State Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-North Strabane, announced he will hold a STEM education forum for local educators on Jan. 24.
This will be the second forum hosted by Neuman that focuses on connecting local students with local jobs.
STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The purpose of the forum will be to discuss initiatives that can help improve local STEM initiatives and increase the collaboration between educators and job creators.
“We need to reaffirm and strengthen our role as leaders in technological innovation and discovery,” Neuman said. “I especially want us to find ways to encourage our local students to enter STEM-related careers that are available in Washington County.”
Neuman said he plans to invite representatives from businesses in STEM-related industries to work with educators in strengthening STEM education programs.
“True innovation takes place both in the lab and in the field,” Neuman said. “I hope that educators and businesses can both see the benefit in collaborating to inspire the next generation.”
Neuman said that the time and location for the forum have yet to be decided— however, any questions regarding the forum can be directed to his office in Washington, Pa., by calling 724-743-7602.