AGC members are invited to visit with Seattle Schools Superintendent José Banda and talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in schools at a March 7 reception at McKinstry Innovation Center.
AGC Education Foundation and AGC have teamed with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Manufacturing Industrial Council and Seattle Public Schools to provide this opportunity to discuss career-related, STEM-based learning.
"This event will spark more conversations among teachers, district staff and representatives from a range of STEM-based industries," said AGC Education Foundation Executive Director Diane Kocer. "Our hope is to support teachers and students and to grow the network and resources that can foster engaged student learning in STEM, and this dialogue with Superintendent Banda is an important step in that process."
Banda became Seattle's School Superintendent on July 1, 2012. Previously he spent four years as Superintendent of the 20,000-student Anaheim City School District. He has expressed his support for "creating a college-going culture with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics."
The reception with Superintendent Banda will be Thursday, March 7, 4:30-6 p.m., at McKinstry Innovation Center, 210 South Hudson Street, Seattle.
To RSVP, email Megan Orthmeyer with the AGC Education Foundation.