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Strand highlight: Higher Education

Oct 04, 2016

This is one article in a series that highlights each of the four “strands” or themes that all 2016 Summit exhibits and sessions fall under: Early Education, K-12 Education, Higher Education and Workforce & Business.

STEM experts from the higher education sector will share their experiences in engaging, retaining, and improving outcomes for students in STEM fields as well as improving STEM teacher preparation programs. Recruitment of students into STEM is a joint effort with secondary education (and where possible, elementary education) and higher education. Effective programs are targeting students in high school to pursue careers in STEM as they transition to college. Similarly, the successful transition of college students into the workforce involves partnerships between postsecondary education institutions and business/industry.

Thus, this Strand is not only targeted at 2- and 4-year higher education faculty and staff, but also high school teachers and administrators, as well as employers.

To learn more about opportunities with this Strand at the 2016 Summit:

  • Sessions: Go to the Schedule page, click “Strand” on the right side then choose the strand of interest.
  • Exhibits: Go to Exhibit Hall page and click the strand of interest on the right side.
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