SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon and Science@OC have announced their 2015 partnership to promote education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This will mark the second of a three-year collaboration. The partnership will also include a STEM Education Day on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at UBM Canon's Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show at the Anaheim Convention Center next month.
The collaboration is designed to help educators better understand the quality and vast array of career opportunities available to students who have the math and science skills required by Orange County manufacturers. The program is a part of a long-term approach to address a chronic challenge faced by Orange County manufacturers: finding qualified workers.
"Science@OC is using a grant from the UBM Foundation to send 25 middle school educators from six Orange County school districts to the exposition and conference," said Science@OC Executive Director Sue Neuen. "Educators will take a guided tour of the exhibit hall and discuss how to best share these experiences with students and their parents. We believe that educators need to start promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education early to inspire students to be qualified for high paying jobs for the next generation of local manufacturing workers."
Middle school teachers who attended the STEM Education Day at the advanced manufacturing trade event in 2014 were surprised by the sheer number of technology and manufacturing companies exhibiting at the event as well as the number of them who told the visiting teachers that they are starved for qualified applicants for their jobs.
The Southern California Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show, scheduled for February 10-12, 2015, is the largest comprehensive manufacturing exposition and professional development conference on the West Coast. It is an ideal location to provide the connection between educators and manufacturers. The event attracts more than 30,000 participants and includes more than 2,000 exhibits of equipment, products and services in manufacturing, with the following co-located events: Pacific Design & Manufacturing, ATX West,MD&M West,Quality Expo,WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, and AeroCon.
Science@OC aims to develop scientifically literate preschool through 12th grade students in Orange County by assisting districts with resources, and teachers with tools to educate and inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.
Science@OC works with schools and districts in Orange County, CA to improve science education, prepare students for STEM careers, particularly in science and engineering, and engage local, state and national organizations and networks to support science education. Sue Neuen, Executive Director, can be contacted at [email protected].
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