The Global STEM Education Center

News


  • Press release: The Global STEM Education Center, Inc Third Symposium "Global STEM Education: What progress are we making?" was held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  • Press Release: The Global STEM Education Round-table at Regis College on March 13, 2015, entitled Global STEM Education - What does it mean to you?

                    

          Superintendent Carol Woodbury, Dennis Yarmouth School District, South Yarmouth, MA

          Principal, Kenneth Jenks, Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School, South Yarmouth, MA

          Superintendent, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District, Upton, MA

          Director of Technology, Donna Sroka, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, Upton, MA

   

  • The Founder and President of the Global STEM Education Center & Education Policy FellowLarisa Schelkin has moderated a panel discussion “Global STEM Education - The Whys, Whats and Hows of Educating for the 21st Century” at Massachusetts STEM Education 11th Annual Summit on Wednesday, October 22 in Worcester, MA. Leaders and practitioners of Global Education from Massachusetts and the nation have discussed the important new developments in public policy and how innovative Global STEM education programs are impacting these developments. Discussion topics included: the US DOE's first comprehensive international strategy in education; the recent Asia Society-led report “Mapping the Nation”; best practices, and challenges faced by school districts; and a non-profit organization leading Global STEM education in our state.

    Speakers:

    Jessica Kehayes, Executive Director, Global Education, Asia Society 
    Isa Zimmerman, MA Governor's STEM Advisory Council; Chairman of the Board, Global STEM Ed Center, Inc
    Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Superintendent, Blackstone Valley School District
    Carol Woodbury, Superintendent, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District
    Dona M. Cady, Dean of Global Education, Middlesex Community College


  • Global STEM Education Center President Larisa Schelkin and Isa Zimmerman, Chairman of the Board, have presented at the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education National Conference in Washington, DC on October 9, 2014


  • The legendary Dr. Charlie Pellerin presented to the Global STEM Classroom students via "LIVE" session run simultaneously for the students in Mexico and US on September 25, 2014. Dr. Pellerin is a legendary NASA’s Director, Astrophysics who led a multi-billion dollar program for a decade launching 12 satellites. NASA awarded him an Outstanding Leadership Medal for excellence. Charlie invented the Great Observatories Program garnering over $10B for space astrophysics. For this, the American Astronautical Society gave Charlie their highest award, the Space Flight Award. And for the Hubble Space Telescope and for its repair mission that fixed the telescope, NASA awarded him a second Outstanding Leadership Medal, an honor bestowed on less than 50 people (including astronauts) in NASA’s History. NASA then awarded him the Distinguished Service Medal, given “when the contribution is so extraordinary that other forms of recognition would be inadequate” for leadership of the Astrophysics Program. Thank you, Dr. Pellerin!



  • DOME Foundation (Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering) and the GTEC (Global Technology and Engineering Consortium) joining forces on April 1, 2014 and becoming together The Global STEM Education Center, Inc - a non profit (501) (c)(3) corporation. CONGRATULATION!


  • DOME Board member and Co-founder, Dean Norean Sharpe spoke at a Higher Education Conference sponsored by the Bridging Nations Foundation at the Carnegie Endowment Conference Center in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2013.​


  • DOME Board member Undergraduate Dean Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Norean Sharpe interviewed Geena Davis. "Academy Award winning actor and advocate, Geena Davis, ... (spoke) as part of Distinguished Leaders Series, September 15, 2011 at Georgetown University. She was interviewed by Undergraduate Dean Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Norean Sharpe". "Geena Davis's choice of .....roles underscores her personal commitment to advocate for gender balance and against gender stereotyping in Hollywood, a commitment which now extends to her career outside of acting as well. Geena Davis ....(has) discuss(ed) her role in front and behind the camera with her non-profit See Jane, which works to improve the portrayals of women and girls in the media and on reducing gender stereotyping"


  • DOME Board Chair (2011-2013), Bentley University Professor Dominique Haughton elected as American Statistical Association Fellow.​


  • DOME Foundation Board of Directors (2012-2014) and Global STEM Education Center Advisory Board member, Reed Brockman from AECOM published a great book about careers in Civil Engineering - "Reed Brockman's latest venture is a book entitled "From Sundaes to Space Stations". Geared for young adults, this book explains what engineers do, and how important their work is. Though not trying to “convert” people to engineering, Reed wanted to open people’s eyes to engineering and create enthusiasm about infrastructure" (BSCES Newsletter Member Profile)


  • "Mapping the Nation" by the Asia Society, Longview Foundation and SAS - WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2013 — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Asia Society Vice President for Education Tony Jackson and other officials at the U.S. Department of Education introduce the Asia Society interactive project Mapping the Nation, which makes a case for a globally competent workforce and citizenry (see at Asia Society and on Global Education Resources page.