WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the STEM Index and Parent's Guide to STEM, today announced the recipients of the 2016 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame awards. The five Hall of Fame inductees will be honored during a special ceremony and keynote discussion at the STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference, taking place May 18-20 at the Hilton in Baltimore, Maryland.
The honorees were selected for their leadership, guidance, and commitment to improving science, technology, engineering and math education and advancing workforce development. U.S. News also valued innovators and visionaries whose initiatives collectively act as a blueprint for solving the STEM crisis.
The members of the 2016 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame are:
- Anna Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA
- Norman C. Francis, President Emeritus, Xavier University of Louisiana
- Ellen Kullman, retired Chair and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont
- Edward B. Rust Jr., Chairman, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
- John J. Tracy, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Boeing
"Now in its fifth year, the U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have been instrumental in leading national efforts to improve STEM education and workforce development," said Brian Kelly, U.S. News editor and chief content officer. "These five trailblazers are an inspiration to all of us and are a driving force as the nation strives to bolster its STEM pipeline and equip America's students with the science and tech skills they'll need for both their personal and professional lives."
Past STEM Leadership Hall of Fame award recipients have included former CEOs Craig Barrett (Intel Corporation) and Norm Augustine (Lockheed Martin), and college presidents Eduardo Padrón (Miami Dade College), Freeman Hrabowski (UMBC) and Shirley Ann Jackson (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).
The Hall of Fame awards ceremony and panel discussion will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016.
To register or find the latest agenda for the STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference, visit http://www.USNewsSTEMSolutions.com and connect with U.S. News STEM Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
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The U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference is focused on improving America's science, technology, engineering and math skills. Produced by U.S. News & World Report, the conference highlights STEM issues on a national stage and assembles major corporations, leading educators and top policymakers to find solutions to the STEM crisis. Now in its fifth year, the conference will take place May 18-20, 2016 at the Hilton, Baltimore, Maryland.
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