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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Education Officials to Discuss STEM at Tuesday Gathering

Educational partners in a federally-funded effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the Antelope Valley will gather for a symposium 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 at the J.P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center, 43404 30th Street West, Lancaster.

The Second Annual STEMposium will feature representatives from Antelope Valley College, Cerro Coso Community College, California State University Long Beach-Lancaster Engineering Program, Antelope Valley Union High School District, and the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance discussing past efforts and goals.

The keynote speaker is Lieutenant General Ellen M. Pawlikowski, who earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley, and is currently the Commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center of the United States Air Force Space Command, located at Los Angeles Air Force Base in California.

The program features presentations showcasing STEM efforts at the college and university level, industry and education panels discussing STEM issues, as well as displays from local high school academies.

To attend the event, please contact Ms. Jamie Jones at jjones141@avc.edu or call (661) 722-6300, ext.6024 no later than September 20.  On-site media contact: Bridget Razo, (661) 816-0858.