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National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation
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Email: NAPE@napequity.org
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Foundation HRD-0734056 and HRD-1203121

STEM Equity Pipeline Archive Webinar Registration

Moms Night Out for STEM: A Strategy to Engage Parents

Presenters: Jeffery Weld and Linda Bisgaard

Goals: During the webinar participants will learn about a strategy to:

  1. Unite the assets of communities in engaging youth and parents in STEM and
  2. Engage parents in understanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Description: Moms Night Out for STEM is a program launched in 2010 to help engage parents, especially moms, in developing the interest and motivation in children to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is a statewide celebratory evening of hands-on and informative explorations at multiple sites across Iowa.

Photo portrait of Jeffery Weld

Presenter Bios:
Jeffery Weld, PhD., is the Executive Director of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and Director of the inter-univeristy collaborative, Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) and Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Jeff serves on several state and national boards including the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation and the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology.

Photo portrait of Linda Bisgaard

Linda Bisgaard is the Director of Advocacy and Collaborations for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. She is responsible for representing the Girl Scout council as the thought leader as well as the voice for and of girls with policy makers and community leaders at the local, state, and federal levels. Linda has been a member of the State Leadership STEM Team for Iowa since 2008 which was provided for through a grant from NAPE. Most recently, Linda has been involved with the Governor's STEM Advisory Council serving on a work-study group focused on STEM for Highly Able, Underrepresented, and Nontraditional persons.

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