05.12.10

Under Secretary Koonin to Participate in National Lab Day Event

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For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Under Secretary Koonin to Participate
in National Lab Day Event

Lab Day Event to Promote “Educate to Innovate” Campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education

WASHINGTON, DC –On Wednesday, May 12, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Steve Koonin will participate alongside teachers and volunteers in the first National Lab Day, a historic grassroots effort to bring hands-on learning activities to thousands of students and improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Under Secretary Koonin will visit Roosevelt High School in Washington, DC and participate in a hands-on bridge building physics project with sophomore students.

Launched in response to President Obama’s call at the National Academy of Sciences last spring for all Americans to join the cause of elevating STEM education as a national priority, National Lab Day has created over 1,700 projects, matched 11,000 teachers and volunteers and made over 69,000 connections between volunteers and supporting organizations and resources to help bring discovery-based science experiences to students in grades K-12.

To learn more about National Lab Day,
visit www.nationallabday.orgExternal link.

NATIONAL LAB DAY DETAILS:

WHO:

DOE Under Secretary for Science Steve Koonin

WHAT:

National Lab Day Event

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 12
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
WHERE:
Roosevelt High School
4301 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

This event is open to the press. Media wishing to attend should contact Tiffany Edwards at tiffany.edwards@hq.doe.gov.

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