MEDIA ADVISORY: Education Leader Matthew Peterson Will Speak at U.S. News STEM Solutions
Washington, D.C., Apr 22, 2014 WHAT: Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., will participate in the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference “STEM Spotlights” keynote session. In this fast-paced session before an audience of 1,500, Peterson will highlight the successes, progress, impact, future plans and growth strategy for the revolutionary ST Math® software program that he created. The program, which currently reaches 630,000 students in 35 states, helps double or triple the growth rate on math proficiency and is seen as a powerful tool in preparing a new generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) leaders. MIND Research Institute seeks to rapidly expand the reach of ST Math to achieve its mission of ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems.
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014; 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: Ballroom C at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW | Washington, DC 20001 | www.dcconvention.com
WHO: Speakers: • Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Scientist, MIND Research Institute (ST Math) •Tamara Hudgins, Ph.D., Executive Director, GirlStart •Terri Stripling, Owner, Ten80 Education Remarks: Hadi Partovi, Co-Founder and CEO of code.org Emcee: Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report
About U.S. News STEM Solutions– The National Leadership Conference U.S. News STEM Solutions – The National Leadership Conference is an annual forum for business executives, educators, government officials, the media, and many others to come together around the topic of improving science, technology, engineering, and math education and workforce development in the United States. Conference attendees are corporate executives, government officials, K-12 and college educators, association and nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, industry specialists, media, and other STEM stakeholders. The event runs April 23-25, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
About MIND Research Institute MIND Research Institute is an education nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND's distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND's programs currently reach over 630,000 students and 25,000 teachers in 2,050 schools in 35 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.net.