CSUN President Dianne Harrison is scheduled to provide greetings and deliver brief plenary remarks. Below is the text from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's media advisory about the event:
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and California State University, Northridge with Support from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to Co-Host Stem Education Workshop
On Tuesday, October 7, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and California State University, Northridge (CSUN), with support from the Helmsley Trust, will co-host a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Workshop at the CSUN campus.
At the event, OSTP Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs Patricia Falcone will join experts from around the country to discuss how to further strengthen STEM outcomes at colleges, universities and community colleges.
This event is part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand college opportunity for more first generation, low-income and underserved students, and will build momentum towards the second White House College Opportunity Summit on December 4, 2014. A key focus of the first White House College Opportunity event in January was the importance of helping more low-income and disadvantaged youth prepare for and succeed in critical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree fields. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn from existing strategies and programs to prepare students for college success, improve STEM teaching, and foster connections between higher education and career opportunities.