coalition facilitating grants
2011 STEM Coalition Facilitating Grants
  • Arkansas Community Foundation STEM Center Grants
  • Arkansas Committed to Education Grants for Elementary Science

. $4,000 for equipment

. Professional Development

. 32 School Districts

current and new board members
Current and New Board Members
  • Jerry Adams
  • Walter Burgess
  • John Chamberlin
  • Melinda Faubel
  • Ed Franklin
  • Mike Gealt
  • Collis Geren
  • Julie Grady
  • James Hendren
  • Gail McClure
  • Cecil McDermott
  • Dennis Plyler
  • Steve Runge
  • Andrew Sustich
  • Charles Watson
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For More Information Contact:

SUZANNE MITCHELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

executivedirector@arkansasstemcoalition.com

Website: www.ArkansasStemCoalition.com