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September 28, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $30.8 Million in Grants to Strengthen Math and Science Skills of Upward Bound Students

The U.S. Department of Education awarded 113 grants totaling more than $30.8 million to Upward Bound students to strengthen their math and science skills, and prepare them for postsecondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields of math and science.

April 13, 2011

Education Department Senior Official to Discuss State of STEM Education at Institute for Competitive Workforce Panel

Michael Lach, special assistant for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will discuss the state of STEM education and its importance to the economy during a panel organized by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

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March 08, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Forum on STEM Education Hosted by Congresswoman Donna Edwards

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will participate in a forum hosted by Congresswoman Donna Edwards, D-Md., on the importance of helping students master Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) inside and outside the classroom and pursue professions in those fields.

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Dinosaurs, Moveable Museums, and Science!

Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin speaks to students of MLK Jr. Elementary School.

Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin speaks to students at MLK Jr. Elementary School.

A few weeks ago, on October 22, our Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin had the opportunity to address a group of students from the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary school as part of a special Moveable Museum Event, sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. AMNH brought down a dinosaur “museum exhibit” to DC for the weekend, to encourage students to pursue and deepen their knowledge and passion for math and science. The MLK Jr. students had the opportunity to check out the exhibit, all by themselves, and Michael was really excited to be at a school, and talk to students!

After the event, Michael shared with me a really nice email from the event organizer at AMNH, who wrote:

“The children listened to you, rapt, as you told them that you work for President Obama and how important the President thinks it is that they pursue their interests in science and math.  We could see on the children’s faces how you inspired them, and for all of us, your participation was a highlight of our day at the school with our Moveable Museum. Thank you so much for being with us and for helping to make the day a great success.”

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