Superintendent's Memo #285-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

October 9, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Governor's Conference for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

Virginia Tech will host the Governor's Conference for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education on November 15 and 16, 2009. The event promises to provide key STEM stakeholders from formal and informal learning environments, government agencies, policymakers, and the corporate sector an opportunity to create a blueprint for the future of STEM education in Virginia.

Additional objectives of the conference include:

The registration deadline is November 2, 2009. Registration fees include concurrent and general sessions, conference materials, a reception on Sunday, November 15 and breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch on November 16.

More information on the conference and registration can be found at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/stem. Further questions may be addressed to Scott Weimer at weimers@vt.edu or (540) 231-7887.

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