NSF Appoints CEISMC’s Lizanne DeStefano to STEM Education Advisory Panel

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NSF Appoints CEISMC’s Lizanne DeStefano to STEM Education Advisory Panel

New panel will advise the interagency Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education

July 12, 2018
• Atlanta, GA

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Lizanne DeStefanoExecutive DirectorCenter for Education Integrating Science,Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC)Georgia Institute of Technology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) – in consultation with the Department of Education, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – has appointed Lizanne DeStefano as one of 18 inaugural members of its STEM Education Advisory Panel.

DeStefano is the executive director of the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC). She is also an associate dean in the College of Sciences and a professor in the School of Psychology at  Georgia Institute of Technology.

DeStefano’s research interests include the evaluation and sustainability of innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs and initiatives; including those serving special populations, such as students with disabilities or those at-risk for academic failure. She contributes to efforts that improve the quality of teaching and the student experience, such as the Georgia Tech Commission on Creating the Next in Education. DeStefano is a former special education teacher and a clinical and school psychologist.

“I am honored to serve on the inaugural panel and look forward to sharing Georgia Tech’s STEM education innovation and learning from other across the country,” DeStefano said.

STEM Education Advisory Panel

NSF’s STEM Education Advisory Panel was created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education. Under the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, Congress authorized the creation of the panel to advise a group of federal organizations called the Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM).

In particular, Congress authorized the panel to help identify opportunities to update the 2013-2018 Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan, which CoSTEM developed to improve …

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