Wednesday, May 12, 2010

National Lab Day

Today, scientists, engineers, technologists, and mathematicians from across the country will team up with K-12 schools for project-based learning experiences and more.

But National Lab Day (NLD) is more than just a day. National Lab Day is a long-term program and collaboration between STEM professionals and K-12 classroom teachers. Even if you haven't signed up for this year's NLD, take a look at the website and projects, and register your chapter or nonprofit organization for NLD today.
  • Read NSTA Executive Director Francis Eberle's commentary in this week's Education Week titled "Making Science Labs a Priority"
  • Read the blog from OSTP staff on the White House website about the May 6 NLD event in New York City
  • Read the e-mail from Energy Secretary Stephen Chu encouraging Dept. of Energy scientists to get involved in National Lab Day
  • Read the U.S. House of Representatives resolution (H.Res.1213) introduced by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), which recognizes STEM education and supports National Lab Day.
Any thoughts on whether National Lab Day is something that BDPA (45 local chapters or national office) can support today or in future years?

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