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Kemi Jona Presents on New STEM Education Initiatives at Illinois Innovation Day
SESP professor Kemi Jona will make a presentation on new STEM education initiatives in Illinois at the Illinois Innovation Day event on April 11 in Springfield. Preparing Illinois students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is the goal of a new state plan for “learning exchanges” linking educational opportunities and business resources, and Jona has been involved in the state effort to establish these education-business partnerships.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, members of the Illinois General Assembly and members of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition will hear Jona’s presentation showcasing the development of STEM education learning exchanges for Illinois students. “These resource centers are unique public-private partnerships that have galvanized industry support for STEM,” says Jona, who advises one of the new STEM learning exchanges.
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