STEMEd Caucus Steering Committee

Our knowledge-based economy is driven by constant innovation. The foundation of innovation lies in a dynamic, motivated and well-educated workforce equipped with STEM skills. However, the nature of our workforce and the needs of our industries have changed over time. Today, an understanding of scientific and mathematical principles, a working knowledge of computer hardware and software, and the problem solving skills developed by courses in STEM are necessary for most jobs. Therefore, STEM education is an enormous and pressing need.

Business Higher Education Forum – STEM Research and Modeling Network (BHEF)

The STEM Research and Modeling Network (SRMN) is an open innovation network hosted by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) and dedicated to advancing the development and use of the U.S. STEM Education Model, a system dynamics model developed by the Raytheon Company, and similar complementary tools. Raytheon has gifted the model to BHEF, which is making the model available in open source to the public to help increase the number of students who pursue majors and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – the disciplines collectively known as STEM. 

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Our mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.

Frontiers in Education

In 1971, about 100 engineering educators from industry and academia gathered in Atlanta for the first Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference. Its leaders had a vision, and moved creatively to implement the vision. The journey through the conferences, which we call FIE, is worth documenting, as the conference has become a premier and often-imitated conference. Some educators have been involved right from the beginning and continue. Others have disembarked, but many new contributors have joined.

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Conceive Design Implement Operate Initiative (CDIO)

The CDIO™ INITIATIVE is an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers. The framework provides students with an education stressing engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving — Designing — Implementing — Operating real-world systems and products. Throughout the world, CDIO Initiative collaborators have adopted CDIO as the framework of their curricular planning and outcome-based assessment.

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American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. 

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