Shawn Jordan, assistant professor of engineering education in the Polytechnic School, was an invited guest at the White House Next Gen High School Summit, held at the White House in November.
The summit was one of the elements of a multi-day event focusing on the future of STEM, was hosted by the National Science Foundation and was a part of an ongoing national conversation on transforming high schools to better serve all students. Discussions included new thinking on the challenges and opportunities for advancing project based learning. The events highlighted students, educators, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who are reinventing the high school experience to better empower students to seize opportunities in today’s economy, and prepare students for success in college and career.
Jordan’s talk at the NSF event highlighted engaging students in STEM discovery, giving students “agency” and empowering students to MAKE and broadening pathways in minorities in STEM.
To learn more about the NSF conference, visit: http://nsfstemforum.edc.org