Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists is Focus of Issues and Ice Cream Event May 22

Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists is Focus of Issues and Ice Cream Event May 22

Monday, May 13, 2013

UNH Cooperative Extension continues its “Issues and Ice Cream” series May 22 at the Chase Ocean Engineering building.

 Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about “UNH and the STEM Workforce: What is Our Role?”

The presentation and discussion, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., will focus on efforts at UNH and throughout New Hampshire to address science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy and how to build a STEM-literate workforce.  

Join your colleagues from UNH Cooperative Extension, New Hampshire Sea Grant, the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, and other campus departments to:

  • share what you and your program do,
  • learn about the SeaPerch program,
  • find out about STEM-NH, a statewide effort to facilitate collaboration among STEM programs to increase their impact,
  • hear about the ways that animal science excites kids about STEM in 4-H—the youth development program of Cooperative Extension and
  • share your ideas on what could be done to expand this effort. 

This Issues & Ice Cream event is coordinated by UNH Cooperative Extension’s youth and family science literacy team, partnering with the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. 

The dates for the fall semester Issues & Ice Cream events are available here. http://extension.unh.edu/Issues-Ice-Cream

Make sure to save room for some ice cream from the UNH Dairy Bar.

By Holly Young, UNH Coooperative Extension