Tapestry Workshop 2013 aims to boost diversity in STEM fields

FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences was chosen to be the first university in Florida to host the 2013 Tapestry Workshop. Tapestry workshops are held yearly at top universities, and aim to help STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers find the best ways to recruit and retain girls in STEM classes at the middle and high school levels.

Twenty-five teachers from around the nation will participate in this event taking place on July 16-18, 2013, at FIU’s College of Business, Room CBC 232. The goals of the workshop are to give teachers strategies, research-based practices, and field-tested ideas for teaching STEM in a way that reaches all students. This program is funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The keynote speaker is Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College and former dean of engineering at Princeton University. She is nationally known for her successful efforts to improve enrollments of women in engineering and computer science. Her speech is on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The event will be streamed live via http://bizstreams.fiu.edu/Mediasite/Play/cd318467272c4e00a695e1c75101a9281d.

And you can follow the STEM discussion on Twitter via #girlsinSTEM #FIU.

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