U.S. News to Host June 2012 Conference Addressing STEM Shortfall

The three-day event will bring together dozens of STEM thought leaders.

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Fresh off the heels of last month's Making Science Cool event, U.S. News & World Report, Innovate+Educate, and STEMconnector are hosting a three-day event called STEM Summit 2012 in Dallas on June 27, 28, and 29.

The event will bring together officials from major corporations including Intel, AT&T, and Monster, as well as policy experts from the National Conference of State Legislatures, and education experts from the National Math and Science Initiative and other educational organizations.

“There is much good work being done in different parts of the country, but it is essential to bring the best people and the best practices together," Mortimer Zuckerman, U.S. News editor-in-chief said in a statement.

"We want to highlight the most successful programs and help shape greater awareness of how important STEM education is for so many segments of society, including for women and economically disadvantaged communities. If we don’t get better at this, we’re going to miss the future.”

You can read the full press release, register for the event, and check out the U.S. News ranking of the Best High Schools for Math and Science.

Have something to share? Send news and submissions to stem@usnews.com.