Rethinking STEM Education: A Bold New Pathway For America’s Future

Washington, DC – Carnegie Science Center is hosting a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss bold new models for STEM education in America. Carnegie Science Center’s Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development in Pittsburgh has become a national leader in STEM education. Carnegie Science Center directors and partners will discuss ways the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is making a real difference in communities around the country. The Congressional Briefing has bipartisan support from honorary co-hosts Congressman Mike Doyle [D, PA-14] and Congressman Keith Rothfus, [R, PA-12], both of whom will speak at the event. This event is open to press and the public: Wednesday, March 18, 2015: 12:00– 1:30 p.m. ET CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING: Rethinking STEM Education: A Bold New Pathway For America’s Future U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201AB, Washington, DC 20515 Li List of speakers: • Ann Metzger, Co-Director, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA • Ron Baillie, Co-Director, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA • Mary Murrin, Social Investment Manager of Chevron’s Appalachian/Michigan Business Unit • Dr. Melanie Kerber, Superintendent of the Blackhawk School District, Beaver County, PA • Martha McCabe, Manager of STEM Initiatives, Kansas City STEM Alliance, Kansas City, MO • Bud Rock, Executive Director, Association of Science-Technology Centers • Pennsylvania Congressman Keith Rothfus • Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle • Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson The following event is open to press only: Wednesday, March 18, 2015: 4:30 p.m. ET Phone News Conference Rethinking STEM Education: A Bold New Pathway For America’s Future Conferencing number: 800-501-8979; Access Code 2373322 • Ann Metzger, Co-Director, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA • Ron Baillie, Co-Director, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA • Pennsylvania Congressman Keith Rothfus • Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle About Carnegie Science Center Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs. About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events. ###