Henderson hosts STEM think tank

More than 140 classroom teachers, district administrators and others attended a think tank for STEM partnerships in Southwest Arkansas Sept. 16 at Henderson State University.

Discussion focused on finding engaging methods to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the region.

“Improving STEM education will foster learning and will be a catalyst for the regional economy,” said Betty Ramsey, STEM Center director at Henderson.

Participants interacted with four different panels, including specialists from STEM centers, educational service centers, Henderson’s Education Renewal Zone, businesses, two-year colleges, faculty from Henderson and Southern Arkansas University, and informal educators.

Each panel described resources available to help educators and administrators teach STEM subjects.

The think tank was hosted by Henderson’s STEM Center, the Southwest A Education Renewal Zone, and the Arkansas STEM Coalition.