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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Session 904: Policy & Advocacy Solutions: Championing STEM from the School Board to the Statehouse

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Have you ever wondered how policy could help you achieve goals like closing opportunity gaps in STEM education, scaling a best practice or building a STEM capable workforce? Or wanted to get expert advice on how to champion STEM in the media, with policymakers and the grassroots? Then this workshop is for you. Get ready to roll up your sleeves alongside colleagues who have led successful policy and advocacy campaigns in STEMx states. STEMx will debut actionable solutions that STEMx state leaders have put into practice. Working with a breakout group and a STEMx peer consultant, you will gain new tools and resources that will help you identify high-impact state policy levers and develop advocacy strategies in support of your STEM goals.


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Caroline King

Chief Policy Officer, Washington STEM
Caroline King serves as Washington STEM’s Chief Policy Officer, leading the organization’s advocacy efforts to build a robust and diverse movement in support of improving STEM education. King brings more than 10 years of experience working nationally and in Washington state... Read More →

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Terri Nikole Baca

Director, Policy & STEM Education and New Mexico STEM Network, Innovate+Educate
As Director of Policy and STEM Education, Terri Nikole Baca drives and oversees Innovate+Educate’s policy initiatives to advance STEM education and workforce development. Terri Nikole also serves as Director of the New Mexico STEM Network, a statewide initiative to accelerate STEM... Read More →
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John Fitzpatrick

Executive Director, Educate Texas
John Fitzpatrick is the Executive Director of Educate Texas and has an extensive history working with education. Before taking the helm at Educate Texas, Fitzpatrick served as Executive Director of the Capital Area Training Foundation, now Skillpoint Alliance, where he worked to build... Read More →
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Chris Roe

CEO, California STEM Learning Network
Christopher Roe is the Chief Executive Officer of the California STEM Learning Network in charge of overseeing the creation of strategic relationships and collaborating with regional, state and national partners to establish a network that will rapidly scale innovative STEM teaching... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room 5