Have your students participate! – White House State of STEM 2015

On behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Office of Public Engagement, we would like to invite you and your students to participate in the third annual State of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics address, or “SoSTEM”.

This event will feature Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of OSTP, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other special guests, including crew members of Expedition 42 aboard the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Terry Virts, currently in orbit 250 miles above Earth, will engage with students via a live communications downlink.

Following the Earth-to-Station video chat, there will be a special panel focused on engaging more students in STEM — particularly girls.

This exciting SoSTEM event will take place Wednesday, January 21, 1:15-3 p.m. EST. It will be carried live on NASA Television and through the agency’s Digital Learning Network.



Students may submit questions during the event via Twitter using #SoSTEM #AsktheWH.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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