Through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, our nation continues to lead the world in the development and utilization of new technologies. Whether related to our health, to the environment, or to our production and use of material goods, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are integral and essential parts of daily life for virtually everyone in the United States and around the globe. However, the understanding of STEM by most Americans, which reflects the level of STEM education most Americans have had, is inadequate for full participation in this increasingly technological world. Our nation is becoming divided into a technologically knowledgeable elite and a disadvantaged majority.
In an effort to meet these demands for our students in McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming counties, RESA I Southeastern Regional Math, Science, and Technology Consortium will sponsor a Regional STEM Fair on April 28, 2007. The RESA I Regional STEM Fair is designed to reinforce classroom efforts to stimulate enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and career-related skills through academic competition and events. Teachers and students are invited to participate in this exciting endeavor. Students are not required to be winners of a school or county fair to enter. However, their projects must adhere to the RESA I Southeastern Regional Math, Science, and Technology Consortium guidelines.Please share this website with the science, math, engineering, technology, reading/language arts, and art teachers at your school, student participants, and parents. Applications are due March 28, 2007. We ask that you designate a staff member to collect all applications and mail them to RESA I, Attention: Linda Ballard Price, 400 Neville St., Beckley, WV 25801
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact a STEM Fair committee member for help.